Jefferson County Fair queen contest participants sought

Contestants are wanted for the 2018 Greater Jefferson County Fair Queen Contest.

The contest will be held at 6:30 p.m. June 27, with the interview process to be held that afternoon.

If you are interested in competing in the 2018 Jefferson County Fair Queen Contest, applications can be picked up at the Jefferson County Extension office or downloaded and printed from the fair website at

When picking up an application, leave your name and phone number at the Extension office or notify the organizers, at one of the numbers below, that you have downloaded an application and are interested in being a contestant.

Applications are due before 4:30 p.m. June 11. A completed application, along with the ?More Information About You? sheet, a photo, the sponsorship fee and one letter of recommendation must be turned into the Extension office before the deadline.

The basic rules of the contest are:

? Each contestant must be female and at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 years of age on Aug. 1.

? Contestants must never have been married or have had children.

? She must reside in the county she represents or an adjoining county if the majority of her activities, such as school, 4-H, church, work, are in the county she represents.

? Each contestant must be an active member of at least one service organization in her community such as a church group, Girl Scouts, 4-H, Ruritans and others. Eligibility is not limited to 4-H membership.

? No professional models (one who has had ongoing employment in which modeling was the primary part of the job) are eligible to compete.

? If chosen as the 2018 Jefferson County Far Queen, you must be available to participate in the 2018 Iowa State Fair Queen Contest, Aug. 7-11, representing the Jefferson County Fair.

The Jefferson County Fair Board reserves the right to change and interpret the foregoing rules and regulations at any time deemed expedient.

Jefferson County Fair Queen Contest mission statement says ?The young lady we are in search of should be a well-rounded individual with her own voice and thoughts, who participates in activities not just for recreation but to make a difference in her world and others around her. She should participate in both her school and community to the best of her ability beyond that which is expected of her. Overall, she should stand out from her peers and be a role model for those of all ages.?

For information regarding rules, applications or the dates, contact organizers Kortney Heald at 919-3820 or Cynthia Post at 919-1043.