If you have always wanted to become a queen or princess for a year, then you can't miss this opportunity.
The 2007 Clay County Queen and Princess Pageant is coming up soon. You may ask yourself, 'what are the perks of becoming Clay County royalty?'
Well, I am Larissa Anne Staley, the 2006 Clay County Fair Queen and here are some of the highlights from my reign.
During the county fair, you receive the royal treatment, help pass out ribbons and trophies, get front row seats at all the animal shows, and getting into a water balloon/chocolate pudding/egg/tomato battle with the children during the Kid's Fun Day.
But the fun doesn't stop there.
The queen will have the opportunity to represent Clay County during the Indiana State Fair Queen contest where you will meet all of Indiana's county queens. All throughout the year, there are also fun events such as the 4-H awards night, and numerous parades and festivals (where you get to ride in a convertible).
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, don't miss it. I know I'm glad I did it.
So, if you are between the ages of 12 and 21, I encourage you to read on, learn more about the pageant, and sign up to run for 2007 royalty. You'll be glad you did.
The pageant will take place at the 4-H fairgrounds at 7 p.m., Saturday, July 14.
All queen candidates must be at least 16 years of age and cannot have had their 21st birthday as of Aug. 17, 2007, the first day of the 2007 Indiana State Fair Pageant.
All contestants must be Indiana residents.
Each contestant must be an active member of at least one worthwhile organization in the community, such as church groups, Girl Scouts, 4-H, etc. Eligibility is not limited to 4-H membership.
No professional models are eligible for county/state fair pageants.
The contestants will be judged on the basis of poise, personality, and the ability to converse as a competitive contestant.
Judging will be divided into three categories, including:
* Professional wear,
* Interview, and
* Formal wear.
Any individual, business, or organization may sponsor a contestant in the pageant. A recent, wallet-size photo and an entry fee of $25 must accompany all entries. Checks should be made to the Clay County 4-H Council. The deadline for entering the pageant is July 6.
Entries may be dropped off at the Clay County Extension Office or may be sent to Dianna Knox, PO Box 702, Brazil, 47834.
Pageant entries will appear in The Brazil Times on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.
For more information regarding the pageant, call Knox at 812-835-3861, 812-236-5622 or e-mail Dknox11@aol.com.