4-H Fair queen, senior queen candidates amazing women
Posted: 07/21/2012 at 9:22 am
Fifty inspiring women took part in the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen Contest this year. They all spent countless hours in preparation, attended dozens of events, fielded interview after interview. Finally, Friday night’s pageant concluded the Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen Contest, and one of these daughters of the Elkhart County area has been crowned and is now poised to take on her representative duties for the next year.
But all of these ladies deserve attention and recognition for their service to this community. They have been dedicated to their 4-H clubs, and they don’t shy away from picking up a .22 caliber rifle (Shooting Sports), butting their knees onto the hind end of a pig to shove them through the rails (Swine Club) or shoveling horse manure (Saddle Club). Many of them become mentors in 4-H, nurturing and inspiring the youth of this county and surrounding areas and encouraging more young people to get involved.
And 4-H isn’t where their involvement ends. They’ve also devoted hundreds of volunteer hours to Elkhart County and its residents. They’ve organized fundraisers and helped fellow students in their schools. They’ve participated in church activities and community organizations. They know when to learn and when to lead. Some have overcome incredible odds to be where they are today. All of them are passionate and driven.
These are the stories of 50 extraordinary young women who had the courage to compete for the title of queen. We want to share them with you. All of them.
Click here to read about the candidates for Elkhart County 4-H Fair Queen.
- Amelia Hooper, Community Manager, Digital Division
Elkhart County 4-H Fair Senior Queen Candidates
The Elkhart County 4-H Fair Senior Queen pageant is, and has always been, a showing of Elkhart’s most dedicated women. Though one lucky woman took the crown yesterday, all of these women are deserving of recognition.
Elkhart County is a better place because of the service of each of the candidates for the 2012 Senior Queen. They are the mothers and grandmothers and mentors of our children. Many of them are former 4-Hers who grew up involved in various clubs. Now they spend their time volunteering in the clubs they have an interest in and their children and grandchildren participate in.
Beyond 4-H, these women volunteer at schools, churches and hospitals. They’ve served on boards of local neighborhood groups, having an affect on the places where they live. They’ve also been involved with regional groups dedicated to various causes. These women have owned and managed and worked at many local businesses. They are enthusiastic and encouraging. They offer a helping hand and a smile to anyone in need and they make a difference in people’s lives every day.
These women have dedicated themselves to making Elkhart County a better place for all of us, and we want to tell you more about them.
Click here to learn more about their outstanding work.
— Krystal Vivian, Web Content Editor, Digital Division