The first half of the 2011 Howard County Fair Queen Pageant took place yesterday night after initially being delayed due to severe weather.

Thirteen contestants competed in the active wear competition.

Awards were given to Miss Active Sportswear and Miss Personality. Brin'na Rollins was awarded Miss Active Sportswear, and Beth Miller took home a sash and bouquet for winning Miss Personality.

Tonight, the pageant will continue with the evening wear competition at 8 p.m. at the South Grandstand sponsored by Howard Regional. The pageant will conclude with the crowning of Miss Howard County Fair Queen.

Contestants:

#1 - Adrean Berry sponsored by Berry-It Inc.

#2 - Allyse Turner sponsored by Wash ‘n Go Car Was

#3 - Shelbie Johnson sponsored by Master Creations / I Don't Care Eats & Treats

#4 - Brin'na Rollins sponsored by Scoops Ice Cream

#5 - Beth Miller sponsored by Beauty Buzz

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#6 - Sarah Klemmensen sponsored by All in Good Taste Catering

#7 - Gabrielle Bunn sponsored by Best Buy

#8 - Erin Weber sponsored by A & J Farm Supply

#9 - Lauren Taylor sponsored by Integrated Services, Inc.

#10 - Kara Galloway sponsored by Kokomo Mechanical Contracting

#11 - Mollee Mygrant sponsored Strands Salon

#12 - Lexi Tate sponsored by J & J Electric

#13 - Marie Hunkeler sponsored by Merle Norman Cosmetics