Saturday, July 12, 2008


One of the highlights in the summer in all the counties in Indiana is the county fair. Since the State Fair is the middle of August many counties are now starting or finishing their fairs. There are judgings of beef, pigs and sheep. There are displays of cakes, pies and cookies. There also are Queen Pageants to become the 4-H girl to reign over the fair and next month compete at state.

On Friday night The Big D and I traveled to LaGrange county to judge their pageant. The first leg of the contest was the interview. We questioned each girl for 5 minutes. There are nine of them--all in their teens (16-18). It was fun to find out about each one. They were all big advocates for 4-H. They were all nice All American girls. Tonight is the official pageant with business wear and formal wear. It will be held at the fair grounds among cows, tractors and homemade ice cream.
Three of us are judging. Kelly is our third member. She is a former Miss State Fair and lives in Ft. Wayne. We've judged with her before so it was fun to catch up. Tonight we'll watch, listen and score. Then one girl will spend a week living like royalty at the county fair. In rural Indiana, that means a lot!!

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