The Clearfield Volunteer Fair & Park Board Directors, Clearfield County Fair Queen Leah Carr & her family and members of the Clearfield County Fair Queen Committee attended the 197th Pennsylvania State Fair Convention held Jan. 21-24 in Hershey.
The convention offers many educational and informational seminars and discussions as well as being the host of the 23rd Annual Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Competition.
Leah Carr was one of 53 Fair Queens vying for the State Title. All 53 contestants submitted a written essay, "What My Fair Means to Me,'; presented a speech telling people why they should come to their fair; and had a one on one interview with the Judges.
From left are the 2009 Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Nicole Clemson; Pennsylvania Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding; and the 2009 Alternate Pennsylvania State Fair Queen and 2008 Clearfield County Fair Queen Leah Carr
Carr was crowned as the Alternate Pennsylvania State Fair Queen. Nicole Clemson of Luzerene County Fair was crowned as the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen.
The Clearfield County Fair Board of Directors and Fair Queen Committee Chairs are Bob Swales & Sue Swales-Vitullo.