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Queen of Fair pageant set for Friday

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on September 26, 2012 1:46 PM

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Participants in this years Queen of the Fair pose for a shot during rehearsals. On the front row, from left, are Sarah Richards, Destiny Dawson, Taylor Gales, Samantha Pigg and Brooke Neal. On the back, from left, are Allyson Newsome, Shalaya Brown, Sophia Le, Ariana Downs, McKayla Wallace, Andra Core, Logan Bill and Madeline Smith.

This year's Queen of the Fair will be crowned Friday night, with the pageant beginning at 8 p.m. in the Entertainment Arena. The contest is open to high-schoolers in Wayne County and will feature contestants competing in casual wear, talent, evening gown wear and group interview. The queen and top three runners-up will receive in-kind scholarships from Mount Olive College and all participants receive a cash premium. Awards will also be given out for congeniality and talent. The queen presides over a number of events throughout the fair and serves for one year.