This weekend I traveled to Louisville with my mom to attend the annual Miss Kentucky County Fair pageant. This was a apecial trip for me because it was one of the first pageant related trips I’ve taken since handing down the title. As you may know, I absolutely adore traveling. So I had been looking forward to this weekend at the Galt House for a while. However, it was even more special because I knew I would get to visit with my friends I’ve made throughout the year through pageants. Some people don’t believe that pageant competitors really do form close bonds, but we do! I suppose we just have special similarities and interests that make up feel like we’ve known each other for all our lives.
Two years ago I represented my home of Boyle County at this pageant. I feel blessed to have been selected as the Miss Kentucky County Fair 2008 that year. I recall this pageant as one of the most fun pageants I’ve competed in, mostly because of the many other sweet contestants. I still remember watching this pageant as my sister competed as Miss Teen Boyle County in 2001. Although it took two years for me to grow the confidence to compete in a pageant, watching the teen version of this pageant is what originally got me interested in pageantry. I wonder where I would be today if I hadn’t simply gone to watch her compete!
As far as the results go, our girls represented Danville wonderfully Elizabeth Reynolds placed in the top 15 as she represented the Boyle County Fair. Allison Carrol (who is from Danville but was representing Marion County), placed 3rd runner up among the 82 contestants! They both couldn’t have competed better. I was so honored and bragged about them a lot .
Before the night was over, I had spent time with my past dress sponsor, personal trainer, and the new Miss Kentucky USA. It was a very enjoyable weekend to remember!
P.S. I would like to send a specific shout-out to my uncle Jack, who I feel is my most devoted blog reader. Your healing from surgery is in my thoughts and prayers!