The search begins: The Fiesta Days Queen contest

  • 2007 Queen Jessica Corral and Danielle Grisbach Below, the queen for Fiesta Days 31 years ago, in 1983 [photo by Gary Meyer]

    2007 Queen Jessica Corral and Danielle Grisbach Below, the queen for Fiesta Days 31 years ago, in 1983 [photo by Gary Meyer]

By Kimberlee Goddard

It is time to select a queen for the 47th annual Fiesta Days.

These are the guidelines for eligible participants for queen, runner-up or princess: Applicants must be between 13 and 18 years of age and a resident of the Mountain Communities area, which includes zip codes 93225, 93243, and 93222.

Those competing for Fiesta Days Queen must present a talent, answer questions in front of a panel of judges and provide a portfolio. All portfolios must include a current photo, transcripts or report card, a letter of recommendation from an adult who is not a relative and a letter describing the applicant’s hobbies, interests and community involvement.

All participants will also need to be available throughout Fiesta Days weekend, Friday through Sunday, August 1, 2 and 3.

The chosen Fiesta Days Queen and her court will perform specific tasks throughout the eventful weekend.

These will include riding in the annual parade, decorating and cleaning up for the teen dance, and awarding trophies for the contests, such as the horseshoe tournament, log-sawing contest, and the pet show.

On Sunday, after the completion of Fiesta Days, the chosen queen will receive $100 and the runner-up will receive $50.

The ultimate decision will be based on how questions are answered in front of a panel of judges, appearance, talent presented, and portfolio.

Each participant’s talent and portfolio will be presented for the judges, and also for family and friends during banquet night on Saturday, July 26, the evening when the queen and her court are announced.

Pick up an application at Mountain Top Video, 3620 Mt. Pinos Way in the Alpine Plaza in downtown Frazier Park.

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This is part of the June 20, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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