Twelve Franklin County 4-H Clubs have announced their candidates for the annual St. Pat’s King and Queen Coronation to be held Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at Union Middle School.

The event is the annual fundraiser for the Franklin County 4-H Council. County 4-H Poster Art contest winners and project medal winners also will be recognized at the event.

The king and queen are selected by votes cast at a penny per vote. Families, clubs and local businesses donate money on behalf of the candidates.

All funds raised support Franklin County 4-H educational programs. Those wishing to contribute to a candidate should contact the candidate, or the Franklin County University of Missouri Extension Center, 636-583-5141.

At the end of the coronation ceremony, Dave Hileman, 4-H youth specialist, will lead folk and circle dances for the whole family.

Refreshments also will be served. All are welcome to join in the festivities.

Candidates nominated are as follows:

Campbellton Livestock 4-H Club — Jake Luecker, son of Christine and Nick Meyer.

Fireball 4-H Club —  Anna Tarpey and Clara Tarpey, daughters of Rhonda and Dan Tarpey.

4Ever Clever 4-H Club — Tristen Weidemann, daughter of Angie and Troy Weidemann.

Go Hog Wild 4-H Club — Taylor Kuenzel, daughter of Maria and Jeff Kuenzel, and Madison Brinker, daughter of Debbie and Matt Brinker.

Japan 4-H Club — Morgen Schmidt, daughter of Melissa Hollandsworth and Chris Schmidt, and Ethan Turner, son of Jaime and Jake Turner.

Jeffriesburg 4-H Club — Maria Sauder, daughter of Monica and Donald Sauder, and Cayden Mohrlock, son of Cindy Gerlemann and Craig Mohrlock.

Krakow 4-H Club — Alexa Rose Piontek, daughter of Christine and Chris Piontek, and Grant Cottrell, son of Trina and Wally Cottrell.

Maverick 4-H Club — Taylor Nix, daughter of Emily and Kendall Nix, and Bass Hughes, son of April and John Hughes.

New Haven 4-H Club — Magen Hongisto, daughter of Kim and Justin Hongisto, and Oliver Guignon, son of Monique Guignon.

Rockford Rebels 4-H Club — Josie Rae Collins, daughter of Angie Collins, and Austin Tobben, son of Amanda and Cody Tobben.

Soaring Eagles 4-H Club — Rachel Smith, daughter of Ann and Seth Smith.

Spring Bluff 4-H Club — Emily Hinson, daughter of Rebecca Vanleer and Shaun Hinson, and Emile Emmons, son of Dorothy and Randy Emmons.

Washington Eager Beavers 4-H Club — Lucy Schaefer, daughter of Laura and Heath Schaefer, and Evie Bryson, daughter of Laurie and Caleb Bryson.