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Fair royalty sign-up deadline set for July 14



— The Idaho County Fair Royalty committee is seeking young ladies ages 14 to 18 interested in participating in the 2017-2018 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 14.

The competition includes one contestant picnic sponsored by the 2016-2017 royalty scheduled for July 26; a catered luncheon set for Aug. 9, participation in the fashion show Aug. 16 and the crowning on Aug. 18. 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. 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 Selena Davila of Cottonwood, 1st Princess Chaye Uptmor of Cottonwood and 2nd Princess Tiffany Sonnen of Cottonwood.

Royalty applications can be picked up at the Idaho County Extension office located in the Idaho County Court House or by calling Idaho County Fair Royalty advisor; Karla Enneking at 962-3892 or e-mail karlaenneking@gmail.com. Applications can be dropped off at the Extension office or mailed to Karla Enneking at 92 Idaho St, Cottonwood ID 83522. All applications are due by July 14.



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