For the four young ladies, and their escorts, the stage seemed a little crowded as they sat, nervously and listened to the introductions and gifts given to those who helped with this year's pageant prior to the official announcement that would crown a new Pacific County Fair Queen.
Angelica Vasquez of South Bend, Madeline Maden of Raymond and representing Valley, Kiana Tanaka and Dominique Kudasik, all deserving, surely sitting with sweaty palms during the formal presentation.
Prior to the announcement of Princesses, Pacific County Fair Manager Dotsi Graves took the stage and made a couple of presentations and. Former Fair Queen Jessica Cook also made a few words and wished well to the sitting Princesses, one of which she would be crowning in just a few minutes. Master of Ceremonies Johnny Manson took the official envelope and started with the presentation of Princess. One by one the girls names were called, leading up to the last name for the new Pacific County Fair Queen, Madeline Maden.
As Cook crowned Maden and gave-up her formal title, Maden had just a few short minutes to get her mind around what she might say to the attending crowd.
"I really don't know what to say but to thank everyone who has supported me. In the past couple of months selling buttons and everything that we have done in preparation for this moment, I have gotten to know these girls and they are all very deserving. Thank you so much," said Maden.
The crowd drew closer as the girls hugged one-another just prior to standing for the official Court pictures. With the formalities finished and well wishing completed, the girls went off to change and enjoy the rest of the fair.