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Tama County Fair Queen applications available

May 22, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Miss Madeline Mussig, 2016 Tama County Fair Queen has been representing Tama County at fair activities, parades and other activities throughout the year. Her reign will soon be coming to an end.

Madeline, daughter of Chad and Karen Mussig of Gladbrook has participated in a wide variety of activities, ranging from volleyball, boy's basketball manager, track, chorus, musical, EAGLE, National Honor Society, FFA, 4-H, Tama County Council and student council. Madeline is also active in her church as a religious education and vacation bible school teacher.

Madeline will be assisting the new candidates at the Queen workshop held annually, as well as be available for parades and other activities until she crowns the new Tama County Fair Queen on July 21. Communities who would like her to attend their function or parade may contact Fair Queen Committee Chair, Deb Kupka at 319-231-3124.

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Madeline Mussig
2016 Tama County Fair Queen
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The Tama County Fair Queen Committee is taking applications for the 2017 Tama County Fair Queen. The contest is open to girls who are at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 on August 10, 2017.

The Tama County Fair Queen Contest is judged in three distinct areas: Personality, Community Involvement and Leadership, and Poise and Beauty. Contestants do not have to be 4-H members but need to be active in at least one community group.

Contestants will participate in a queen contestant workshop in June. Photos for publicity purposes will be taken at this time. Contest judging will take place July 16. The Tama County Queen will be crowned on Thursday, July 20 at the Tama County Fair. First place winner will receive an all-expense paid, 4 day trip to Des Moines to represent Tama County in competition with other candidates for the title of Iowa State Fair Queen.

Prizes include savings bonds, t-shirts, complimentary photos and gift bags for all candidates.

The Tama County Fair Queen Committee would like to encourage young ladies in Tama County to participate in this competition for the chance to proudly represent Tama County at the Iowa State Fair.

To request an application, please contact Deb Kupka at 319.231.3124, the Tama County Extension Office or Tama County high school's guidance offices. Application forms must be completed and postmarked no later than June 1, 2017.



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