The friendly smiles of Madelaine Giebler and other fair royalty will greet many over the next several days of the 47th annual Newton County Fair.

The friendly smiles of Madelaine Giebler and other fair royalty will greet many over the next several days of the 47th annual Newton County Fair.

Giebler, the daughter of Jason and Sarah Giebler, was crowned as the queen of the 2014 fair during the annual fair pageant held Sunday afternoon, during which a fair princess, junior princess, Little Ms. Newton County and Little Mr. Newton County were also selected.

Giebler, a member of the Busy Beavers 4-H and sponsored by Seneca Dairy Supply, said she and her family will show eight dairy cattle during the fair and she also has indoor exhibits in shooting sports, clothing and photography.

A 4-H member for nine years — and now showing dairy cattle at the fair for a decade — Giebler said she has had good fortune at the fair.

“Last year, we got supreme Jersey dairy heifer and I’ve won the encouragement award in showmanship the last couple of years,” she said.

Already busy with her many exhibits in the fair, Giebler said being named queen provides added responsibilities during the next few days.

“My main responsibility is to hand out ribbons and awards to the other livestock exhibitors,” she said. “Also, to greet and welcome guests and try to help the other fair participants feel welcome. (Also) to help out where I can with the different shows.”

Giebler feels that the honor will be a learning experience.

“It will help teach me responsibility,” she said. “I always have to have a good attitude, try to help others to have a good attitude. I think it will be a lot of hard work; but it will be rewarding.”

The Newton County Fair queen runner-up is Jesse Shilling, the daughter of Jeff and Kelly Shilling, and a member of the Round Prairie 4-H.

Other queen contestants included Makenzie Daugherty, daughter of Keith and Jane Daugherty, sponsored by the Revolving Closet; Karre’ Shields, daughter of Kim and Josh Noah, sponsored by J.R. Automotive and Towing; Mikayla Winchester, daughter of Travis and Meghann Winchester, sponsored by the Newton County Prairie Riders; Verjilla Raner, daughter of LaTonya and Mark Ruth, sponsored by First Freewill Baptist Church Youth Group; Kimberli Parry, daughter of Brett and Dawn Parry, sponsored by the Busy Beavers 4-H; Jordan Spencer, daughter of Chad and Tracy Spencer, sponsored by the Neosho FFA, and Kyla Hinz, daughter of Kyle and Rayma Hinz, sponsored by the Lucky Clover 4-H.

Felicity Bruegel will serve as the 2014 Newton County Fair Princess. The daughter of John and Sonya Bruegel, she was sponsored by the Seneca FFA.

Bailee Lassiter, the daughter of Bryce and Mitse Lassiter, was selected as the princess runner-up. Lassiter was sponsored by the Busy Beavers 4-H.

The other princess candidates were Grace Box, daughter of Kris Box and Bret Smith, sponsored by the Neosho FFA; Myla Hembree, daughter of Brian and Jami Hembree, sponsored by the Lucky Clover 4-H; and Lydia Scott, daughter of James and Wanda Scott, sponsored by the Round Prairie 4-H.

Selected as the junior princess was Brylee Sage, the daughter of Tony and Gina Sage, who was sponsored by the Newton County Prairie Riders.

The other junior princess contestants were Jori Todd, daughter of Jarrod and Jami Todd, sponsored by the Lucky Clover 4-H; Kaiya Burchfield, daughter of Shiloh and Angela Burchfield, sponsored by the Busy Beavers 4-H; Samantha Hilgenberg, daughter of Wendy and Joe Hilgenberg, sponsored by the Downtowners 4-H; and Kendall Platner, daughter of Ken and Carey Platner, sponsored by the Round Prairie 4-H.

Elizabeth Helm is Little Ms. Newton County 2014. The daughter of Maxwell and Pam Helm, she was sponsored by the Lucky Clover 4-H. Also in the running was Taryn Burchfield. The daughter of Shiloh and Angela Burchfield, she was sponsored by the Busy Beavers 4-H.

Little Mr. Newton County 2014 is Jaxon Ertle, the son of Shelly and Justin Ertel, who was sponsored by Ron’s Auto and Trailer.

Other Little Mr. Newton County contestants were Roper Brown, son of Derrick and Somer Brown, sponsored by Printing at the Lighthouse; Travis Thomas, son of Levi and Brandy Bevis and Ross Thomas; and Payton Sloan, son of Mike and Sarah Sloan, sponsored by Country Cakes and Bridal Shoppe.

Indoor and outdoor exhibits must be in place between 8 a.m. and noon today, and judging of indoor exhibits begins at 2 p.m.

All livestock must be in place by noon Wednesday. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday, at which time the commercial building will open and the broiler pen show will begin four days of livestock shows and many other activities at the 47th annual Newton County Fair on the Roy Jean Carter Memorial Fairgrounds.