Miss Angela Wrage, 2011 Tama County Fair Queen, has been representing Tama County at fair activities, parades and other activities throughout the year. Her reign will soon be coming to an end.
Angela, daughter of Nathan & Jennifer Wrage of Gladbrook, has participated in a wide variety of activities, ranging from Foreign Friends and JEL to drama club and swing choir. She is a two-time All-State euphonium player and has participated in the Future Problem Solving International Conference for six years straight, with two first-in-the world finishes. She was also a National Merit Scholar, a Govenor's Scholar and a member of the National Honor Society at Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School. Community involvement included Gladbrook Gals and Guys 4-H Club, and a volunteer trumpet player for the American Legion and as a pianist for three area churches. Angela has completed a year at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, double majoring in biology and music.
Angela will be assisting the new candidates at the Queen workshop held annually, as well as be available for parades and other activities until she crowns the new Tama County Queen on July 19. Communities who would like her to attend their function or parade may contact Fair Queen Committee Chair Karla Novotny at 641-485-2364.
The Tama County Fair Queen Committee is taking applications for the 2012 Tama County Fair Queen. The contest is open to girls who are at least 16 years of age and not more than 21 on August 9, 2012.
The Tama County Fair Queen Contest is judged in three distinct areas: Personality, Community Involvement and Leadership, and Poise and Beauty. Contestants do not have to be 4H members but need to be active in at least one community group.
Contestants will participate in a queen contestant workshop in June. Photos for publicity purposes will be taken at this time. Contest judging will take place July 15. The Tama County Queen will be crowned on Thursday, July 19 at the Tama County Fair. First place will receive an all expense paid 4 day trip to Des Moines to represent Tama County in competition with other candidates for the title of Iowa State Fair Queen.
Prizes include savings bonds, t-shirts, complimentary photos, and gift bags for all candidates.
The Tama County Fair Queen Committee would like to encourage young ladies in Tama County to participate in this competition for the chance to proudly represent Tama County at the Iowa State Fair.