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Martin County 4-H Looking For Miss Martin County Candidates
Updated May 5, 2013 1:06 AM | Filed under: WBIW News
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(SHOALS) - The Martin County 4-H Fair will be held June 20-24 this year and candidates are being sought to compete for Miss Martin County.

The pageant will be held Friday, June 20.

The candidate selected as the 2012 Miss Martin County will receive a college scholarship along with various prizes. There is no entry fee to run for Miss Martin County and there will be no sponsorships this year.

The first meeting with candidates and parents or guardians will be Sunday, June 17 at
7 p.m. in the Martin County Learning Center. There will be practice immediately following
the meeting. Contestants must bring a pair of heels for this practice.

Practices will be June 17 and 24, and July 8, 15, and 19 at the fairgrounds. The practice
on July 19 is Manditory. Practices will start at 6:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds.

Miss Martin County and the runners-up are expected to be in attendance during fair
activities. The fair organizers ask that if you are even remotely interested in running for
Miss Martin County, register before the deadline at the Martin County Extension Office by June 11. Then, attend the first meeting to see what it is all about and decide from there.

1. Each contestant must be at least 16 years of age and cannot have had her 21st
birthday as of August 17th, the first day of the 2012 Indiana State Fair queen pageant.

2. Each contestant must be an Indiana resident, a U.S. citizen, and represent her home
county. One of the contestant's parents or legal guardians must also be an Indiana resident.

The only exception: the contestant may reside in an adjoining Indiana county
if the majority of their activities are in the county in which they enter the contest.
Should a fair represent more than one county, the winning contestant must reside
in one of the participating counties.

3. Each contestant must be an active member of at least one worthwhile organization
in her community, such as church groups, Girl Scouts, 4-H, etc. Eligibility is
not limited to 4-H membership.

4. No professional model is eligible for the Martin County or State Fair Pageant. (A
professional model is one who earns her livelihood by modeling.) A contestant who
has had training or schooling in the modeling field, has been paid on occasion for
modeling or works for a fashion board is not considered a professional model.

5. Any contestant who has competed in the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant cannot
compete again.

6. Any county representative selected after the 2012 Indiana State Fair and meeting
the above qualifications is eligible for the 2012 Queen Pageant.

7. Transportation for contestants and chaperones to and from the Indiana State
Fair Queen Pageant will be the responsibility of each contestant.

8. Each contestant and chaperone must stay in their assigned hotel room throughout
the pageant.

9. If any of the previous eight (8) terms and conditions listed are not followed by the
contestant and/or county, the Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant Director has the right
to disqualify that contestant from competition.

10. There will be no entry fee and no sponsors this year.

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