Miss Fonda Fair deadline tomorrow

Last year’s Miss Fonda Fair winner as show, from left: Miss Fonda Fair — Julia Marrone; Junior Miss Fonda Fair — Jaiden Farrington; Princess Fonda Fair —Chloe Lyons; and Junior Princess — Sydney Arminio. (Photo submitted)

FONDA — The application deadline for the 34th annual Miss Fonda Fair pageant will be Wednesday.

For more information and an application go to www.fondafair.com or the Miss Fonda Fair Facebook page.

The pageant will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Young ladies, ages 5 to 24, who live in Fulton or Montgomery counties can be part of the pageant for the crowning of the four 2019 Miss Fonda Fair queens— Miss Fonda Fair, Junior Miss, Princess, and Junior Princess. Also, mothers can be nominated for Mother of the Year.

The youth program schedule is as follows:

Saturday, Aug. 17 interviews

∫ Miss (ages 16 to 24) — 9 a.m.

∫ Junior Miss (ages 12 to 15) — 10:30 a.m.

∫ Princess (ages 8 to 11) —noon.

∫ Junior Princess (ages 5 to 7) — 2 p.m.

Two pageants will be held on Aug. 24, s follows:

∫ 3 p.m. — Miss and Junior Miss.

∫ 5 p.m. — Princess and Junior Princess.

All events will take place at Kane Entertainment Building.

The Miss Fonda Fair program continues the traditions and goals it began with in 1985, to give the young women of Fulton and Montgomery counties an opportunity to have a special and fun experience while working at the goal of learning to be their best, according to a news release.

In 1985 the Miss Fonda Fair program idea was brought to the board of the Montgomery County Agricultural Society by Barbara Gray. Gray thought that manners, poise, style, the public speaking and interview skills included in pageants would fit in perfectly at the Fonda Fair and she set out to make that happen. After presenting her idea to the Montgomery County Agricultural Society the Miss Fonda Fair program was approved by its board of directors and an annual tradition was born.

The Miss Fonda Fair program has grown over the years is well respected by community members and something many girls look forward to year after year and work toward all summer. The program also gives local girls an experience that improves their public speaking and interview skills as they prepare for their future job interviews or even the Miss New York State/Miss America scholarship pageants. The Miss Fonda Fair pageant has the reputation of being a great self-esteem booster, integrity builder, and community spirit booster for the contestants.

By Josh Bovee

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