Competition for the 2003 La Plata County Fair’s
royalty was held Saturday, Jan. 4, at the fairgrounds.
Several girls between the ages of 16 and 18 showed up
from across the county for the competition. In addition
to havng to be members of either 4-H or Future Farmers
of America, entrants were required to write an essay and
have three letters of recommendation. Each girl also was
asked a question by each of six judges. In the end, the
judges crowned Molly Watson, 18, of Durango High School,
as queen. Randy Oris was crowned junior royalty as Watson’s
Lady in Waiting.
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