Monday, August 29, 2011

Miss Georgetown Alexandria Hannan visits the Westville Labor Day Pageant

Miss Georgetown Alexandria Hannan helps kids build a new playground in Tilton

On Saturday, August 27th, a group of volunteers built an entire playground in Tilton, and Miss Georgetown Alexandria Hannan was there to lend a hand.  Queen Alex spent most of the day working with small children and building a flowerbed area near the new playground.

Queen Alex talked about the importance of community service while being interviewed at the new playground in Tilton.  The new playground, seen behind Queen Alex, was built in less than 8 hours by a group of volunteers.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Congratulations to 2011 Georgetown Fair Queen Alexandria Hannan!

Alexandria Hannan of Westville, Illinois, was crowned the 2011 Georgetown Fair Queen on Monday, August, 8th, and we spent the week with her photographing her first few days as Miss Georgetown Fair.  Queen Alexandria Hannan is a student at Eastern Illinois University and hopes to one day practice law and maybe even own her own law firm.  But before Queen Alex can get started in her career she has lots to do as the Georgetown Fair Queen.  We have lots of pictures of Queen Alex and we will be posting lots of images from fair week over the next few weeks as we catch up with all the editing and sorting.

Queen Alex was crowned on Monday night and went to work on Tuesday, giving three radio interviews in a single day!  Miss Georgetown is one of the most active queens we have ever met and we will be posting pictures of her appearances, including her trip to the state pageant in January, right here at Josh and Joe Travels!

Queen Alex competed in a field of 24 contestants to win the 2011 queen pageant.  The theme of the 2011 pageant was Hairspray.

2011 Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Alexandria Hannan was crowned by Danielle Sacre, the 2010 Georgetown Fair Queen.  Danielle will receive a beautiful collection of photo albums and a photo CD with pictures from her year.

The Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant is directed by Karen Thornsbrough and Jill Pope.  Karen and Jill run one of the largest and most active fair queen programs in Illinois, and their pageant regularly attracts over 20 contestants.  Queen Alexandria competed in the Miss Georgetown Pageant three times.

Queen Alexandria's friends and family wore green shirts that said "Third Time is the Charm."  Alexandria had been third runner-up and second runner-up in 2009 and 2010, and we were excited to see all her hard work pay off in 2011!  Queen Alex is pictured with her parents Mike and Ruthie Hannan.

Queen Alexandria was selected by a panel of five judges at the 2011 Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant.  Alexandria will represent the Georgetown Fair at the Miss Illinois Fair Queen State Pageant in January in Springfield, Illinois.

As part of our contributions to the Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant, we will be giving fair week photo albums to each member of the court.  Queen Alex not only gets photo albums from fair week, but by the end of her year she will have a collection of albums documenting her adventures.  We know the queen and her court are eager to get their pictures, so we are busy editing and sorting images to get them delivered fast!