CIRCLEVILLE – This year marks the 113th Circleville Pumpkin Show and the town is buzzing with preparation for the “Greatest Free Show on Earth!”
One of the many traditions to look forward to is crowning the Miss Pumpkin Show Queen, which has been a tradition for 85 years. The very first Miss Pumpkin Show Queen was 15 year old Lucille Heise, who was one of 6 contestants and was crowned on October 5, 1933. Heise was presented with a diamond ring as the victor.
The initial idea for the Miss Pumpkin Show Queen originated from Proctor Baughman who at the time was the director of Parades. This has since become one of the cherished traditions that take place during Wednesday of the Pumpkin Show.
This year we have 13 Miss Pumpkin Show contestants
Katherine (Katie) Marie Parks has officially entered the 2019 Miss Pumpkin Show contest representing Zane Trace High School. Parks parents are Lee and Heidi Parks.
Katie’s awards and honors are the following:
- Honor Roll
- 3 year FFA Member earning Green Hand Award & Chapter Degree
- Varsity Letters in Soccer and Cheerleading
- Created and organized Senior parking spot decorating fundraiser to benefit Zane Trace Pioneer Pantry.
Katie is a Varsity football and basketball cheerleader, Prom Committee, made club, Mears Photography, and a Zane Trace Senior Ambassador.
She enjoys boating and fishing with her family, and loves to collect Jack Pine Pumpkins. Parks is a 9 year 4-H participant. She has been awarded several modeling awards including Master Modeler for 3 years. Awarded the Clock Trophy and Outstanding project of the day for project that qualified for the Ohio State Fair.
Katie wants to follow in her fathers footsteps and deliver babies. She plans to attend Ohio University-Chillicothe to obtain Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, and goal is to become a certified Nurse Midwife.
More contestants click here: http://www.sciotopost.com/meet-miss-pumpkin-candidates-rebecca-noelle-highfield/