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Three Queens Set Their Sights on WVAFF Tiara

By Staff | Jan 11, 2017

Seminole Weekley

SISTERSVILLE — Three queens with ties to our county will be competing this week in the big show West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals Pageant.

Eighty-four queens from the across the state are seeking a new tiara next week at the Super Bowl of pageants in Charleston.

Tyler County Fair Queen Seminole Weekley and West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival Queen Autumn Carter along with Middle Island Harvest Festival Queen Celia Morales will be getting out their evening gowns, polishing their interview skills and getting into “pageant” mode for a chance to win the crown.

A girl like Weekley, who watches mud bog races but can polish a tiara while wearing a evening gown, is someone to watch.

“Yes, I’m ready for the pageant,” she said. “I attended a pageant bootcamp last Sunday with many girls from different fairs and festivals in West Virginia that will allow me to prepare for the pageant. I am optimistic about my chances this year but my main goal is to make Tyler County proud and to represent them well.”

Autumn Carter

A farmer’s daughter, Carter hopes to capture the crown.

“I am very excited for the the pageant this weekend,” she said. “I can’t wait to see everyone and catch up. This is my third year competing at the pageant and my goal this year is to make it in the top 15.”

Morales is finalizing her preparation for this all-important pageant.”

“Yes, I am prepared for a fun filled weekend with girls from all over the state,” she said. “I have finalized everything and I am ready to get into pageant mode! I believe that I have a good chance at making top 15 and even placing. I have to stay focused but most of all, have fun. I can’t wait to represent the Middle Island Harvest Festival and Tyler County.”

Tyler County has had solid success at this top tier level. Once upon a time, Tyler County’s own Brandy Glover-Frye conquered and was crowned as queen of queens in that competition.

Celia Morales

And what about this jewel in the crown of a tiara; Emily Lopez, the WVAFF’s queen, will pass the crown to the winner. Not only was Lopez a former WV Oil and Gas Association queen, but she is also the queen of the West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals.