If you know me then you know that the Schuyler County Fair is one of my most favorite things. I moved to Rushville when I was 9 and had never seen anything like it. The rides, the people, the sinfully delicious foods, exciting events, it was all new and I loved it. The two things I enjoyed the most were the Demolition Derby and the Queen Pageant. Dodging mud clods and loud engines was the ultimate thrill for my nine-year old self and as most little girls can attest, walking that ramp with a glistening crown and a dozen roses looked so glamorous and I wanted to do it too. Eleven years later I got my chance but I still get that same feeling as I did when I was a girl when I watch a new queen wave with a beautiful smile to a grandstand full of Schuyler County folks. Now I live miles away, but I always make sure to come back to the Schuyler County Fair. I wouldn’t miss it for the world.
Here are a few highlights from the July 2nd Talent Show and Pageant. More photos can be viewed and downloaded here