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2018 Tama County Fair Queen applications now available

May 14, 2018
Special to The News-Herald , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Miss Sadie Cahalan, 2017 Tama County Fair Queen has been representing Tama County at fair activities, parades and other activities throughout the year. Her reign will soon be coming to an end.

Sadie, daughter of Robert and Kisha Cahalan of Gladbrook has participated in a wide variety of activities, ranging from volleyball, basketball manager, track, cheerleading, softball, large group and individual speech, drama, jazz and swing choir, GRACE (Gladbrook-Reinbeck Achievement Club of Excellence) and 4-H. Sadie is also active in her church as a vacation bible school helper and went on several mission trips.

Sadie will be assisting the new candidates at the Queen workshop held annually, as well as be available for parades and other activities until she crowns the new Tama County Fair Queen on July 17. Communities who would like her to attend their function or parade may contact Fair Queen Committee Chair, Deb Kupka at 319.231.3124.

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Sadie Calahan
2017 Fair Queen

The Tama County Fair Queen Committee is taking applications for the 2018 Tama County Fair Queen. The contest is open to girls who are at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 on August 9, 2018.

The Tama County Fair Queen Contest is judged in three distinct areas: Personality, Community Involvement and Leadership, and Poise and Beauty. Contestants do not have to be 4-H members but need to be active in at least one community group.

Contestants will participate in a queen contestant workshop in June. Photos for publicity purposes will be taken at this time. Contest judging will take place July 15. The Tama County Queen will be crowned on Tuesday, July 17 at the Tama County Fair. First place winner will receive an all-expense paid, 4 day trip to Des Moines to represent Tama County in competition with other candidates for the title of Iowa State Fair Queen.

Prizes include gift certificates, t-shirts, complimentary photos and gift bags for all candidates and a $500 scholarship for the Queen.

The Tama County Fair Queen Committee would like to encourage young ladies in Tama County to participate in this competition for the chance to proudly represent Tama County at the Iowa State Fair.

To request an application, please contact Deb Kupka at 319.231.3124, the Tama County Extension Office or Tama County high school's guidance offices. Application forms must be completed and postmarked no later than June 1, 2018.



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