Nine young Washington County women are candidates for Okawville Fair and Wheat Festival Queen. Candidates will be judged on physical appearance, stage presence, speech, and interview with judges at the Pageant September 13.
The Queen will be given a Treasure Chest of cash and gifts donated by businesses, organizations and individuals. She will compete in the Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant in Springfield in January.
Nine young girls are candidates for Junior Miss, which will be picked by balloting of the people attending.
A full listing of all candidates is in this week’s issue.