Thursday, June 23, 2016


So extremely thankful for a great pageant weekend. The positive encouragement and support of trying a new venue helped us make it successful. It shows such a big statement to have over 350 people in attendance to support these 29 young ladies representing their common bond of the Hancock County 4-H program. The committee is proud of each and every one! 
Something else we are very proud of is the bond between this year's girls. While the committee was backstage prepping for the event, this photo was taken to show something very unique from these young ladies. They initiated and conducted a prayer circle before the pageant began. Families: Be proud of these young ladies that you are raising, because we definitely are! 
🍀 Michelle, Lori, Ashley and Megan

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

And the winner is......

Ashley Fritz!

Our 2016 Hancock County 4-H Fair Queen is Ashley Fritz!

Princess - Olivia Scott
Court - Chadsey Matlock, Gracie Johnson, Emily Jones
Miss Congeniality - Ann Waitt

Congratulations to all 29 beautiful participants for a fantastic pageant year.

Friday, February 19, 2016

2016 Pageant Info

All participants must be currently enrolled and active members of the Hancock County 4-H Program and be 16 years old by the pageant date, June 18th 2016. A link to the application is included below. Remember you MUST use this application format and it must be typed, no handwritten applications. If you have any issues or questions regarding locating or using the application please contact Diana Davis or Megan Addison at the Hancock County Extension Office, 317-462-1113.

Application Link:

Monday, March 7 - 6:30pm  located at NineStar Connect-SOUTH Campus (on US 40)

PIZZA PARTY during the PROSPECTIVE QUEEN CANDIDATE MEETING/APPLICATION WORKSHOP This meeting is designed to give you an idea of what being a 4-H Queen Candidate is all about. It is highly suggested to come and get help on how to properly fill out your application.  Please attend to meet other participants even if you have been previously been in the pageant. We will also be discussing the new date, location, and judging format of the 2016 pageant.

Friday, April 8th - 4:00pm

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION to be mailed EARLY or HAND DELIVERED to the 4-H Extension Office by 4:00pm.  No Exceptions! Please no handwritten applications.  Make your first impression a good one!

Sunday, May 1st - 12:30-2:00pm  located at NineStar Connect-SOUTH Campus (on US 40)

QUEEN LUNCHEON - *PLEASE NOTE- The presentation workshop will take place immediately after the Queen Luncheon.  Instructional gathering for Queen Candidates and ONE female adult guest.  Food will be served with the presence of other royalty guests.  

Sunday, May 1st – 2:00-4:00pm located at NineStar Connect-SOUTH Campus (on US 40)

PRESENTATION WORKSHOP - This workshop is for candidates only.  Dress nice, as pictures will be taken. Please bring makeup, suits, dresses, jewelry, or shoes for help and opinions. Photos for the 4-H Fair Queen Pageant Program will be taken. Please no bare shoulders or low necklines.

Thursday, June 9th4:30-6:30pm  Q&A at Extension Office- Open House style
An opportunity for you to bring in formal wear and professional wear options to discuss with the pageant committee if you would like (outfits, shoes, jewelry, etc). Can discuss interview questions, if needed as well. Not a mandatory event.

Friday, June 17th  -  5:00-7:00pm DRESS REHEARSAL MANDATORY Trinity Park Church

All Queen Candidates need to be present.  If times interfere with other 4-H activities, please talk to the Queen Committee as soon as possible. MUST have formal wear dress to practice modeling on stage. This is DRESS rehearsal. We will likely run through the pageant twice to make sure everyone is comfortable. Group photos will also be taken this evening.

Saturday, June 18th  - 10:30- 8:00pm JUDGING and PAGEANT at Trinity Park Church

Interviews will start promptly at 10:30am. At the conclusion of interviews participants will eat lunch and relax until judging/pageant resumes that evening at 4:00pm. Candidates will not be allowed to leave, due to safety. Participants will be judged live as they model professional wear and formal wear that evening. The judge’s final decision and crowning will follow the formal wear portion.

Sunday, June 26  -  1:30pm, parade begins at 2:00pm

4-H FAIR PARADE – All Queen Candidates are required to ride on the Queen Float. All participants will be wearing formals this year… ABSOLUTELY NO SHORT DRESSES OR HIGH SLITS.  Candidates will meet at Fairgrounds North Parking Lot no later than 1:30.  We are at the very beginning of the parade line-up.  Everyone please bring a towel and umbrella.  

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Fair Week Part #1

Pageant night! 

Lined up and ready to walk. 

Our special guest Mady Hayden Miss Indiana State Fair Queen and emcee Mimi Pearce

Our 2015 court with our 2014 Fair Queen 

Our 2015 Queen and Court

Parade fun! 

The start of a great fair week....

Alexa drawing a winner!

Shelby and the adorable lemon shakeup sales crew!

Our Queen loves to take photos with the little ones and we love to see their smiles!

Our very own Queen pig show judged by Tressa Janes!

Our wonderful sponsor for the day on Monday!

A little time with the radio station 96.5

Monday, June 22, 2015

And the winner is......

Congratulations to our 2015 Hancock County 4-H Fair Queen Shelby Wright and her court!

Princess - Juliann Apple

Court - Emily Schrope, Emily Sitzman, Alexa Warren

Miss Congeniality - Madeline Wilks

We were so lucky to have Mady Hayden Miss Indiana State Fair at our pageant this year!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Upcoming information to prepare for pageant!


Just a few reminders: 

-Practice, Thursday June 18th at 5:00 at the main show arena… Let us know prior to the 18th if you have a conflict!!

-June 20th is the 4-H Queen Pageant, please arrive at 6:30 ready to go for modeling your suit…

                -As you go out to model your suit(must be the same suit as judging day), you will be introducing yourself. 

                -You are also modeling your formals (must be the same formal as judging day)

                -All participants are encouraged to bring an extra outfit in the event you are chosen for a title… a nice dress, skirt/top, or dress capris/top (all must be of appropriate length, no low necklines, no strapless or

                  spaghetti straps)

                -For those that receive a title, you will have a short meeting after the pageant to discuss schedules for the week



Thursday, June 11, 2015

Judging day photos!

Judging day (Tuesday, June 9th) was a huge success.  We don't know how the judges could have ever made a decision with our 27 young ladies.  They all did a fantastic job!

Please DO NOT copy or borrow any of the photos on the blog. They are property of Dawn Wallace and The Photography Barn as well as the Queen's Committee. Contestants will receive a group photo at the contest. 

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