2018-08-02 / Front Page

Little Fair Queens Prep For Pageant

By Cassidy Pittman STAFF WRITER


Pictured are this year’s Little Miss Fair Queen contestants. Top row, left to right: Kimberly Markey, Lillian Mullins, Jenna Neville, Braylin Gelvin, Alanna Martz; bottom row, left to right: Sophia Carbaugh, Avery McGraw, Amelia Hornbaker, Brelyn Reiter, Mary Rotz, Lillia Richards and Cambree Fletcher. Pictured are this year’s Little Miss Fair Queen contestants. Top row, left to right: Kimberly Markey, Lillian Mullins, Jenna Neville, Braylin Gelvin, Alanna Martz; bottom row, left to right: Sophia Carbaugh, Avery McGraw, Amelia Hornbaker, Brelyn Reiter, Mary Rotz, Lillia Richards and Cambree Fletcher. This year’s Little Miss Fair Queen Pageant contestants gathered last Tuesday evening, July 24, in downtown Mc- Connellsburg for a meet and greet at BB&T Bank, which has been a sponsor of the pageant for the last eight years.

The contestants and their parents met at 6:30 p.m. to go over the rules of the pageant and what would be expected of them while they competed the evening of July 31. While there they also had the opportunity to introduce themselves to the other contestants, judges, and parents, and talk about what their favorite summer activity. Most of whom happily replied with an enthusiastic ‘swimming!’

All Little Miss Fair Queen contestants must be between the ages of 5 and 9 and a resident of Fulton County. Because this year’s theme was ‘Down on the Farm,’ the contestants had to be prepared to answer questions about their favorite things/times on the farm, as well as others.

Each girl was judged by a panel made up of BB&T employees from multiple locations and was evaluated on their appearance, speaking skills, stage presence, talent, and their ability to answer questions.

Twelve girls competed for this year’s Little Miss Fair Queen crown: Sophia Carbaugh, parents Amanda Carbaugh and Jeremiah Carbaugh; Cambree Fletcher, parents Tracey and Brandon Fletcher; Braylin Gelvin, parents Hope and Brandon Gelvin; Amelia Hornbaker, parents Amber and Gregory Hornbaker; Kimberly Markey, parent Annissa Markey; Alanna Martz, parents Patricia and Justin Martz; Avery McGraw, parents Whitney McGraw and Matt McGraw; Lillian Mullins, Lindsay Gombas and Stefan Gombas; Jenna Neville, parents Nicole Neville and John Neville Jr.; Brelyn Reiter, parents Samantha and Justin Reiter; Lillia Richards, parents Rebecca and Cody Richards; and Mary Rotz, parent Leslie Rotz.

The results of the pageant will be published in next week’s issue of the “News.”

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