Tama County Fair Queen Applications Available

2021 Tama County Fair Queen Miss Frances Jackson.

Miss Frances Jackson, 2021 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.

Frances, daughter of Matt and Ann Jackson of rural Garwin has participated in a wide variety of activities, ranging from cheerleading, band, FFA, Spanish club, National Honor Society, speech and student council.

During her senior year of high school she was president of GMG’s FFA chapter, GMG Spanish club and the Garwin Roughriders 4-H club along with duties as Tama County Beef Queen and Tama County Council member.

Frances is also a member of Chapel Church Youth Fellowship Group and traveled to Belize with her church’s mission team.

She worked at Earl May in Marshalltown and loves to help on her family farm. Frances attended Iowa State University in which she was accepted into the first year honors program and plans a double major in accounting and ag business.

The Tama County Fair Queen Committee is taking applications for the 2022 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, 2022.

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 10. The Tama County Queen will be crowned on Tuesday, July 12 at the Tama County Fair. First place winner will receive an all-expense paid four day trop to Des Moines to represent Tama County in competition with other candidates for the title of Iowa State Fair Queen.

Prizes include gift certificates, t-shirts, complimentary photos and gift bags for all candidates and a $500 scholarship for the Queen.

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, 2022.