The Shelby County Chamber of Commerce recently announced the East Texas Poultry Festival will be October 4-6 on the historic downtown square. One of several preliminary festivities is the Queen's Court Scholarship Pageant. The reigning East Texas Poultry Festival Queen, Macey Jo Hanson, will crown her successor on Saturday, September 29th on stage at Center High School.
The Queen's Court is comprised of young ladies entering their junior year in a Shelby County high school with a grade point average of 85 or above. Information packets will be available with the start of school from the pageant School Sponsor on each high school campus. Students should listen for announcements on their own campus.
The East Texas Poultry Festival Queen's Court program encompasses a month of activities. The committee creates informational events for the candidates and their escorts to participate in to develop their interpersonal skills. The program develops responsibility, etiquette, interview skills, conversation skills and their individual personality in varied settings.
The Queen's Court season is made possible in part by Platinum Sponsor, High Roller Wells, LLC. Gold Sponsors for the Queen’s Court season are Dazzle Me Pink & Blue, JML Management and Sombrero’s.
The 42nd East Texas Poultry Festival is presented by Farmers State Bank. Festival Gold Sponsors are the City of Center, Drewery Construction, Pilgrims Pride and Tyson Foods.