(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 mandatory. 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, please fill out the form and turn it in before the deadline. Then, attend the first meeting to see what it is all about and decide from there.
The form must be returned to the Martin County Extension Office by June 11.
Queen application rules:
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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