|Posted on June 4, 2013 at 12:05 AM||comments (0)|
Well everyone, my hard work has finally paid off! It is Miss Iowa week!!! There is so much going through my head right now as I am starting this blog entry, so I will try to get it all down. To kick-off our Miss Iowa week we had a "Red Event". All the lovely ladies dressed up in their finest cocktail dresses and we met a ton of people and listened to an amazing inspirational speaker named Shef. Afterwards, we had time to move into our rooms. I am rooming with the lovely Miss Eastern Iowa, Jessica Erbst. We are the youngest two competitors, but are still ready for what Miss Iowa weeks holds.
Today we visited the Children's Miracle Network in Iowa City. We wore our crowns and brought our autograph cards with us for the kids in case that wanted one to keep. I had the pleasure of meeting a gorgeous young women at the hospital. She will be a freshmen this coming year and was a truly inspirational young women! I also got to meet/play with a little girl in the younger children's playroom. She was the cutest little thing and loved crafts. It was truly a blessing to be able to make a difference in these children's lives today! I hope they will always remember meeting the Miss Iowa contestants; it's not everyday you get to see 13 beautiful women in crowns.
The visit took up the majority of our day. We also had a rehearsal to practice our onstage portion of competition. Our onstage competiton includes: a group number (not judged), swimming suit, onstage question, and evening gown. We begin competing onstage on Thursday so please be sending positive thoughts and prayers my way!
More to come soon!
Delaney Howell <3
Fun Ag Fact of the day: The average person consumes 584 pounds of dairy products a year.
|Posted on May 20, 2013 at 1:15 PM||comments (0)|
Miss Iowa is about two weeks away! AHHHHH Crazy!!! I have been prepping like crazy lately, trying to get in those last crucial work-outs, reading up on my current events, and of course putting together a spectacular wardrobe to wear during competition. My Children's Miracle Network fundraiser is done and I have raised the $250 required. Thank you to all who donated!
Competition dates of Miss Iowa are June 6, 7, and finals are the 8 to anyone interested in attending, I think it should be pretty fun! There are 13 girls including myself competing and they are some of Iowa's bests. For those of you that don't know, the first two nights will be Pre-limb nights. On Thursday I will partcipate in open number and then compete in Talent and On-stage question. On Friday night I will be competing in swimming suit and evening gown. On Saturday night are finals and at the beginning of the night they will make cuts to the top 8, which is my goal to make it into this group so wish me luck! If I make it into this cut, I will be competing in all 4 areas of competition again that night, so if you're wanting to get a taste of pageant life this is the night to watch!
More to come soon!
Fun Ag Fact of the Day: Goat meat, otherwise known as Chevaun, is the world's number 1 most eaten meat!
|Posted on May 7, 2013 at 12:10 AM||comments (0)|
Miss Iowa is a month away!
Am I nervous? Oh yes, excited? You know it!!! Crunch time is starting. My focus is going to be more important now than it ever has. Work-outs need to be more intense, brushing up and polishing my interview and onstage questions is a must, and final appearances need to be completed!
I made an appearance last week with my platform, Ag in the Classroom. L-M had an Ag in the Classroom program for 3rd and 4th graders at the elementary school. It was so much fun! I discussed with them proper animal safety and brought in a couple of baby goats with me. I think they were more interested in playing with the goats than listening to what I had to say, but for kids who aren't used to farm animals I completely understand. I am hoping to do a couple more appearances before Miss Iowa, so more to come regarding my platform!
2012 Louisa County Fair Queen
Fun Ag. Fact of the day: Iowa is the leading producer of corn, soybeans, and hogs.
|Posted on April 30, 2013 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
A lot has been going on these past couple of weeks since my last blog. First of all, the Miss Iowa orientation was held this past weekend at Scott Community College. It was very exciting to meet the other contestants, and I think it finally put it into perspective for me that Miss Iowa is about a month and a half away!
I have been exercising, interviewing, and filling out TONS of paperwork! Miss Iowa is approximately 40 days away so prepping is now so much more important! For those of you interested in attending Miss Iowa, tickets are available now at www.missiowa.com. The nights of competition are June 6, 7, and 8 and I would love to see some supporters there
More coming soon,
2012 Louisa County Fair Queen
Fun Ag Fact: There are over 11,000 different kinds of soils in Iowa.
|Posted on March 31, 2013 at 2:15 PM||comments (0)|
I have a lot to fill you all in on so bare with me I am home on Spring Break this week and have been working on Miss Louisa County Fair Queen and Miss Iowa paperwork, sponsorships/donations and lots more! I bought my dress at Le Chic in Muscatine last weekend and absolutely love my dress!!!! It is very gorgoeous and I am excited to wear it at Miss Iowa. I also bought my swimming suit and interview outfit for competition.
This week I have been hitting it hard with sponsorships. I visited all our previous sponsors to see if they would like to continue their sponsorship of the Louisa County Fair Queen pageant. I also decided to write up a little donation letter of my own that I will be sending out tomorrow asking businesses if they would like to sponsor me for Miss Iowa. There are many ways to sponsor me and they include: buying an advertisement that will be shown in the Miss Iowa program book on Thursday June 6th - Saturday June 8th at the Adler Theatre in Davenport.
If you would like to buy an advertisement please comment on this blog or contact either Michelle Hunt or myself! Businesses can also donate to the Children's Miracle Network which is the Miss America Organization's National Platform that all contestants must adopt and support. I have included the link below in case any bloggers would like to donate and help support me!
Heading back to school tomorrow! Miss Iowa is getting closer and closer every day.. Stay posted, there will be more to report!
Fun Ag Fact of the day: The longest recorded flight of a chicken is approximately 13 seconds.
|Posted on March 26, 2013 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
This is my first blog I ever written so bear with me Let me start by introducing myself, my name is Delaney Howell and I am the 2012 Louisa County Fair Queen. I am 18 years old and live in Columbus Junction. I am currently attending Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO and am LOVING it! College is everything I expected and more! My major is Agriculture Education and I am planning to minor in Ag. communications. I am super involved on campus and I participate in Collegiate FFA, Collegiate Farm Burea, Sigma Alpha (Professional Ag. sorority), Marching Band, Wind Symphony, and I recently received a student reporter position at the local radio station! I am a busy girl but love every minute of it, but enough about that.
I decided to run for Miss Iowa this summer using my title as Miss Louisa County Fair Queen. I will be posting blogs semi-frequently updating everyone on my journey to Miss Iowa. I am excited to compete and am looking forward to the opportunities it is going to present me!
~More to come soon~
2012 Miss Louisa County Fair
Fun Agriculture Fact of the day: There are approximately 350 squirts in a gallon of milk
|Posted on July 5, 2012 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
All former Fair Queen & Princess Titleholders, Current Sponsors, and Fair Board Members are invited to join our 2012 Fair Queen & Princess Contestants and their parents for our 2nd Annual Reunion & Sponsor Thank You Event on Saturday July 21st at 3pm at the Letts Community Center.
|Posted on April 3, 2012 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
We are taking contestants for the 2012 Louisa County Fair Queen & Princess Contests. Please download paperwork or contact Michelle Hunt via email at email@example.com immediately if you wish to participate!
|Posted on July 26, 2011 at 5:35 PM||comments (0)|
The 2011 Louisa County Fair Queen is Kolby Keltner! Kolby is the 17-year-old daughter of Bryon and Sheila Keltner of Wapello. She will be a senior at Wapello High School this fall and is a member of Wamaco 4-H Club and Wapello FFA. Congratulations to Kolby!
The 2011 Louisa County Fair Princess is Keetyn Townsley! Keetyn is the 6-year-old daughter of Bryan and Jill Townsley of Morning Sun. Keetyn attends Morning Sun Elementary and is a member of the Li'l Farmers & Charmers Clover Kids Club. Congratulations to Keetyn!
Fair Queen Results:
2011 Louisa County Fair Queen - Kolby Keltner
1st RU - Tiffany Cook
2nd RU - Danielle Wanfalt
3rd RU - Bay Boysen
Miss Leadership - Tiffany Cook
Miss Personality - Kolby Keltner
People's Choice - Kolby Keltner
Top Fundraiser - Delaney Howell
Fair Princess Results:
2011 Louisa County Fair Princess - Keetyn Townsley
Fair Spirit Award - Claire Hoeg
People's Choice - Kylee Wheeler
Top Fundraiser - Keetyn Townsley
The 2011 Louisa County Fair Queen Contestants were as follows:
Bay Boysen is the 17-year-old daughter of Bambi & Aaron Boysen of Wapello. She will be a senior this fall at Wapello High School.
Tiffany Cook is the 18-year-old daughter of Tonya & Robert Cook of Grandview. She will be a college freshman at Iowa Wesleyan College this fall majoring in nursing.
Allie Hagberg is the 17-year-old daughter of Kelly & Danny Hagberg of Wapello. She will be a college freshman this fall at Iowa State University majoring in Agricultural Business.
Delaney Howell is the 16-year-old daughter of Dale & Dana Howell of Columbus Junction. She will be a senior at Columbus Community High School this fall.
Kolby Keltner is the 17-year-old daughter of Bryon & Sheila Keltner of Wapello. Kolby will be a senior this fall at Wapello High School.
Tiffany Lerch is the 17-year-old daughter of David & Julie Lerch of Fruitland. She will be a senior at Louisa-Muscatine High School this fall.
Tess Lough is the 17-year-old daughter of Bruce & Susan Lough of Letts. She will be a senior at Louisa-Muscatine High School this fall.
Danielle Wanfalt is the 19-year-old daughter of Dawn & Dan Wanfalt Morning Sun and Tina & Randy Ball of Muscatine. She will be a college sophomore at Iowa State University this fall majoring in Agricultural Education with a minor in Animal Science.
Britten Wilson is the 16-year-old daughter of Larry & Lindsey Ford of Oakville. She will be a sophomore at Wapello High School this fall.
The 2011 Louisa County Fair Princess Contestants were as follows:
Cari Crumly is the 6-year-old daughter of Stacie Crumly of Wapello. Cari attends Louisa-Muscatine Elementary.
Joslin Crumly is the 8-year-old daughter of Kyle and Angie Crumly of Grandview. Joslin attends Louisa-Muscatine Elementary School.
Jaden Ecklund is the 4-year-old daughter of Michael & Dawn Ecklund of Wapello. Jaden attends preschool in Wapello.
Myah Ford is the 5-year-old daughter of Larry and Lindsey Ford of Oakville. Myah attends Wapello Elementary School.
Erin Hemphill is the 8-year-old daughter of Shane & Michele Hemphill of Morning Sun. Erin attends Morning Sun Elementary School.
Claire Hoeg is the 8-year-old daughter of Chris & Kelli Hoeg of Wapello. Claire attends Wapello Elementary School.
McKenzie Kissell is the 6-year-old daughter of Luke & Julie Kissell of Letts. McKenzie attends Louisa-Muscatine Elementary School.
Emily Lerch is the 6-year-old daughter of David & Julie Lerch of Fruitland. Emily attends Louisa-Muscatine Elementary School.
Amber Martens is the 8-year-old daughter of Steve & Dawn Martens of Wapello. Amber attends Wapello Elementary School.
Emilee Salek is the 6-year-old daughter of Lee and Nikki Salek of Grandview. Emilee attends Louisa-Muscatine Elementary School.
Keetyn Townsley is the 6-year-old daughter of Bryan and Jill Townsley of Morning Sun. Keetyn attends Morning Sun Elementary School.
Kylee Wheeler is the 8-year-old daughter of Jason & Jolene Wheeler of Conesville. Kylee attends Roundy Elementary School in Columbus Junction.
|Posted on February 15, 2011 at 4:11 PM||comments (0)|
The 2011 Louisa County Fair Queen and Princess Contests will take place on Monday July 25th in conjunction with 4-H Family Night. If you or someone you know is interested in participating please see the paperwork on this website under Become a Contestant.