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Ogle County Fair Queen Committee offers handmade baskets

Still time to sign up for pageant

The Ogle County Fair Queen Committee is once again offering a hand-crafted basket for sale.  

This is the fourth year of baskets made by Judy Hodgin, of Apple River.

This year’s basket oval in shape and measured five inches wide, seven and one-half inches long, and stands seven and one-half inches high.  

The basket stained in a medium walnut with blue and wine-colored reed accents and accent petals and features a fold-down handle.  

The cost of the basket is $40, and each comes with a commemorative tag made by Buffalo Run Enterprises, of Lamoille. Each is signed by Hodgin and numbered.  

All profits from the basket sales go to the 2019 Ogle County Fair Queen to help with costs at the state queen pageant in January of 2020.  

To purchase a basket or for more information call Sharon Alderks at 815-645-1015.

Anyone interested in this year’s pageant for Miss Ogle County, Junior Miss, Young Miss, Little Miss or Little Mister can still enter.  

Go to the Ogle County Fair website at and click on Fair Queen, or contact Michelle Josefowicz attn.: Ogle County Fair Queen pageant, 1207 Westview Dr., Rochelle, IL 61068.