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Changes coming to county fair pageants

Posted on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm

For the first time in the 162-years of the Pike County Fair, three Pike Countians will share the responsibilities of being county fair royalty.
Last week it was announced that this year the Pike County Fair Board would be recognizing Ms. Pike County Fair and Jr. Miss Pike County Fair Queen, in addition to the traditional Pike County Fair Queen.
Lori Fuerst, who is organizing the two new pageants, said in a recent interview that the Ms. Pike County Fair is for Pike County women who are over the age of 55.
“It is just a fun thing for them to do,” Fuerst said. The theme of the pageant is “Country Rodeo,” and contestants are encouraged to wear blue jeans, a denim skirt, boots and a snap-button shirt.
Fuerst said she is hopeful that in this inaugural year that the pageant will feature between 10-15 contestants.

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