Friday, June 22, 2012

Georgetown Fair Queen: Memories of Queen Alex at the 2011 Illinois State Fair

With the Georgetown Fair Queen contestants informational tea coming up on July 8th, we can't help but think of 2011 Queen Alexandria Hannan and her exciting year representing the community of Georgetown.  As her official photographers we've had the pleasure of being part of her entourage, and we even got to go with her to Springfield when she visited the 2011 Illinois State Fair.

County fair day at the state fair is a great day, especially if you are a fair queen.  Queen Alex got her picture taken with the state fair queen and had lunch with all the other county queens and directors before introducing herself on stage.

After the lunch we spent some time touring the fairgrounds.  We got a picture of Queen Alex with the butter cow (we think this is a tradition) and found some other iconic scenes before heading back to Georgetown.  Because the Illinois State Fair and the Georgetown Fair take place the same week in August, the Georgetown Fair Queen has a big job to do.  Not only does she do the state fair visit, but as the official hostess of her own fair, she heads back to Georgetown the same night for a full schedule.  While Miss Georgetown is at the state fair, she counts on her court to hold down the fort at home.

Queen Alexandria competed among the most beautiful and talented young women in Vermilion County to earn the title of Miss Georgetown, and we can't wait to meet all the contestants for the 2012 pageant.  Things get going on July 8th at the informational tea, so keep reading our earlier post about Miss Georgetown to find links to the official pageant website, or get in touch with directors Karen Thornsbrough and Jill Pope.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Georgetown Fair Queen: Experience of a Lifetime

Are you ready for the experience of a lifetime?  Contestant information is now available for the 2012 Miss Georgetown Fair Queen pageant, so get in touch with directors Karen Thornsbrough and Jill Pope and get all the information you need to become a contestant by visiting the official Miss Georgetown Fair Queen website.

As the Georgetown Fair Queen's official photographer, we get to go along on her adventures, and we have trouble keeping up!  Miss Georgetown starts her job the moment she is crowned.  Last year Queen Alex was doing radio interviews the very next morning, and she was accompanied by her court all week.

Miss Georgetown gets a fantasticly cool car to drive the week of the fair, and every contestant competes for scholarships, special awards and college assistance from Danville Area Community College.  All the contestants get a great experience at the Georgetown Fair when they go out on the grounds the day before the pageant.  They get an up close look at all the exhibits and livestock barnes, and they get to see one of the biggest and best fairs in Illinois in full swing before they talk to the judges during interviews on pageant day.

We can't wait to meet all the contestants competing in the Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant, and we will be posting lots of pictures of Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Alexandria Hannan and her summer appearances right here at Josh and Joe Travels!  Don't forget, get all the information you need to find out how to become a contestant at the Georgetown Fair Queen pageant website.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Contestant info now online for the 2012 Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant!

Information is now available for contestants in the 2012 Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant, to be held  Monday, August 6, 2012, at the Georgetown fairgrounds grandstand.  The Georgetown Fair Queen is the official hostess of the Georgetown Fair, and with about 50,000 visitors each year they are one of the biggest and best fairs in Illinois.  Miss Georgetown is a leader in her community and this year's queen is Miss Georgetown 2011 Alexandria Hannan who just graduated from Eastern Illinois and plans to go to law school.  As fair queen, Alexandria generally makes at least one official appearance each month, and you can see pictures from many of her appearances right here at Josh and Joe Travels.

The Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant is directed by Karen Thornsbrough and Jill Pope, two of the best pageant directors we have met.  We've got a fair share of pageant experience, from photographing state fair queens to producing some pageants of our own in national systems, and we can say without a doubt that Karen and Jill run a top notch program.  Miss Georgetown is all about promoting and supporting the success of young women at the community level, so every girl benefits from just entering as a contestant by participating in mock interviews and practice sessions that build skills that last a lifetime.

"Hunting for a Queen" is the theme of the 2012 Miss Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant, and contestants need to be age 16-21 and a resident of Vermilion County, Illinois, where Georgetown is located.  Miss Georgetown gets an awesome prize package, including her official crown and sash and a car for fair week in August.  On top of all that, contestants compete for college assistance at Danville Area Community College and a variety of other scholarship awards.  And don't forget, Miss Georgetown represents her community at the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant in January.  Ready to become a contestant? Go the official Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant website.

Being the Georgetown Fair Queen is the experience of a lifetime, and to help her remember every minute we are proud to be the official photographer of the Miss Georgetown Fair Queen.  Friends and family all follow Miss Georgetown's year through the pictures we post right here at Josh and Joe Travels, and we make sure the queen and her court all get photo albums and CDs from fair week.  Prospective contestants can see more pictures and the scrapbooks and albums we made for Queen Alexandria Hannan at the Georgetown Fair Pageant Informational Tea on July 8th.  So if you are between age 16 and 21, live in Vermilion County, IL, and are ready for the adventure of a lifetime, get in touch with Karen and Jill to find out how to become a contestant!

Be sure to check out the pictures from the 2011 informational pageant tea and browse our blog to see pictures of Queen Alexandria at her latest appearances.  The 2012 Miss Georgetown Pageant is going to be incredible and we can't wait to show you pictures right here at Josh and Joe Travels!