There are seven candidates for North Central Missouri Fair Queen. Judging for the contest is July 28th with coronation of the queen and runners up on the outdoor stage for the North Central Missouri Fair the evening of July 30th.
Queen candidates in alphabetical order are Cara Fordyce of Kidder; Angie Hamilton of Norborne; Leigh Ronayne of Galt; Maggie Steinhoff of Trenton; Blaire Todd of Helena; Grace VonOpitz of Gallatin; and Maria Washburn of King City.
Competition was open to female 4-H and FFA members ranging in age from 17 to 21. They also participate in the 5:30 fair parade prior to the actual coronation.
Each of the girls completed an application requesting a listing of their honors or awards; their activities; future plans; and a statement as to why each wantsto be the N-C-M Fair queen.
The third annual fair queen contest is Sunday July 28th at Hoover Theatre of the Grundy County Jewett Norris Library. Contestants will be judged on interview, talent or public speaking, evening gown and answering an extemporaneous question. Coronation is at 7 o'clock on opening night of the fair Tuesday July 30th.
The queen receives a 350 dollar scholarship to attend NCMC or 300 dollar scholarship to the school of their choice; a tiara; a sash, a bouquet of flowers and her entry fee will be paid to represent Trenton at next years Missouri State Fair queen pageant in Sedalia. First and second place runnersup receive a 100 dollar scholarship to their school of choice as well as a bouquet of flowers.
The July 28th schedule for the queen contest includes personal interviews with the judges beginning at 3 o'clock. The talent and evening gown competition, which are the only categories open to the public, starts at 5 o'clock. The talent or speech presentation is to be from two to three minutes in length.
All queen candidates ride together in the fair parade July 30th.