Although the official opening ceremonies for the 2013 Northeast Missouri Fair is Monday, they kicked it off with their 2013 Miss NEMO Fair Queen Pageant.
The pageant opened in a packed house with the 2012 NEMO Fair Queen, Teen Miss and Young Miss gracing the stage before their reign ends, and another young lady's begin.
The Young Miss Pageant contestants opened the show with their talent portions, and the six young ladies performed in dance, song, and even in a spoken monologue.
The Young Miss, Teen Miss and NEMO Fair Queen winners will be expected to be at the fair each day to hand out ribbons, talk to the media, meet and great entertainers, among other things. Each winner is expected to fulfill duties on Saturday and Sunday of the following year's fair.
We'd also like to mention that our very own Monisha Bruner was among the panel of judges this year.
Don't forget the NEMO fair officially kicks off Monday, so head out the fairgounds and enjoy a fun-filled week of family activities.