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Twelve vie for first ever Harvest Queen title

By Staff | Sep 24, 2014

For the first time in the history of the Middle Island Harvest Festival, a queen will be crowned, and will go on to represent the Festival at the West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals pageant held in Charleston in January.

In this first year of the pageant, 12 young ladies from all over the state will vie for the Middle Island Harvest Festival title. Contestants this year will be: Anna Alfred, 17 of Spencer; Berkeley Clark, 20, of Morgantown; Katlynn McKinney, 15 of Pennsboro; Bryanna Munoz, 17, from Sistersville; Heather Naples, 17, from Wheeling; Shaylin Reid, 17, of West Union; Megan Rinker, 20, of Morgantown; Holli Schell, 20, from New Martinsville; Lindsey Smarr, 21, from Glenville; Miranda Taylor, 19, of Sistersville; Brooke Wright, 16, of Shirley; and Danielle Poling, of Core, WV.

The 12 queens contestants will compete at the Middle Island Harvest Festival Queen’s pageant held at Tyler Consolidated High School on Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

The ladies will compete in four phases of competition: personal interview, sense of style, evening gown, and on stage question (evening gown).

Places awarded during the pageant will include a fourth, third, second and first runner-up and, of course, the queen. The new queen will receive many nice gifts and a cash award and will reign over the 2014 Middle Island Harvest Festival held at the fairgrounds in Middlebourne Oct. 3-5.

The public is invited to attend the pageant on Sept. 28.