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Old Time Fair's 60th queen is crowned July 19 on first night of three-day event

PMG PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Avery Mickey is congratulated by her fellow court members after her selection as 2019 Old Time Fair Queen, making her ambassador-at-large for the event in the coming year. The 60th anniversary of the West Linn Old Time Fair royal court was not without its landmarks, most particularly the selection of male candidate and stepping down of longtime coordinator Terri Jones. But history was observed once again as the court received a new queen as Queen Avery Mickey was selected as ambassador-in-chief for this year's event. Avery will serve through the selection of the 2020 royal court. PMG PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Todd Mickey share moment with daughter Avery shortly before she is crowned.

Avery, whose parents are Stacey and Todd Mickey, was crowned Friday, July 19, the first day of fair. Most recently an eighth-grader at Athey Creek Middle School, Avery's community service project included working with seniors at Tanner Assisted Living Center, creating a regular sing-a-long event that proved very popular. Avery is involved in music and theater but hopes to become an occupational therapist after college.

Outgoing Queen Sarah Talbert praised Avery's dedication to her project and had complimentary things to say about every member of the court, the former court members who had mentored her and West Linn Park and Rec staff who worked on the Old Time Fair, most particularly Jones.

PMG PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Queen Avery is congratulated by outgoing Old Time Fair Queen Sarah Talbert.

PMG PHOTO: LESLIE PUGMIRE HOLE - Old Time Fair MC Larry McIntyre, longtime fair volunteer, jokes with Avery Mickey prior to coronation.

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