Plans are underway for the Washington Town & Country Fair Parade, scheduled for Sunday, July 29. Each year, a Grand Marshal and Honor Group are selected to lead the parade. Last year, the Parade Committee developed a process for members of the community to submit nominations for Grand Marshal and Honor Group. Nominations are now being sought for this year’s parade. The awards are designed to recognize an outstanding individual (Grand Marshal) and organization (Honor Group) that better our community through service, leadership, and volunteerism.
Nomination forms are available at the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce Office at 323 West Main Street. Forms can also be downloaded from the following links:
Grand Marshal Nomination Form
Honor Group Nomination Form
Nomination forms must be submitted by March 31, 2018. Completed forms can be returned to the Chamber Office or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Washington Town & Country Fair is accepting applications for the 2018 Fair Queen Contest. Contestants must be citizens of the United States, female, and a resident of Franklin or an adjoining county. Contestants must also be a resident of Missouri for no fewer than six months as of July 15, 2018. Contestants shall be a high school graduate, of no more than 22 years of age on September 1, 2018, and must be single.
The 2018 Fair Queen will receive a $2,500.00 scholarship, First Runner-up $1,000.00, Second Runner-up $750.00, and Miss Congeniality will receive a $500.00 scholarship.
The Queen Contest Committee has scheduled activities for all the contestants including a Contestant/Sponsor Luncheon, “A Day of Professionalism”, “A Day Washington”, Run/Walk, and Parade.
Twenty-four contestants will be entered in the contest. You can sign up at the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce office at 323 W. Main St., Washington, MO 63090, by calling (636) 239-2715 x105, or by e-mailing Tammy. More info can be found on the Queen Contest page of the website.
Market Steers and Dairy Cows to be entered in the 2018 Washington Town & Country Fair will be tagged on Saturday, February 17, 2018, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A snow date of February 24, 2018 has been set if weather does not permit tagging to take place on February 17. If necessary, cancellation due to weather will be announced on the Fair’s website and Facebook page. Information will also be provided to KLPW and The Missourian. The tagging will be held at the Livestock Pavilion at the Washington City Park Fairgrounds. Exhibitors will be allowed to tag two market steers or dairy cows, but may only enter one. Market steer weight at fair time must be 1,000 to 1,450 lbs.
All Junior Exhibitors must be a member in good standing of a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter, and they must be enrolled in the project they are exhibiting. Market class Junior Exhibitors must be from Franklin or an adjoining county. Complete rules for the Junior Livestock Exhibitors will be available at the tag-in or on the Fair website after Feb. 17.
THE EXHIBITOR MUST BE PRESENT AT THE TAGGING. All exhibitors, regardless of age, MUST BE accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Relatives or friends will not be allowed to tag the animal for an exhibitor.
Once again the Town and Country Fair will be awarding at least 2 - $500.00 college scholarships. These scholarships are funded 100% by the exhibitors themselves from a 1% deduction in all Blue Ribbon Auction checks.
Scholarship applicants must be seniors in high school and must have exhibited livestock of any species, market or breeding, at the Washington Town & Country Fair at some time before their senior year. Applicants must also be residents of Franklin or an adjoining county. Applications are available through the Guidance Office at the high schools or at the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce - Fair Office. Digital copies can also be requested by e-mailing the Fair Office or can be downloaded here.
Completed applications must be received at the Washington Area Chamber of Commerce - Fair Office, 323 West Main Street, Washington MO 63090, no later than March 31, 2018.