4-H Fair Pageant

The 2021 Miss Jefferson County 4-H Fair pageant is Saturday evening at North Madison Christian Church beginning at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6:45 p.m. Contestants are pictured with reigning Miss Jefferson County 4-H Fair Queen Laykin Wilson (front) and include (from left): First row — Isabella Marcum, Erika Hazelwood, Olivia Kelley and Jorja Hazelwood; Second Row — Olivia Bruce, Caroline Bechman, McKenzy Gray and Bailie Prescher. The fair runs July 8-17.

Eight girls will compete in the Miss Jefferson County 4-H Fair Pageant on Saturday at North Madison Christian Church.

The girls will be judged in three categories — interview, professional wear and formal wear — and the queen and her court will serve at the county fair as well as other community activities throughout the following year. The queen will represent Jefferson County and compete at the state pageant in January 2022.

“We are very excited about this group of girls and proud of their involvement in our community,” said Cara Fox, pageant director. “It is a wonderful opportunity to serve locally.”

The contestants include: Caroline Bechman, a Madison Consolidated High School graduate, daughter of Chance and Carrie Bechman; Olivia Bruce, a Southwestern High School graduate, daughter of Jeff and Dawn Bruce; McKenzy Gray, a Jac-Cen-Del High School graduate, daughter of Robert and Stacy Gray; Erika Hazelwood, an University of Evansville student, daughter of Mike and Regina Hazelwood; Jorja Hazelwood, a MCHS student, daughter of Rusty and Jessica Hazelwood; Olivia Kelley, an Indiana University student, daughter of Brian and Angie Kelley; Isabella Marcum, a Southwestern graduate, daughter of Timothy and Angela Record; and Bailie Prescher, a MCHS graduate, daughter of Marco and Tonya Prescher.

Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Saturday with the pageant starting at 7 p.m.