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July 29, 2012

Free Fair Pageant to celebrate 10 years

Contestants vie for county fair queen title

DUNCAN — Editor's note: Due to amount of contestants, their photos are available in a photo slideshow here.

The number of contestants in the 10th annual Stephens County Free Fair Pageant is a far cry from the number they started out with.

In its first year, there were only three contestants and only a Miss category. For the pageant’s 10-year anniversary set for 1 p.m. Aug. 4, at the Stephens County Fair & Expo Center, there are 36 contestants in five different age groups.  

These groups include Petite Miss, Pre-K to 1st grade; Little Miss, 2nd and 3rd grades; Mini Miss, 4th and 5th grades; Junior Miss, 6th to 8th grades; and Miss, 9th to 12th grades.

Pageant competitions will include interviews from the judges, casual wear, party wear and there is an optional talent competition. Tickets are $2 at the door. Overall, the Miss winner will be the Miss Stephens County Free Fair Queen, though all queen winners from all divisions will serve as ambassadors during the Stephens County Free Fair which will be Aug. 22-25.

This year, the area youth who are participating for a chance to be an ambassador are:

Miss

Harley Angeles, daughter of Julie Smith of Comanche

Allison Christian,  daughter of Jon Christian and Tina Zinno of Duncan

Kaylee Deforest, daughter of Chris and Brandy Deforest of Central High

Briann Dougherty , daughter of John and Michele Dougherty of Central High

Megan Heinrich,  daughter of Tom and Kelly Heinrich of Bray

Sarah McGarr daughter of Lee and Kim McGarr of Comanche

Kaila Williams, daughter of Kenny and Deanna Williams of Empire

Kristin Whisenhunt,  daughter of Terry and Stayce Whisenhunt of Central High.

Junior Miss

Aubrey Bowden,  daughter of Bo and Jeannie Bowden of Marlow

Caylee Hall, daughter of Maverick and Lisa Hall of Duncan

Gracie Harris, daughter of Jim and Courtney Shepard and Jud and Dawn Harris of Central High

Emily Matlock,  daughter of Mike and Trisha Matlock of Comanche

Montana McGill, daughter of Ed and Traci McGill of Empire

Kandy Solis, daughter of Miriam and Jose Solis of Comanche (No Picture)

Kylie Wilcher, daughter of Tina and Cory Miller of Marlow.

 

Little Miss

Makenna Fishgrab,  daughter of Wayne and Marnee Fishgrab of Central High

Penelope Hughes,  daughter of Carl and Agnes Hughes

Ashlyn Jobe, daughter of Sommer Jobe of Loco

Britney Matlock, daughter of Mike and Trisha Matlock of Comanche

Payton Ortega, daughter of Ty and Ali Ortega of Marlow

Carsyn Spugin,  daughter of Craig and Cheri Spurgin of Bray

Brooklynn Walden  daughter of Ryan and Ashley Walden of Comanche; and,

Jordan Ince, daughter of Debbie Ince of Duncan.

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