Deadline Extended to Enter Fair Queen Pageant


Published on June 26 2012 2:44 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

There is still time for young ladies ages 16 to 21 to enter the Miss Effingham County Fair Queen Pageant to be held Tuesday, August 7.

Contestants will be judged on their personal interview, physical fitness in a swimsuit, and poise in an evening gown.  No entry fee or talent portion of the competition is required.

The winner will receive a cash scholarship plus numerous prizes, and an all-expense-paid weekend to compete for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair in January in Springfield.

Practices are taking place at St. John's Lutheran Church on Jefferson Avenue in Effingham.  Practices will be held on Thursday evenings in June and July. 

Information can be found online at 

If interested, phone Effingham County Fair Pageant Co-Director Valerie Brown at 618-553-9677 by July 2.