2013 Fayette County Fair Queen crowned
Six young ladies from all over the county vied for the crown of 2013 Fayette County Fair Queen, but it was contestant No. 2, Morgan Hollowood of Dawson, whose name was called to wear the tiara for the year.
Hollowood, 18, rose above the other contestants because of her bright personality and vibrant smile, according to the judges.
“She has a very bubbly personality, and she seemed very much at ease and that was what made her stand out,” judge John Strate said of the new queen. “I think that she will be a very good representative of the fair for the season.”
The young ladies all modeled their gowns and presented their speeches to the crowd.
The speeches were all geared to the topic: “Why You Should Visit My Fair.”
“All that is wholesome and great about our community is at the fair,” Hollowood said. “It's for and about our community, which has a rich agricultural history, and I am proud to be a part of that heritage.”
Hollowood is a graduate of Frazier High School and has been involved in and a member of the Fayette County Beef Association for the past nine years. She also has been a member of the swine association for the past four years. This will be her first year raising lambs.
Hollowood is active in her community as a Dawson firefighter and wore the 2012 Dawson Fair Queen crown.
All of the contestants were asked a final question prepared by 2012 Fayette County Fair Queen Elizabeth Hendricks: “What are the top two things you want people to know about agriculture and why?”
“Agriculture is a big part of Pennsylvania, and we should support the farms around here,” Hollowood said. “There is a lot of hard work, time and dedication that goes into farming, and we should continue to support our farms to keep the economy going.”
The queen won numerous gifts from sponsors and will act as a representative of the fair for the upcoming year.
“I'm looking for the girl from Fayette County who will best represent agriculture and who will stress the importance of the role that farmers play here,” judge Melanie Ewing said of the pageant.
Hollowood was surrounded by well-wishers after the competition. She said she is excited to be a representative of the county.
“I'm excited and happy,” Hollowood said. “I know I have big shoes to fill, but I am looking forward to representing the fair.”
Hollowood is the daughter of Holly Sproat and Joe Hollowood of Dawson.
2012 Fayette County Fair Princess Lyndsey Butler of Connellsville was voted again to be the fair princess.
Other queen contestants included Kaytlyne Povlik of Normalville, Olivia Brown of White, Caryna Hanan of Hopwood and Emily Kurilla of Point Marion.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.
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