By Lou Marzeles

Fair queen resigns



ABDICATED QUEEN: The Klickitat County Fair lost its queen, Kassandra Wedgwood, pictured above on the cover of the current Fair Premium book, when she abruptly resigned.

Lou Marzeles


A sharp conflict of opinion between the Klickitat County Fair Board and designated Fair Queen Kassandra Wedgwood has led to the teen resigning her post almost simultaneous to her picture appearing on the cover of 6,300 copies of the 2016 Fair Premium Book.

Wedgwood announced her decision on the Fair's Facebook. "It is with much heartache that I inform you all I have resigned as 2016 Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo Queen," she wrote. "It has been my honor to represent our amazing community, and I thank you all for your support. I wish you all much luck and fun at the fair."

Fair board President Robin Goodnight says the incident is behind them. "It's a very sad situation...

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