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Clay County Fair Queen Candidates Set

Spencer, IA (CCF)–Thirteen young ladies will attempt to give their moms the best Mother’s Day gift ever when they compete for the title of Clay County Fair Queen on Sunday, May 11 at the Spencer Community Theatre.

“The queen contest is truly one of the first events of the fair ‘season’,” said CCF Manager Jeremy Parsons. “We are excited to have such great participation as well as a beautiful new location for the contest – the Spencer Community Theatre.”

Contestants include Cassie Day of Everly, the daughter of Derrin and Kathy Day; Jill Fahnlander of Royal, the daughter of Kevin and Lisa Fahnlander; Abby Galm of Spencer, the daughter of Paul and Brenda Galm; Elizabeth Glover of Spencer, the daughter of Louis and Lois Glover; Jordan Hansen of Spencer, the daughter of Curt and Julie Hansen; Cassy Hanson of Linn Grove, the daughter of Tom and Pam Hanson; Shelby Johnson of Royal, the daughter of James and Dee Ann Johnson; Josie McCarty of Linn Grove, the daughter of Allen and Javotte McCarty; Morgan Merrill of Spencer, the daughter of Veronica Merrill and Darrin Merrill; Sydney Salton of Dickens, the daughter of Don and Diane Salton; Maddie Schwenneker of Spencer, the daughter of Tim and Kristin Schwenneker; Ky Steffen of Linn Grove, the daughter of Cory and Susan Steffen; and Megan Wassom of Spencer, the daughter of Robert and Dana Wassom.

The contest will conclude with the pageant, including the self-expression portion of the contest and the crowning, at 7:00pm at the Spencer Community Theatre. The event is open to the public.

The Queen will represent the fair at area parades, the Iowa State Fair during the queen contest, selected celebrations during the summer, and the Clay County Fair in September.

Candidates will be judged on personality, attitude and awareness, leadership and citizenship, contribution to the community, overall appearance, charm, poise and self-expression.

Each contestant will receive a Mark gift package from Avon, fair queen cap from Creative Stitches, tote bag from Weaver’s, and a long-stem rose from Hy-Vee Floral Department of Spencer.

The Queen will also receive an extensive prize package, including $1,000 cash from Community Bank and Insurance; a Vera Bradley wristlet from Hen House; a Sterling Silver Coin Pearl Necklace and matching earrings from Avon; personal care sessions from Design Masters; an official Fair Queen photo from Quattlebaum Photography; a $100 gift certificate from Elegance Bridal and Prom Boutique; a three-month membership to the Spencer Family YMCA; a pearl necklace from Nelson Jewelry; $200 cash from Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative; $50 cash for transportation expenses from H&N Chevrolet-Buick; a tanning package from Royal Tan; one-hour massage from Family Wellness Massage; a teeth whitening tray from VanHofwegen & Munter Family Dentistry; a $50 ethanol certificate from Clay County Farm Bureau; and a dozen roses from Spencer Hy-Vee Floral Department.

The First Runner-Up will receive $500 cash from Community Bank and Insurance of Spencer, as well as other gifts provided by the sponsors listed above.

(Release From Clay County Fair)

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