April 6, 2021 - The 45th Annual East Texas Poultry Festival will be October 7-9 on the historic downtown square. One of several preliminary festivities is the Queen's Court Scholarship Pageant.
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. Since we were unable to have the Queen’s Court activities and Coronation, we will be including seniors this year to allow anyone who wanted to participate last year the opportunity to participate this year. An informational meeting will be held on April 26th at 5:30pm at the Community House in Center. Although applications to participate will not be due until August, anyone planning on participating, or just considering participating, will need to attend the meeting. Important information regarding dates and wardrobe will be provided at the meeting. 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 Cornerstone Construction, Dazzle Me Pink & Blue and JML Management.
The 45th East Texas Poultry Festival is presented by Farmers State Bank. Festival Gold Sponsors are the City of Center, Pilgrims Pride, Raymond Motor Company and Tyson Foods.