7/31/2013 1:59:00 PM Fairest Of The Fair Is
The 2012 Fairest of the Fair royalty are (l to r): Lydia Franklin (Princess), Jaelynn Steele (Pre-Teen), Megan Kemmerly (Teen), and Abigail Alred (Miss). Photo provided
Payne County's Fairest of the Fair competition is seeking contestants for the title of Payne County's Fairest of the Fair 2013.
Each year contestants of all ages compete at the Payne County Expo Center where the new Payne County's Fairest of the Fair are crowned.
The pageant commences Aug. 24, 2013, the weekend before the Payne County Fair begins on Aug. 27, 2013.
Payne County contestants ranging in ages from 5 to 18 years old are eligible to compete.
Four queens, one from each division, are crowned. The divisions are as follows: Princess, ages 5-7; Pre-Teen, ages 8-10; Teen, ages 11-14; and Miss, ages 15-18. Contestants will be judged on talent, stage presence, and onstage interview.
Fairest of the Fair is a county fair pageant that provides an opportunity for girls to develop their confidence, talent, stage presence, and acumen for public speaking and community service.
Duties of the queens vary throughout the year; they will be performing their talent, helping out with different community service projects and speaking to different venues around the Payne County area.
Other activities for the 2013 titleholder's will be participation in the OSU Homecoming parade, Stillwater and Cushing Christmas parades and the Old Settlers' Harvest Fest parade in Perkins; as well as different events throughout the Payne County area.
Entry into the competition is free, however, only a limited number of entries will be accepted for each of the four age divisions. Applications are processed on a first come fi rst serve basis.
Last year 38 Payne County young ladies competed and 4 walked away with the title of Payne County's Fairest of the Fair. Current queens are Abigail Alred (Miss), Megan Kemmerly (Teen), Jaelynn Steele (Pre-Teen), and Lydia Franklin (Princess).
To enter, contact Michelle Russell at (405) 385-9224 or email@example.com. Applications are also available in Stillwater at the Payne County Expo Center Office, 4518 Expo Circle East, and The Greenery Styling Salon, 801 South Main.