The deadline for the 2018 Miss Henry County Fair Queen Pageant is narrowing down to less than a week for any young women residing in Henry County to submit an application for this year’s contest.

The deadline for the 2018 Miss Henry County Fair Queen Pageant is narrowing down to less than a week for any young women residing in Henry County to submit an application for this year’s contest.

“We are accepting entries until the deadline of May 9.” said Kelli Patton, pageant director for the event.

The 2018 Miss Henry County Fair pageant will be held on Tuesday, June 19, in Cambridge, on opening day of this year’s annual fair at the Henry County Fairgrounds.

As her last official duty the reigning 2017 Miss Henry County Fair Becca Fisher, will crown the new queen chosen.

“Throughout my year as queen I have loved being able to give back to the community which has given so much to me,” said Fisher.

“Henry County is truly one of a kind, and I cannot explain how humbling it has been to serve throughout the county at various fundraisers and functions. The next queen is in for the year of her life.” Fisher continued.

The Kewanee teen also shared that the experience overall given her a lifetime of memories, friends and self-fulfillment within herself. Fisher had taken part in the annual county pageant as a repeat contestant before she was crowned last year.

“My favorite part about competing was always the weeks leading up to the pageant because I made amazing friends during pageant practices and crown or not, I always felt so much more confidence within myself and my capabilities,” she said.

The county fair queen contest is open to females between the ages of 16 to 21 years old who reside and or attend high school in Henry County.

The new queen crowned this year will receive a prize package of over $6,500 that also includes a $2,000 college scholarship, $850 scholarship to Black Hawk College, and $500 cash, among the other winnings.

First runner-up in the contest includes a $600 college scholarship and $250 to Black Hawk College; and second runner-up will receive a $600 college scholarship and $150 to Black Hawk College included in the winning package.

The top three winners will also received a free fair pass for the week and tickets to the Dylan Scott concert during his appearance at this year’s Henry County Fair.

Applications can be acquired by contacting Patton at 944-7743 or by email at hcfqueenpageant@hotmail.com

In another related note, Patton reported that the Little Miss Henry County Fair contest is full with 25 entries and is no longer accepting applications for that division, and the Junior Miss Henry County contest still have five places available for candidates ages 11 to 14-years old.

Applications for the junior miss division are also available by contacting Patton.