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News : Reigning State Fair queen to appear in Missouri Day Parade
Posted by Tom on 2012/10/16 10:30:00 (577 reads) News by the same author

Missouri State Fair Queen Emily Wood of Palmyra is to ride in the Missouri Day Festival Parade through the streets of Trenton on Saturday morning. The 19-year old is a sophomore at Moberly Area Community College, majoring in nursing. She hopes to eventually earn a Nurse Practitioner's license and a Doctorate in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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As Missouri State Fair Queen, she has pledged to promote the 'significance of agriculture and tourism', and 'the value of rural living'.

Wood has created her own cancer awareness and prevention program called "F.I.G.H.T". She is credited with spending several volunteer hours speaking to adults and youths about her platform.

With the State Fair Queen in the Trenton parade, that makes TWO reigning Missouri state queens in the parade. It was announced earlier this month that Miss Missouri, Tippe Emmott of Springfield, will also ride in the parade.

The 28th annual Missouri Day Parade begins Saturday morning at 8:30. Parade co-chair Steve Maxey says there is an emphasis on veterans to participate in the parade, both young and old.

Entries can be made by contacting co-chairs Steve Maxey and Rick Klinginsmith.

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