The 2014 Bryan County Fair events kicked off Saturday night with the Fairest of the Fair pageant held at the Durant Middle School.
The pageant contestants were required to be in at least ninth grade at a Bryan County school. They competed in categories such as formal wear, talent and personal interview.
Caddo High School student Jackie Jo Coe took home the title of Fairest of the Fair, winning a $500 scholarship to Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Coe is a 15-year-old sophomore, cheerleader, class officer and FFA Officer at Caddo. She is also a Bryan County 4-H officer.
Her hobbies include riding horses, judging and showing livestock, volunteering at the a local veterinary clinic, history, traveling and helping those in need.
Coe said after high school she plans to attend Southeastern Oklahoma State University and then Oklahoma State University for a degree in Animal Science.
She said plans to one day open her own veterinary clinic. She even has experience birthing goats on her own.
Bryan County Fair events continue this week with exhibit entries and crop and horticulture judging today, multiple judging and sheep and swine shows Thursday and family night Friday.
Friday night events include the Cutest Critter contest at 6 p.m., where you can show off your pets, followed by the Bubble Gum Blowing contest and Watermelon Seed Spitting contest.
Saturday events include beef and llama shows as well as salsa and cookie contests. The carnival opens with wrist band night Thursday and will be open at 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.
- Jessica Breger can be reached at (580) 634-2162 or on Twitter @jbreger_news