BELLVILLE – A sage young woman already looking to the future was named queen at the Bellville Street Fair.
Hannah Tarr, a junior at Clear Fork High School, said she thinks it is “pretty great, actually,” that she was given the honor.
She said she thinks participating in the fair is supportive of the Bellville community.
Tarr, who is active in band, cheerleading and the art club, said she is thinking about studying veterinary medicine. She is also active on student council.
Tarr said she attended a camp at The Ohio State University campus in Columbus. Studying that type of medicine appeals to her because she likes to study the behavioral differences in animals, she said.
She is not certain about her career, Tarr said, but knows she is “curious about how animals react, one to another.”
She has read books about training animals, and practices with her Chihuaha, Ava.
Her Ava is a blonde Chihuaha, she said.
Winning as queen has been good because her friends have been “very supportive,” she said.
One of her favorite things about school is doing art. She entered a charcoal drawing in the fair. She received a red ribbon for that work, she said.
The art exhibit, at the library, has displays set up for kids who are in middle and high school, plus adults.
Awards are given in all sections. Someone gets best of show award.
Though she didn’t get a blue ribbon, Tarr said she is happy because she is “still proud of my art work.”
As queen she will have to carry out several duties. One of them is to be in the annual Christmas parade.
In thinking about her possible career in veterinary medicine, she already has advice.
She said she knows people are fond of animals they have, and if someone loses a pet, a dog or cat, it is best to not be quick to replace the animal.
People shouldn’t “feel like they have to replace” a pet, because that is not something to rush, she said.