Thursday, July 24, 2014

Georgetown Fair Queen: 2014 Queen Contestants visit AMBUCS Summer Camp in Danville

Since getting started at the Queen's Tea early in the summer, the 2014 Georgetown Fair Queen contestants have kept busy with practice and community appearances. One of the best appearances this summer was a chance to be part of the AMBUCS Summer Camp in Danville. Our morning at camp was a total teachers let the monkeys out situation, with kids running around playing in the bounce house, taking turns on a giant slide, making enormous bubbles, and oh yeah, dunking our contestants in the dunk tank. And don't think for a minute the contestants didn't have a blast getting dunked.

AMBUCS puts on a weeklong day camp for kids ages 5-10 and another for young adults age 11-21. The Georgetown contestants were there for kids camp and it was a great day. There are a few qualifications to take part of the summer camp, so check out the Danville AMBUCS website if you live in Danville and might be interested.

The Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant is coming up soon on Monday, August 4th, so keep checking back for all the updates right here at Josh and Joe Travels!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Georgetown Fair Queen: Behind the Scenes at Practice with the 2014 Contestants

Being the Georgetown Fair Queen is a big job, so it's no surprise that the contestants start practicing about a month before the fair week pageant. There are a lot of pageants out there where young women simply show up and compete, but at Miss Georgetown, directors Karen and Jill work hard to make sure everyone young woman is at there best when they finally hit the stage.

We visited a practice just in time to see the contestants working on interview skills and speech competition. If you haven't read some of our post from the Illinois state fair queen pageant, fair queens in Illinois compete in interview, speech and on-stage question, so there is a lot of substance in addition to the things you see on stage like evening gown and swimwear. In Illinois agriculture is very important, and we think Miss Georgetown Fair 2013 Danielle Brown's agriculture knowledge was a big part of what made her a state finalist. But it isn't enough to just know about agriculture - you have to be able to talk about when you make appearances and spend a week at the fairgrounds. Interview and speech help develop those skills.

As the official photographers of the Georgetown Fair Queen, we are having a blast this summer with Queen Danielle and we can't wait to see who she crowns at the pageant in August. Be sure to follow Queen Danielle and the 2014 contestants right here at Josh and Joe Travels!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Georgetown Fair Queen: Danielle Brown visits the 2014 Champaign Fair Queen Pageant

On Saturday, July 12th we were with Miss Georgetown Fair 2013 Danielle Brown as she traveled to Rantoul for the 2014 Champaign Fair Queen Pageant. This year they had five young ladies competing for the title and Madison Frerichs was crowned the 2014 Champaign Fair Queen. Queen Danielle knew Julianne Wallace, the 2013 Champaign Fair Queen, since they competed together at the Illinois state fair queen pageant this past January. Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Summer Robbins was there to assist in the crowning and to remind everyone that Florida Georgia Line will be at the Illinois State Fair this year.

The Champaign Fair Queen Pageant always takes place a few weeks before Georgetown and we can't wait to find out who will be the next Georgetown Fair Queen. Queen Danielle has had a pretty big year as a state finalist and one of the most active local fair queens in the state and we are excited to see her crown the next Miss Georgetown Fair Queen in August. To follow all the adventures of the Georgetown Fair Queen keep checking back right here at Josh and Joe Travels!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Georgetown Fair Queen: Potomac July 4th Parade

Being the Georgetown Fair Queen is a busy job, and this past weekend we were in Potomac, Illinois with Miss Georgetown Fair 2013 Danielle Brown for their annual Independence Day Parade. We've photographed the Georgetown Fair Queen in a few parades, but this one was special because Queen Danielle was joined by the contestants competing to be Miss Georgetown Fair 2014. The contestants will be making appearances and attending practices throughout July, so keep checking back for more pictures.

Queen Danielle kept to her agriculture roots and instead of riding in a convertible she decorated the ranger and let directors Karen and Jill drive while she walked with the contestants. Between the gigantic crown and the flags it was hard to miss the Georgetown Fair Queen. And you'll probably remember meeting them because they were handing out tons of candy and America flag lapel pins.

The Georgetown Fair Queen Pageant delivers an unrivaled contestant experience and it will all come together in August when the 2014 queen is crowned. We've had a blast this year with Queen Danielle, and we can't wait to find out who will be the next young woman to represent the Georgetown Fair. If you see us taking pictures of Queen Danielle and the contestants, be sure to wave when you see Josh and Joe Travels!