History


The Georgetown Fair Pageant originated in 1960 with

Sharon Snook of Georgetown becoming the first Queen.

Former Georgetown Fair Queens

1960 – Sharon Snook, Georgetown
*1961 – Lynn Pedigo, Danville
1962 – Ida Grace Laury, Bismark
1963 – Jan Jordan, Fairmount
1964 – Nancy Gustine, Hoopeston
}1965 – Diane Crouch, Hoopeston
1966 – Cheri Greer, Fairmount
}1967 – Candy Acord, Georgetown
1968 – Alice Reed, Cheneyville
1969 – Nancy Can Horne, Danville
1970 – Rae Adams, Danville
1971 – Kathy Kentner, Bismark
1972 – Diane Carlton, Danville
1973 – Kathy Yeats, Rossville
1974 – Sandy Stasen, Danville
}1976 – Kandy Thoma, Westville
1977 – Nancy Sherman, Georgetown
}1978 – Tina Perrone, Danville
1979 – Marge Smith, Danville
1980 – Lisa Detamore, Bismark
*1981 – Kala McDaniel, Georgetown
1982 – Pam Allen, Bismarck
**1983 – Brenda Masengale, Rossville
1984 – Hope Wilson, Catlin
1985 – Lisa Kirkpatrick, Oakwood
1986 – Tonya Wakeland, Catlin
*1987 – Shannon Bireline, Danville
1988 – Jennifer Jones, Danville
1989 – Julie Autor – Danville
1990 – Stephanie Powell – Georgetown
1991 – Renee Abbott – Catlin
}1992 – Laura Remole – Westville
1993 – Chastity Burow, Ridge Farm
1994 – Angie Jackson, Danville
**1995 – Jennifer Evans – Ridge Farm
1996 – Minda Whimpey, Danville
~1997 – Brandi Thornsbrough, Rossville
1998 – Lisa Masengale, Rossville
1999 – Heather Link, Danville
2000 – Rachel Knight, Indianola
~2001 – Molly Hackler, Ridge Farm
2002 – Sara Jackson, Ridge Farm
2003 – Marcee Neal, Catlin
2004 – Dusty Evrenden, Georgetown
^2005 – Paige Harrison, Fithian
2006 – Jenna Hazelbaker, Oakwood
***2007 – Molly Reeves, Danville  - 2008 MISS ILLINOIS COUNTY FAIR QUEEN
2008 – Rachael Everingham, Georgetown
2009 – Chelsea Tarquini, Fithian
2010 – Danielle Sacre, Catlin
2011 – Alexandria Hannan, Westville
2012 – Hayley Lockwood, Catlin

*** State Fair Queen

**   Second Runner Up

*     First Runner Up
} Top 12/10 Finalist
^ Best of Interview
~ Beauty & Physique

2011 Georgetown Fair Pageant

DANVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY  ”READING CORNER”

MAKING SMILES WITH APPLES, MARSHMALLOWS, AND CARMEL

HERE IS THE YUMMY SMILE!

AFTER READING A BOOK AND OUR SNACK EVERYONE GOT THEIR OWN TOOTHBRUSH!

A GREAT DAY AFTER STROLLING THRU THE FARMERS MARKET!

IROQUOIS COUNTY PAGEANT WITH A FEW CONTESTANTS!


OAKWOOD 4TH OF JULY PARADE 2012

For updated pictures and information on Queen Alexandria’s events go to:

http://joshandjoetravels.blogspot.com/

The blog of our Photographers Josh and Joe!  Here is a sneak peak of pictures and journaling of Queen Alexandria’s events~

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 queen 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.

HERE ARE QUEEN ALEXANDRIA’S LATEST EVENTS :

Miss Vermilion County Fair Pageant 2012

Queen Alexandria is pictured here with newly crowned Queen Elizabeth Sothern!

Sangamon County Fair Pageant

Mya Ann Hanrahan and Queen Alexandria attending the Miss Sangamon Fair Pageant.  It was quite a night as we traveled about 3 hours – to Charleston to get Queen Alexandria as she is taking classes and then back to the pageant in New Berlin, Illinois!  We had great fun though talking and laughing all the way!  Cell phones died and charger broke…..see it was quite a night!

Judging the Miss Springfest Pageants sponsored by the Danville Jaycees

D102 Mother/Daughter Look Alike Contest.  

Queen Alexandria was one of the Judges!

 

NIGHT AT THE RACES WITH CASA OF VERMILION COUNTY

QUEEN ALEXANDRIA WITH STATE REPRESENTATIVE CHAD HAYS!

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D102 DUCK OUT!

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NEUHOFF BROADCASTING EASTER EGG HUNT

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A FAIRY TALE COME TRUE – LUNCH WITH THE GEORGETOWN FAIR QUEEN!

This was a very special day for almost 250 guests at the Georgetown Fair Banquet and Conference Center.  Queen Alexandria greeted her princesses with a yellow canvas bag embroidered with a  silver crown full of presents and of course a crown!  They learned to curtsey, listened to a story, danced two princess dances, and had a great lunch including grapes in a glass slipper!!  Of course each princess received an autographed picture taken with Queen Alexandria.

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