Miss Kelsey Upah 2008 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.
Kelsey, daughter of Duane and Gail Upah of Clutier, has participated in Volleyball, basketball, track, softball, concert band, marching band, jazz band, mixed chorus, National Honor Society, FCCLA, TAG, TATU, JEL, 4-H, Student Council, Journalism, and Spanish Club. Kelsey is a member of the Junior class at North Tama High School in Traer.
Kelsey will be assisting the new candidates at the Queen workshop held annually, as well as be avaliable for parades and other activities until she crowns the new Tama County Fair Queen on July 23, 2009. Communities who would like her to attend their function or parade may contact Fair Queen Committee Chair Anne Dengler at 319-479-2504.
The Tama County Fair Queen Committee is taking applications for the 2009 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 11, 2009.
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 on July 19. The Tama County Queen will be crowned on Thursday, July 23 at the Tama County Fair. First place will receive an all expenses 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 Anne Dengler at 319-479-2504, Sherri Zmolek at (319) 478-8994, or Deb Kupka at (319)231-3124, , the Tama County Extension Office or Tama County high schools, guidance offices. Application forms must be completed and postmarked no later than June 1, 2009.