The reign of current Miss Decatur County Elizabeth Lecher is coming to an end. However, a new queen will soon be chosen to take up the scepter and wear the crown as the county's ruling monarch.
At 7 p.m. Friday in the Greensburg Junior High Auditorium, eight local ladies will vie for the chance to become Miss Decatur County for 2010. The public is invited to attend to watch the girls go through several competitions during the annual pageant as judges determine who will be the best ruler for not only the fair but every parade and community function for the next year. Admission for the event is $2 and children 10 and under are free. Spectators and well-wishers are asked to enter the northwest doors of the junior high near the office side of the school along Central Avenue.
In addition to the pageant, the committee will pay tribute to outgoing queen, Lecher.
Now, letÕs meet the candidates, one of whom will soon wear the coveted crown and sash:
Parents: Merrill and Linda Smith
Sponsor: Kova Fertilizer
Allison Smith is a 2009 graduate of Greensburg Community High School and currently attends Franklin College where she will be a sophomore.
Smith is a 10-year member of 4-H focusing on the swine project. She also participates in the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, College Mentors For Kids and Franklin College Education Club in addition to volunteering at Bread of Life and serving with the Greensburg Junior Optimists. She is currently a member of the Franklin soccer team. At Greensburg, she was a four-year member of the basketball team, serving as captain in 2009 and an active part of the 2008 sectional championship team.
Smith plans to pursue a degree in elementary education and return to teach in Decatur County.
She was first runner-up in 2009 Miss Decatur County Pageant.