Wendy Bricco-Meske, of New London, is Waupaca County’s 2014 Fairest of the Fair.
She will preside over the Waupaca County Fair on Aug. 20-24 at the fairgrounds in Weyauwega.
“I have been attending the fair my entire life,” she said. “Being Fairest of the Fair is a good way to go to the fair and share it with everyone else.”
Bricco-Meske has photographs and memories of meeting past Fairest of the Fairs.
“I always wanted to be that kind of role model,” she said.
“The Fairest represents everything that is good about the fair and she is seen throughout the community promoting the fair,” Bricco-Meske said. “She has the opportunity to inspire and educate people, and encourage them to be part of the fair.”
Her favorite part of the Waupaca County Fair is the food.
“I love fair food,” she said. “I indulge in it once a year.”
Bricco-Meske also enjoys seeing the youth projects.
“It is a chance for young people to showcase their accomplishments, which is something I had always enjoyed doing,” she said. “It is a special time.”
As a youth, Bricco-Meske was involved in the clothing project. She also exhibited rabbits and arts & crafts.
The new Fairest is the daughter of Mary Bricco and Corey Meske. She graduated from New London High School in 2011 and recently completed her junior year at the University of Delaware.
After earning a degree in dietetics with a health and wellness minor, she hopes to be accepted into a one-year dietetic internship program.
Once she becomes a licensed dietitian, Bricco-Meske plans to travel to Africa “to educate and provide nutrition care to the underprivileged.”
Her long-term goal is to work in community nutrition or nutrition education.
Bricco-Meske will be officially crowned the 2014 Fairest of the Fair on Thursday morning, Aug. 21, during the Waupaca County Fair.