Unionville Fair Queen pageant on Sept. 21

2010 winner Claire Werkiser went on to win state title

Newlin's Claire Werkiser, the 2010 Pennsylvania State Fair Queen, visits the state House of Representatives. Werkiser first was crowned Unionville Fair Queen and her successor will be crowned Sept. 21.

Many young girls dream of becoming a Princess or Beauty Queen, but those living in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District have a chance to see that dream come true.

The 87th annual Unionville Community Fair is staging the Fair Queen and Fair Princess Pageants on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 7pm in the Unionville Elementary School Auditorium.  The newly-retired school Superintendent, Sharon Parker will be emceeing the anticipated event.

Last year’s Fair Queen, Newlin’s Claire Werkiser, went on to be crowned Pennsylvania State Fair Queen.  Werkiser says being both the Unionville and PA State Fair Queen has been an invaluable experience, “I have been able to tour around the lovely state of Pennsylvania and have met incredible people, each with their own unique story.”

Pennsylvania Agriculture Secretary, Michael Pechart says, “For 25 years, more than 5,000 young women have served as the faces of our number one industry, many of whom remain active advocates for agriculture.”

Werkiser embraces her role as ambassador, she says it has allowed her to sharpen her speaking and interviewing skills and to experience some pretty unique opportunities, “I’ve held a baby kangaroo, met Gov. Tom Corbett, toured around fairs with newly-crowned fair queens, and eaten more fair food then I ever thought was possible.”

In addition to developing skills and relationships, the Unionville Fair Queen will receive a cash scholarship of $500, the Queen Alternate receives $300, the Fair Princess receives $100 and the Princess Alternate is awarded $50.

For detailed Pageant information, visit www.ucfairinc.org. The Unionville Community Fair is Friday, September 30th through Sunday, October 2nd and is sponsored by Landhope Farms.

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