candidates are sought
The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participating in the 2012 royalty program. Girls must be going into their sophomore through senior years of high school and be available through the completion of the fair. Deadline for applicants is June 30th.
The competition includes a contestant picnic sponsored by the 2011 royalty set for July 19, a catered luncheon set for August 3, and participation in the fashion show on August 17 and the crowning on August 19; all contestants are required to attend each one of these events.
During the luncheon on August 3; participants are asked to give a two-to-three minute speech and will have a personal interview with three judges from outside Idaho County. Candidates must complete an application which is part of the judging, write and present their speech, and be interviewed.
The event is open to all young ladies age 14 to 18 in Idaho County or those who participate in Idaho County 4-H – however it is not just for those involved in 4-H; it is a county scholarship program for young ladies who are active in their communities. However, starting in 2013, all candidates will have to have 2 years of experience with the fair either through 4-H or through entries in open class.
The queen is awarded a $400 scholarship and each princess is awarded $300. There is also an expense account to help with clothing, float and other costs during their reign.
Current Idaho County Fair Royalty include Queen Sarah Baune of Grangeville, 1st Princess Merannda Chaffee of Cottonwood and 2nd Princess Halee Hill of Grangeville.
Royalty applications can be picked up at the Idaho County Extension office located in the Idaho County Court House or by calling Idaho County Fair Royalty advisors; Cheri Holthaus at 962-5433 or Collette Schaeffer at 816-1872. Applications can be dropped off at the Extension office or mailed to Cheri Holthaus; PO Box 423; Cottonwood Idaho 83522. All applications are due by June 30th.