I am the 2010 Clay County Fair Queen, Miss Caroline Ann Beyers.
I would personally like to invite all who are eligible to participate in the 2011 Clay County Fair Queen Pageant.
What girl doesn't want to get beautiful, wear a tiara on her head, and have people bow to her?
However, not only was the position about wearing a tiara and sash and looking beautiful, but also it was much more. Reigning as our county's Fair Queen for the past year has been a wonderful experience. Serving Clay County, I have been able to represent our great county at the State Fair, ride in numerous parades, pass out awards to all 4-H participants, attend several community events, be on television, discover myself, and meet new people. I have truly experienced an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I want to encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunity to compete for the 2011 Clay County Fair Queen.
Competing, along with other young women, will allow each participant to make new friends, build self-esteem, discover something within her, and most importantly, have fun.
This year, we are especially fortunate to have the 2011 Indiana State Fair Queen, Sara Alford, joining us for one of our workshop events to help the girls prepare for the interview portion of the contest.
To vie for the title of the 2011 Clay County Fair Queen, girls must between the ages of 16-21. However, you may not have had your 21st birthday by Aug. 21, 2011.
All applicants are required to submit an application, personal photo, entry fee of $25, and sponsor's name. The pageant will take place Saturday, July 2, 2011. Applications may be accessed at the www.ag.purdue.edu/counties/clay, and are due by Friday, June 3.
Applications may be dropped off at the Clay County Extension Office on State Road 59 or mailed to Clay County 4-H Council, Attn: Dianna Knox, PO Box 702, Brazil, Ind., 47834.
Any questions may be directed to 812-236-5622.
Again, I encourage all young ladies to participate. You will not regret the chance taken. I look forward to passing the honor and position over to another great young woman in Clay County.