The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Jacob Hammond joins county fair royalty


August 3, 2017

Diana Zimmerman

Prince Jacob Hammond, a junior at Wahkiakum High School, is raising money for the county fair as one of two members of the 2017 royal court. He will be selling fair passes, baked goods and raffle tickets at the Cathlamet Wooden and Classic Boat Festival on Saturday at the Elochoman Slough Marina.

Jacob Hammond has been involved with the Wahkiakum County Fair in one way or another for over a decade. This year, he decided that he wanted to express his appreciation by vying for a fair crown, which would allow him to formally fundraise for the event.

"I wanted to run because I like helping the fair," Hammond said. "I realized that the fair princesses can benefit the fair a lot by raising money and I wanted to do that. Where are the guys? When they decided I could run for Fair King, I decided that could be my project."

Hammond will be at the Elochoman Slough Marina for the Wooden Boat Show this weekend to sell fair passes, baked goods, and tickets for a couple raffles.

"I've been involved with the fair for 12 years now," Hammond said. "I do the market, I've shown multiple animals, and ridden horses in competition. I've had a lot of fun there. It's a great experience. It teaches kids how to make the world better."

Lore Twiet, his grandmother, counts him as a member of her 4-H club.

The 17 year-old son of Emma Hammond and Greg Smith will be a junior at Wahkiakum High School in the fall. He is on the wrestling team, plays percussion in band, and is involved in a leadership club and Future Farmers of America.


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