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Edwards represents Elsberry during 2018 Lincoln County Fair Queen Pageant

Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 6:00 am

Lincoln County Fair Queen Pageant candidate Tori Edwards of Elsberry during her speech segment of the contest.

Just as the Lincoln County Fair is held every summer in the July heat, so is a young lady from the Lincoln County area chosen as the Fair Queen.

This year Elsberry High School’s own Tori Edwards was one of 11 young ladies vying for the crown. The crowing was held Saturday evening, July 7 at Bonfils Auditorium with Troy Graduate, Chloe Momphard, being crowned Queen at evenings end in front of family and friends.

Edwards began the process back in May when she submitted a resume and picture to the committee, along with sponsorship from Jay Herring, owner of Heartland Restoration, Inc.

Then began numerous hours of practice once a week where the young ladies learned a choreographed opening number, evening gown presentation, their talent and speeches.

The entire process was “priceless” for Edwards as she walked away with many positives.

“One of the best things about the pageant was the opportunity to make many new lifelong friendships with the other contestants,” said Edwards.

Next, the opportunity of participating this year gave her an inside track to what to expect for next year when she competes again.

Her numerous appearances over the fair week, from the parade to everything on the fairgrounds gave her an inside look at everything that actually happens during the busy week.

Edwards stays busy as she is an active member of the Elsberry FFA Chapter serving as a past officer, a contest team participant each year and part owner in the family business.