Nine girls in the third to fifth grade competed for the title of Wharton County Youth Fair Princess Saturday afternoon, following the Little Mr. and Miss contest.
Morgan Krasucky, a student at Newgulf Elementary and the daughter of G.W. and Lauren Krasucky, was crowned Princess.
“This was a really big moment,” she said in response to being named Princess. “I had faith and hope.”
When asked what was her favorite part of the fair, she said, “All of it, I love everything about the fair.”
This year she is showing poultry and pigs.
First runner-up was Presley Bacak, daughter of Bart and Heather Bacak and a student at Northside Elementary. Second runner-up was Kolbie Klatt, daughter of Dwayne and Amanda Klatt who is a student at Hutchins Elementary. Other finalists were Kenzi Gibson, daughter of Jonathan and Kristi Gibson and a student at Newgulf Elementary and Abby Wallis, daughter of Kyle and Andrea Wallis who attends St. Philip Catholic School.
Prior to the pageant, each was interviewed by the judges. Points from the interview, along with FFA, 4-H and fair involvement were all considered along with the girl’s stage presentation and responses to questions.
“If you could add one event at the fair, what would it be and why,” was asked of the girls one-by-one.
For Krasucky, she said she would add a “Show your spirit day.”
Wallis’ idea was to have rabbit races, because, “I have rabbits myself and they’re fun.”
Bacak suggested a funnel cake eating contest or a Special Friends day for children with special needs. She even gave examples of some of the events they could take part in.
Gibson said she would be amused by having an adult goat loading event. “If my mom and dad did this, they would definitely win.”