Hines will stay on full-time through the end of the state fair.
She replaces Kylie Bearse, who left for a TV gig in Colorado.
Sam Vascellaro is one of 35 semi-finalists for the top senior award.
He was a jack of all trades, and even played Bozo the Clown for a bit.
KARE 11's Kim Insley was the first. More are following.