Eight year old Madison Rae Rackley of Smithville was crowned Little Miss Princess at the DeKalb County Fair Wednesday night.
Rackley is the daughter of Gordon and Jessica Rackley
She succeeds the 2010 Little Miss Princess 10 year old Sarah Anne Colwell of Smithville, daughter of Trent and Christie Colwell.
First runner-up in the pageant was Natalie Snipes, the 7 year old daughter of Tim and Michelle Snipes of Smithville
Nine year old Lydia Ann Brown was the second runner-up. She is the daughter of Stephen and Amanda Brown of Liberty
Third runner-up was Mya Katherine Ruch, the 9 year old daughter of Joe and Melissa Ruch of Smithville. She was also named Miss Congeniality.
Kennedy Grace Agee was the fourth runner-up. She is the 7 year old daughter of Josh and January Agee of Liberty.
Seven year old Lacy Faith Billings was named Miss Photogenic. She is the daughter of Aron and Amanda Billings of Sparta.
The Extreme Queen crown went to Alley Beth Cook, the 7 year old daughter of Troy and Julie Cook of Alexandria. The award is sponsored by the Extreme Looks Design Team Salon.
The first ever Peoples Choice award for this pageant was presented to Haylie Nichole Lockard, the 9 year old daughter of John and Brittany Lockard of Smithville.
Others in the top eleven were Haylie Nichole Lockard, the 9 year old daughter of John and Brittany Lockard of Smithville; Julia Grace Curtis, the 9 year old daughter of Bruce and Amy Curtis of Smithville, Kailee Marie Barrett, the 8 year old daughter of Mickey and Alicia Barrett of Brush Creek, Katherine Anne Malone, the 9 year old daughter of Kevin and Dana Malone of Smithville, Ellisyn Kelsey Cripps, the 8 year old daughter of Troy and Jamie Cripps of Smithville, and Sadie McKinley Moore, the 7 year old daughter of Robin West of Carthage.
Twenty seven girls competed in the Little Miss Princess pageant.
Meanwhile, Jeff Goins of McMinnville had the winning ticket and took home one thousand dollars from the fair Wednesday night. Goins was the first cash winner of the week. There were no winners either Monday or Tuesday night. On Saturday night, at least three thousand dollars will be given away in increments of one thousand dollars each. Cash drawings will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion on the fairgrounds. Your admission ticket is your ticket for the cash drawing. You must be present to win.
Here's the line-up of the fair activities for the rest of the week:
Thursday, July 21st: Senior Citizen Day activities at 9:00 a.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion; 4-H Chick Chain Show at 5:00 p.m. at the Tot Kelly barn; Junior Goat Show at 6:00 p.m. at the Tot Kelly barn; a Baby Show at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Vintage Fashion Show at the Lions Club Pavilion; and Mud Drag Racing at the T.C. McMillen Arena at 7:00 p.m.; $1000 cash giveaway at 9:30 p.m.
Friday, July 22nd: Toddler Show for contestants 13 months to 47 months at 6:00 p.m. followed by DeKalb Idol Final Competition at the Lions Club Pavilion; a Super Truck and Tractor Pull at 7:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena; and a Demolition Derby/Lawn Mower Derby at 7:00 p.m. at the Grandstand; $1000 cash giveaway at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23rd: Horseshoe Tournament at the Tot Kelly barn at 1:00 p.m.; Gospel singing at the Lions Club Pavilion at 6:00 p.m.; Super Tractor and Truck Pull at 7:00 p.m. at the T.C. McMillen Arena: and a $1000 cash giveaway at 9:30 p.m.
Take a stroll down Memory Lane and enjoy nightly entertainment at the Memory Lane Stage in Memory Village, sponsored by DeKalb Community Bank. The DeKalb County Fair Memory Lane Stage Line-Up is as follows:
Thursday, July 21
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: The Evermean Evergreen Cloggers
7:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m.: Terri Lynn Weaver
Friday, July 22
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Ronnie Wison Band
7:45 p.m.-until?: The Mid-State Cloggers
Saturday, July 23
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.: Pickin Friends
7:45 p.m.-8:45 p.m. Abigail Rose
One thousand dollars in cash will be given away each night, through Saturday at 9:30 p.m. at the Lion's Club Pavilion and you must be present to win. If no one presents the winning ticket within three minutes, the money will be saved and given away on Saturday night in increments of $1,000. Your fair admission ticket is your ticket for the cash drawing.
Rides on the Midway will be provided by the Family Attractions Amusement Company. Unlimited rides will be available each night for $18.00.
Admission to the fair is $3.00 per person. Children age four and younger will be admitted free! Gates open at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Parking is Free!
Every night is T-shirt night! Wear any DeKalb County Fair T-shirt from ANY YEAR and ask for your ticket to win the newest fair T-shirt during the cash giveaway at 9:30 p.m. at the Lions Club Pavilion. Request tickets at the gate.
Sign up to compete in the DeKalb Idol competition through Thursday backstage at the Lions Club Pavilion from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The registration fee is $10.00. The final competition will be Friday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m. following the Toddler Show at the Lion's Club Pavilion. You could win a $300 cash prize and a $100 People's Choice Award.
For more information, call 529-FAIR or visit on-line at www.dekalbcountyfair.us.
(Top Photo: Little Miss Princess Madison Rae Rackley)
(Second Photo from Top: left to right, 4th runner-up Kennedy Grace Agee, 1st runner-up Natalie Snipes, Little Miss Princess Madison Rae Rackley, 2nd runner-up Lydia Ann Brown, and 3rd runner-up Mya Katherine Ruch)
(Third Photo from Top: left to right, Extreme Queen Alley Beth Cook, Miss Congeniality Mya Katherine Ruch, Miss Photogenic Lacy Faith Billings, and Peoples Choice Haylie Nichole Lockard)