CLEARFIELD – On July 29, 2013, Taylor Rae Goodman of Curwensville was crowned as the 25th Clearfield County Fair Queen.
Since then, Goodman has been raising money for charity, participating in community events and starting college. The next chapter of her journey as fair queen begins today, as she competes for the title of Pennsylvania State Fair Queen in Hershey at the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs (PSACF) Convention.
There are a total of 58 young women representing fairs and festivals from across the state competing this year. Prior to the convention, Goodman submitted an essay on “What the Fair Means to My Community” for judging.
She will attend orientation this afternoon and the PSACF Banquet in the evening, where the evening gown and introduction segment of the competition will be held. Tomorrow will consist of a personal interview with the judges, a seminar entitled, “Young Women’s Leadership,” and a judge’s reception. On Saturday, she will be volunteering to sell raffle tickets to support the State Fair Queen Program and presenting her speech, “Why You Should Come to My Fair,” to the judges. The speech portion is the final segment of the competition.
On Saturday evening at the Coronation Dinner, five young women will be announced as the top five finalists. The top five will then be asked an impromptu question. The judges will make their final decision, and a new Pennsylvania State Fair Queen will be crowned.
The new state queen will participate in a variety of events throughout the year to promote the fair industry and agriculture. “It is an experience of a lifetime, and I hope to make Clearfield County proud,” stated Goodman. Public Relations Director and Queen Coordinator Brenda Morgan added, “Taylor has already made the Queen Committee and the Board of Directors very proud. We know she will represent us with great character and class. All we ask of her is to enjoy the experience.”
Periodic updates will be posted on the Clearfield County Fair’s Facebook page.