There are some things that are timeless, and one of those is the Emmet County fair queen and princess contest.
This year the contest will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26 at the Ingham Lake Building, in conjunction with the fashion show.
What's great about the fair queen and princess contest is that is helps young women develop poise and present themselves in an articulate manner. It also celebrates a county fair tradition that's been with us for many years.
Vying for the titles of queen and princess this year are:
n Brianna Enerson, 16-year-old daughter of Arvin and Anna Enerson of Estherville.
n Becky Cronk, 17-year-old daughter of Brian and Jackie Cronk of Armstrong.
n Emily Chrestiansen, 18-year-old daughter of Bruce and Lori Chrestiansen of Estherville.
n Rebecca Lair, 16-year-old daughter of Russ and Tammy Lair of Estherville.
n Jalissa Irmiter, 17-year-old daughter of John and Kris Irmiter.
n Mara Irmiter, 18-year-old daughter of Mike and Jill Irmiter of Armstrong.
n Leslie Brandt, 17-year-old daughter of Lennon and Mary Brandt of Swea City.
n Allison Buum, 17-year-old daughter of Greg and Coleen Buum of Armstrong.
n Paige Hoffmeyer, 18-year-old daughter of Monte and Deb Hoffmeyer of Estherville.
These young women have already created a lot of pride for the people of Emmet County. Their accomplishments are already impressive.
Now it's our turn to come out to see them, 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Ingham Lake Building at the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Estherville.