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Allen County Fun Fair seeks pageant entries, performers

The deadline to apply is July 1.

The following statements was issued Friday by the Allen County Fun Fair:

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Allen County Fun Fair is looking for Queen and Little Miss Pageant contestants, as well as bands, dance groups or vocalists to perform on the free activities stage as it celebrates its 25th anniversary July 22-27.

The Miss Allen County Queen Pageant is set for 6 p.m. July 20 at

Carroll High School, 3701 Carroll Road in Fort Wayne. Participants

must be between the ages of 16-21, and must reside, attend school or participate in a community organization within Allen County, such as 4-H, youth choir or church. The entry fee is $65.

All contestants will be judged based on the following criteria:

interview, professional wear, evening gown and an on stage question. Applicants must be available from 12:30-3 p.m. on July 19 for a mandatory practice at Carroll High School.

The pageant winner will participate in fair activities July 22-27

along with her court, and will go on to compete for the Miss Indiana

State Fair Queen Pageant Jan. 2-4, 2015.

Younger ladies ages 2-15 can participate in the Little Miss Pageant,

which kicks off during the Miss Allen County Queen Pageant, and runs through Thursday, July 24. It’s not required for applicants to reside within Allen County to participate. The Little Miss titles are

determined by funds raised, with each penny equaling a vote for each girl, and all donations go toward the Miss Allen County Queen

Scholarship Fund. All participants receive a crown and prize package.

The fair also invites all interested bands, dance groups, or vocalists

to showcase their talents on the community stage during fours days of the fair. Acts must provide all equipment, but electricity and sound assistance will be provided.

Openings include: Tuesday, July 22, 8-10 p.m.; Wednesday, July 23,

6-10 p.m.; Thursday, July 24, 8-10 p.m.; and Saturday, July 26, 6-8 p.m.

The pageant and band entry deadline is July 1. Interested participants can contact Michelle Love at missallencounty@gmail.com, or call 260.693.9407.

The 25th annual Allen County Fun Fair takes place July 22-27 at the

Allen County Fairgrounds, 2726 Carroll Road. New features this year include a fireworks show and Fair Fun Parade on opening night, more midway rides with dollar ride nights, mud bog and dirt drags, and the return of the donkey races.

Other special features and activities include a hot air balloon flight

and glow, free ice cream social, talent contest, demolition derby,

truck pull, monster truck rides, team pig wrestling, air rifle shooting range, 4-H exhibits and animals, and much more.

Tickets are $5; children 5 and under, and parking is free. For more

information on admission discounts, contest entries, and a full event schedule, log on www.TheAllenCountyFair.com or call 260.449.4444.

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