Five young women from Buena Vista County are vying for the crown and title of Buena Vista County Fair Queen.
This year's contest will take place Saturday, July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grandstand.
The contestants will be interviewed by a panel of judges who will consider many traits including character, leadership and community involvement.
The 2005 Buena Vista County Fair Queen will be crowned by the 2004 queen Lindsay Landgraf.
Judging will take place Thursday July 21 at 1 pm hosted by the Ladies of First Presbyterian Church in Alta.
The 2005 queen will appear at area events throughout the month and compete in the Iowa State Fair Queen Contest in Des Moines in August.
This year's judges are Courtney Barnes (State Fair Queen) of Adel; Tracy Pickhinke of Early, and Erin Leonard of Lake Charles, LA.
Sponsors of the event include Iowa Lakes Electric who has donated a $250 savings bond to the queen, the BVC Fair Board and the Meyer Sisters of Alta.
Don't forget to come out and dunk your favorite candidate or last year's queen in the dunking tank each day of the fair from 1-5 p.m. This event helps raise money for the contest.
Brianna Aube, 16, daughter of Joe and Laurie Aube of Alta, will be a junior this fall at Alta High school. While in school Brianna has been active in cross country, volleyball, basketball, track, softball, FCA, FFA, CLT, fall musical, speech, chorus, band, LYF, and 4-H.
Camie Brunning, 18, daughter of Larry and Doreen Brunning of Storm Lake, will be attending Marshalltown Community College. While in school Camie was active in volleyball, band, choir, FCCLA, and 4-H.
Amanda Meyer, 16, daughter of Jim and Amy Meyer of Alta, will be a junior this fall at Alta High School. While in school Amanda has been active in, volleyball, basketball, track, softball, speech (large group and mime), CLT, FFA, and 4-H
Adella Lane, 16, daughter of Tom and Tarla Lane of Alta, will be a junior this fall at Alta High School. While in school Adella has been active in volleyball, track, FCA, FFA, and CLT.
Megan Suhr, 16, daughter of Dave and Terri Suhr of Alta, will be a junior this fall at Alta High School. While in school Megan has been active in volleyball, basketball, track, softball, CLT, band, jazz band, choir, fall musical, spring play, drill team, LYF, speech (large group and individual), and 4-H.