Idaho County Fair royalty (L-R) first princess Rachel Kelley, queen Katrina Frei and second princess Davi Murphy are pictured with Kendal Fogleman at the Princess Tea Party which was held in Grangeville earlier this year.
As of Tuesday, May 31, 2016
COTTONWOOD The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participating in the 2016-2017 royalty program. Girls must be going into their sophomore through senior years of high school and be available through the completion of the fair. Deadline for applicants has been extended to July 12.
The competition includes (1) contestant picnic sponsored by the 2015-2016 royalty scheduled for Aug. 3, (2) a catered luncheon set for Aug. 9, and (3) participation in the fashion show on Aug. 17 and the (4) crowning on Aug. 19. All contestants are required to attend each one of these events.
During the luncheon on Aug. 9, participants are asked to give a two-to-three minute speech and will have a personal interview with three judges from outside Idaho County. Candidates must complete an application which is part of the judging, write and present their speech and be interviewed.
The event is open to all young ladies age 14 to 18 in Idaho County or those who participate in Idaho County 4-H. However, it is not just for those involved in 4-H, it is a county scholarship program for young ladies who are active in their communities. Starting in 2013, all candidates need to have two years of experience with the fair either through 4-H or through entries in open class.
The queen is awarded a $450 scholarship and each princess is awarded $350. There is also an expense account to help with clothing, float and other costs during their reign.
Current Idaho County Fair Royalty includes: queen Katrina Frei of Grangeville, first princess Rachel Kelley of Grangeville and second princess Davi Murphy of Kooskia. Royalty applications can be picked up at the Idaho County Extension office located in the Idaho County Courthouse or by calling Idaho County Fair Royalty advisor, Karla Enneking at 962-3892 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications can be dropped off at the Extension office or mailed to Karla Enneking at P.O. Box 104, Cottonwood, ID 83522. All applications are due by the extended date of July 12.