Girls interested in competing in the 2019 Gillespie County Fair Queen Pageant are reminded that applications are due today, Wednesday, Aug. 15.
Application forms can be picked up in the fair office at the Gillespie County Fair Grounds, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Applications are also available online at www.gillespiefair.net.
Completed applications should be turned in to the fair office or brought to a mandatory meeting tonight at 7 p.m. at the fair grounds.
Each applicant must be accompanied at the meeting by at least one parent or guardian.
The queen’s pageant is sponsored by the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, Inc. and will be held as part of the 130th Gillespie County Fair.
The queen’s contest is open to all sophomore and junior girls who are enrolled in a Gillespie County high school for the 2018-2019 school year. Applicants must have attended a Gillespie County high school during the 2017-2018 school year.
Applicants must be in good standing at school and maintain a minimum grade average of 75 for the year.
It was noted that for the 2018-2019 school year, only sophomores and juniors will be eligible. Seniors will not be eligible.
Applicants must not be married or have ever been married or have a child or have ever had a child. In addition, applicants must not have been charged with any misdemeanor or felony (excluding minor traffic violations).
Contestants must have written consent from a parent or legal guardian and submit with their application a photograph to be used for publicity purposes.
A complete set of rules is included in the application packet.
A rehearsal for all applicants will be held at the fair grounds at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23.
At least one parent or legal guardian is asked to attend the rehearsal.
Contestants will ride on a float that will be provided in the parade on Friday, Aug. 24, and will be interviewed later in the day by a panel of out-of-town judges.
The 2019 Gillespie County Fair Queen and her court will be crowned during ceremonies beginning at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.
The queen’s pageant is part of the 130th Gillespie County Fair, which is scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 23-26.
The queen and her court will represent the Gillespie County Fair and Festivals Association, Gillespie County and the City of Fredericksburg at numerous parades and functions during the year.
The 2019 Fair Queen’s court reign extends from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2019.
The reigning Gillespie County Fair Queen is Haley Merz. Duchesses are Kamryn Manley, Emma Travland and Emma Pehl.
Dennis Loth is the current chairman of the float committee, and Maxine Jung, Jason and Rebecca Priess and Brian Roeder are the co-chairmen.
For more information, call the fair office at 997-2359 or visit www.gillespiefair.net.