Troy Fair Queen Pageant on Sunday

Six girls are in the running

There are many aspect of the Troy Fair that draw attendance.

They have many different rides, exhibits, shows and competitions. One of those competitions that young girls from around Bradford County look forward to is the Troy Fair Queen Pageant.

According to the Troy Fair website, once the Troy Fair Queen is crowned "she will be a representative of the Troy Fair as well as those chosen first and second alternates."

Not only is the queen to be present at the fair itself, she is also responsible for many events throughout the year, such as functions at area schools, speaking at special interest meetings and parades, doing local radio announcements and many other things, according to the website.

This year there are six girls in the running for Troy Fair queen.

Aleina Anderson is the daughter of Jennifer Anderson and is a senior at Towanda High School. According to information received from the Troy Fair office, "She is a very active member in her graduating class and has even helped her senior class get a senior trip to Disney. Aleina is currently taking classes to get her license as a nail technician and then she plans to go to massage therapy school and open her own spa and salon."

Faith Wilkinson is the daughter of Robert Wilkinson and Rachel Sarnosky and is also a senior at Towanda High School. Faith enjoys many outdoor activities, such as horseback riding and various sports. Like Aleina, she is taking classes in order to become a licensed nail technician. After high school, Faith plans on attending college and becoming an X-ray technician.

Sara Craig is the daughter of Barbara and Timothy Craig, she is from Burlington and is a junior at Troy Junior/Senior High School. She is involved in many school activities, which include student council, FBLA, Leo Club, Chamber Choir and RYLA. Sara also enjoys track and field, dance, gardening, volleyball, photography, horseback riding and helping her neighbors on their farms. Sara's future plans include pursuing a career in the medical field, along with a minor in photography.

Maria Demas is the daughter of George and Julie Demas and a senior at Troy Junior/Senior High School. Maria's future plans include attending college become a physician's assistant. Her hobbies are hunting, fishing, cheerleading, both for the school and competitively. Maria is active in Leo Club, Lettermen's Club and is secretary for her graduating class. She has experience in 4-H as well, she has shown market lambs for six years. Maria joined the Junior Troy Fair Board this year.

Whitney Bailey is the daughter of Kim and Steve Bailey and is a senior at Canton High School. Her activities include softball, enrichment, student council, Big Brother/Big Sister, volunteering and working on her family's farm. Whitney also enjoys fishing, hunting, attending the races and spending time with her family. Her future plans include attending college to major in pre-medicine and minor in Psychology.

Taylor Leff is the daughter of Scott and Tammy Leff and his a senior at Athens Area High School. She spends her free time drawing and reading. Taylor is a member of the Athens Science Olympiad and her future plans include attending college to major in the culinary arts.

The Troy Fair Queen Pageant will be held immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony for the fair, which is at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, in front of the grandstands at Alparon Park.

All information on the candidates was provided by the Troy Fair office.

Amanda Lyons can be reached at (570) 265-1652; or email: