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Fair queen contest accepting entries
Monday, May 13, 2013
The Clearfield County Fair Queen contest is accepting entries for the upcoming contest to be held July 28. The purpose of the competition is to select the new Clearfield County fair queen, first runner-up and second runner-up from this group of contestants who will represent the Clearfield County Fair and Clearfield County for one year.
The competition takes center stage at 3 p.m., but it officially begins in June with the submission of an essay on "What My Fair Means to My Community." The queen's committee will meet with contestants in early June to familiarize them with the guidelines of the competition and the program. Contestants will then write their essay and submit it to the fair office so it may be forwarded to the judges for scoring. A second meeting will be held in late June to allow the contestants to work on their bio introduction, speech and obtain advice from the committee.
The queen's committee is comprised of former Clearfield County fair queens Jana Davidson, Shaina Franson, Jamie Straub, Rachel Davidson, Leah Carr, Halee Kephart and Melanie Swartz. Reigning Fair Queen Misti Bruner and Publicity Director/Coordinator Brenda Morgan complete the committee.
The queen program is more than a contest. It was developed to assist young women to realize their potential, build toward a better future, become an active part of their community, and learn about agriculture, Pennsylvania's No. 1 industry.
The young women who have participated in the queen program gained such benefits as boosted self-confidence; enhanced writing skills; enhanced public speaking; experienced great networking opportunities with local and state officials; enhanced résumé; gained knowledge of Clearfield County; gained knowledge of agriculture; impacted the lives of young women; became a role model; experience organizing and running events.
Kephart stated, "For me, the queen program was more than benefits. It changed my life. I learned so much - from how to speak publicly and be comfortable with it to what I wanted to do in my future career."
The entire competition consists of written essay on the topic "What My Fair Means to My Community" (300 words or less); personal interview - each contestant will meet alone with the panel of three judges; speech presentation on the topic "Why You Should Come to My Fair" (three to five minutes; timed event); evening gown/introduction - conducted on the main stage in front of the grandstand following speech presentations.
On the stage, each contestant makes a personal introduction to the audience, similar to that which a fair queen would give when visiting a fair or other public event. The contestant has approximately 15 seconds to make this introduction.
After the competition, the new Clearfield County fair queen and court will serve by attending and participating in events/activities throughout fair week; representing the Clearfield County Fair at events and appearances as approved by the queen's committee; promoting greater public understanding, awareness and interest in Pennsylvania agriculture and the Clearfield County Fair; and by being actively involved in raising funds for Queens for a Cause, benefiting Children's Miracle Network and local charities, as well as assisting local charitable organizations upon request.
Entry forms are available on the fair website,, or at the fair office. Entry forms are due to the fair office no later than June 14. For information or to request an entry form, e-mail
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