Monday, September 14, 2009

"Twins Contest" Clay County Fair 2009

Kelsey Salton, Clay County Fair Queen, myself, and 1st runner-up Hannah Brockshus got our work-out today. We judged in "2's" looking for the group of twins in each category that looked most and least alike, oldest, youngest and so on. Forty-two groups of multiples registered and wow...I don't know how some of those parents keep their kids straight they all deserved a prize! In the end our youngest group was 3 months, oldest was 70 years, and we gave the overall best prize to a couple of ladies that even at age 50 still looked identical. What a fun time!

Clay County Fair 2009

If you have never attended the Clay County Fair you should make the trip to is worth it! Boasted as one on the world's largest county fairs there is truly something for everyone to see and do. Pictured here with one of the antique tractor collections. By day two of the fair reports say that over 120,000 people had already attended the event.

Mrs. America 2009 Finals Night

Pictured here with the beautiful Loni McNertney, Mrs. Iowa America 2009. Way to go Loni for winning the fitness award -- quite an accomplishment!

Not only is she beautiful, but an amazing singer...Mrs. World 2008, from Ukraine, was in attendance at the pageant. She will give up her title at the Mrs. World pageant in November.

Mrs. America Pageant 2009

Tucson, Arizona was the setting for this years' pageant. This photo does not do justice to the beautiful landscaping of the area. Beautiful resort and amazing lightning storms for night time entertainment. Ashley and I made the trip into Tucson on Sunday Sept 6th....despite every possible travel mix-up we made it with luggage intact. Thankfully our trip home was much less exciting.