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Meet Dairy Festival Contestants # 4, #5 and #6, Cameron, Harley and Abbie

We’re counting down the days until the Hopkins County Dairy Festival Pageant takes place on Saturday June 16, 2018 at 7 pm onstage in the SSISD Auditorium inside the Civic Center. Let’s meet three more “dairy debutante” contestants!

L. to R. Contestants #4 Cameron Horton, #5 Harley McLarry and #6 Abbie Peckham

Contestant #4 Cameron Horton has proven her cow milking skills by winning the hands-on contest last weekend. Her ride in a hot air balloon was so exhilarating that she plans to crew a balloon festival in a nearby town later this summer with her brothers and parents. Now, Cameron will join her fellow contestants in the on-stage talent and evening gown competition. Her gown is sequined black and white with a full tulle overskirt, made by her stepmother. Her talent will be a song played on the electric guitar. After high school, she plans to purse a degree in Animal Science and hopes to become a Veterinarian. Her thanks go out to her sponsors Dairy Health Services and Dial Study Club for their support and help on ticket sales.

Contestant #5 Harley McLarry will demonstrate a unique talent, speed painting, in her bid for the title of Dairy Festival Queen. Her pageant gown is a slim mermaid style with black and gold sequins. Her parade float was themed “Tea Party” which her family and friends helped her design and construct. Speaking of family, she comes from an extended one and spends lots of time with them in the Cumby and Reilly Springs communities. Upon graduation, she plans to enter programs at PJC and Texas A and M Commerce leading to a career as an OB Stenographer. Harley sends out heartfelt thanks for the help and support from siblings, parents Johnrene McLarry and Sean McLarry, family friend Russell Taylor, and sponsors Carriage House Manor and Saputo.

Contestant #6 Abbie Peckham had never milked a cow before and has experienced stage fright at times, but competing in the Dairy Festival Pageant gives her a chance to sing, and she plans to do that for her talent competition.  A singer from childhood, Abbie is now taking private vocal training and hopes to continue in UIL Solo and Ensemble contests during her Senior year in SSISD.  She hopes to be a chosen contestant on American Idol someday, and it is her dream to attend The Juilliard School’s Vocal Arts program. She is also drawn to a career as a Pediatric Nurse. Her parents are Kate and Cameron Evans, and Bobby Peckham. Her sincere thanks is to Pageant Coach Patricia Chase and to her sponsors the Southwest Dairy Museum and CBJ Embroidery and Screen Printing.

Plan to enjoy the talent and the royal festivities on Pageant night as one of the eight contestants is crowned Hopkins County Dairy Festival Queen 2018. Tickets at the door will be $10 at the SSISD Auditorium inside the Civic Center, 1200 Houston Street in Sulphur Springs, Texas.


Author: Enola Gay

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