The Dickinson County Fair Board is seeking candidates for the 2012 Dickinson County Fair Queen position. The new Dickinson County Fair Queen will be crowned Sunday evening, July 22, during ceremonies at the fair.
Complete contestant information must be returned to the Dickinson County Fair office before 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 18. The contestant must be available for the judging contest.
Contestants must be at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 years of age on Aug. 9, 2012, and must never have been married or have had children. A county fair queen must reside in the county she represents or an adjoining county if the majority of her activities are in the county she represents.
The contestant must be an active member of at least one service organization in her community, such as a church group, Girl Scouts, 4-H, or others. The newly-crowned Dickinson County Fair Queen will advance to the State Fair Queen competition.
No professional model is eligible to compete in the state competition. Any contestant who has competed at a State Fair finals may not compete again. One entry per county will be accepted by the Iowa State Fair.
The newly-elected Dickinson County Fair Queen must be able to assist at county fair shows, represent Dickinson County at the State Fair and ride in various local parades including the Mainsail Celebration, Spencer Flagfest and Pioneer Days in Milford.
Judging will be based on community involvement, contestant written question responses, an interview with judges and general personality, leadership and beauty.
Each candidate will receive a $100 savings bond from the Dickinson County Fair Board. The queen will receive travel expenses to the Iowa State Fair, a $500 scholarship from the Dickinson County Fair Board to be awarded in her second semester of college and a $200 cash award from Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative. In addition, Okoboji GM Toyota will be the official fair queen car sponsor for parades and public appearances throughout her reign.
Queen entries and additional contest information can be obtained by calling Susan Reiser at 338-4674 or Linda Dingel at 336-0479