POINT PLEASANT — For two years, the Mason County Convention and Visitors Bureau has had royalty helping it promote tourism throughout the area.
This year is no different and it’s time once again to find a new representative who will spend the year wearing the coveted crown and sash.
But, Mason County isn’t the only one getting a queen this year. Event Coordinator Delyssa Huffman has “crossed the river” in search of a representative for Gallia County as well.
“We are very thrilled about working with Amanda Crouse at the Gallia County CVB and her board,” Huffman said. “They are just as enthusiastic as I am about having a representative for their area.”
Amanda Baker, the 2015 Mason County Tourism Queen, will hand down her title on June 4. Huffman is eager to recruit contestants for this year’s contest.
“We would love for every 17- to 24-year-old girl apply for this opportunity,” Huffman said. “Not only is a scholarship involved, but it is a great learning experience.”
Baker, who was crowned by the very first Mason County Tourism Queen Emily Hussell, agrees that holding the Tourism title is something she will never forget.
“I have always loved our area and all that we have to offer. By being queen, I got to participate in nearly every parade, event, and I also loved traveling throughout the state promoting our events,” Baker said.
The contest is simple. Those interested merely have to submit a one-page essay on their love for Mason County and why they would make a good representative. This, along with an application, can be submitted via email to Huffman. Applications are available at the Mason County CVB. Deadline for Mason County girls is May 1. Huffman added that applications are also available at all area high schools through the guidance counselors.
The Gallia County Tourism Queen contest deadline is April 28, and the winner will be announced during National and Travel Tourism Week on May 4. All area high schools and the University of Rio Grande has received information about the contest, and the Gallia County CVB is also a place where young ladies can pick up the information.
For more information, contact Huffman at [email protected] or call 304-593-8998.