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BV Fair Queen, Little Miss entrants sought

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Do you want to have a lot of fun this summer and have the chance to make a lot of new friends? Here is the perfect opportunity for you; be a candidate in the Buena Vista County Fair Queen pageant or Little Miss Pageant.

Contestants for both the Little Miss and Buena Vista Fair Queen contest are needed.

Coronation will be Sunday, July 20 at 2 p.m.

Rules for Fair Queen contestants

* Each contestant must be at least 16 and not older than 21 by Aug. 5.

* Contestants must never have been married nor have children.

* Contestants must live in, attend school or be involved in activities in Buena Vista County.

* Each contestant must be an active member of at least one service organization in her community, such as church group, Girl Scouts, 4-H, etc. (Eligibility is not limited to 4-H membership).

* No professional models are eligible.

* The queen must be available to attend all fair activities designated by the Buena Vista county Fair Board and the fair board must approve anything endorsed by the queen.

* The winning contestant must be available to attend the Iowa State Fair Pageant in Des Moines, Aug. 5-10.

* The winning contestant will be responsible for transportation to and from Des Moines and for parades the following year.

If winner cannot reign until the new queen is crowned at the 2009 fair, she must forfeit her title and all awards associated with it to the first runner up. The judges will meet with each candidate prior to the fair and will base their decisions on beauty, poise, appearance, personality, leadership and character of each girl. All interested contestants must pre-register by June 16. Contact Emagination Gallery at (712) 732-4769 for

Little Miss contestants must be 5-8 before Sept. 1 and a resident of Buena Vista County. The Fair Board is looking for a natural little girl. The pageant is emphasized as fun-filled day of events and the opportunity for the girls to meet other girls throughout the county rather than a competitive activity.

Judging will take place Saturday, July 19 with time to be set.The Little Miss will Preregistration is due by June 16. Girls interested should contact Emagination Gallery at 732-4769 for pictures which will be used for publicity. Registration forms are available in the fair books. To pre-register, contact Amy Meyer at 284-1007 or jameyer@ncn.net or Amanda Meyer (712) 229-9234



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