Tyler County has strong representation at this week's West Virginia Association of Fairs and Festivals pageant - as it should be.
Tyler County's own, Seminole Weekley, was crowned as the county's Fair queen during the summer. Autumn Carter was crowned as queen of the West Virginia Oil and Gas Festival.
Celia Morales earned a tiara as queen of the Middle Island Harvest Festival.
These three young ladies have represented Tyler County in parades and more all over the Mountain State. They serve as role models to many young ladies.
All three Tyler County pageants have prestige that echoes across the state, and prepare their queens for the big show - the WVAFF Pageant - the state championship of pageant competition.
This trio of young women will be up against 84 well deserving queens. Whoever wins this pageant would be well positioned for a chance to compete nationally - Ms. USA.
In the past, Tyler County has produced champions who have claimed their fair share of tiaras.
Not too long ago, Tyler County's own Brandy Glover-Frye captured the crown as queen of queens in the WVAFF pageant. She was also crowned as Miss Pirate, Miss Interstate Fair, Strawberry Festival Queen and Miss Harrison County. And she was runner-up Ms. WV USA pageant!
This year's reining WVAFF queen is Emily Lopez, a former WV Oil and Gas Association queen.
A lot of hard work and dedication goes into pageant competition. It's not all just waving to crowds and throwing candy to little kids during Halloween or Christmas parades.
This trio of queens represents our community well, and we urge everyone to join us in offering our support.
Best of luck!