Cassidy Smith crowned Miss Gasconade County to begin fair festivities

By Kaylin Bade

Owensville, Mo. - The Gasconade County Fair began last night with Opening Ceremonies presented by the Color Guard and Gasconade County Deputies, the National Anthem, a prayer by Father Francis from Owensville Immaculate Conception, and the crowning of the 2013 Fair Royalty.

Miss Cassidy Smith, daughter of Jeff and Barb Smith was crowned Miss Gasconade County 2013.  She is sponsored by The Therapy Source.

Miss Smith’s final question on stage was “What are your short term and long term goals, and is goal setting important to you?”  She responded that short term, she would like to finish her education with good marks and long term, she would like to return to Owensville to teach Kindergarten.

She also stated that goal setting has always been important to her and elaborated on this remark.  She performed “American Honey” by Lady Antebellum for her talent.

Miss Emily Thompson (Pictured below) was named 1st Runner Up in the contest.  She is the daughter of Larry and Kelly Thompson and is sponsored by Marilyn’s Beauty Salon.  Miss Thompson’s final question on stage was “If you were to take an individual who was not a Gasconade County resident somewhere in Gasconade County, where would you take them and why?”

She said that she would take them to the fair so that they could experience the people, the county’s youth in their 4-H exhibits and cattle shows, and end with showing them local farmers participating in the fair in the farm class tractor pull.  She performed a speech for her talent entitled, “To Be Inspired”.

Miss Katie Mitchell was honored by both the judges and her peers as she was crowned 2nd Runner Up and Miss Congeniality.  She is the daughter of Darril and Ann Parker.  She was asked on stage, “If you could choose any way to promote the Gasconade County Fair, how would you do it?”

She declared she would bring people to the fair so that they could experience the community and love surrounding it, because you can’t feel that through an advertisement.  She performed an amazing rendition of the traditional hymn “How Great Thou Art”, a capella. 

Congratulations to the Fair Queen and Court from Quick News.

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