Unionville Fair picks Queen
By J. Chambless
From left: Queen Alternate Jenny Marmo, 2018 Fair Queen Annaliese Rizzo, 2018 Fair Princess Anva Tummala, Princess Alternate Anushka Mandalaou.
On Sept. 27, Annaliese Rizzo was crowned Fair Queen of the 2018
Unionville Community Fair at a pageant held in the Unionville
Elementary School, where the first Queen Pageant was held in 1936.
Annaliese is the daughter of Susan Swint and Mark Rizzo, and is a senior at Avon Grove High School. She also attends the Chester County Technical College High School at the Pennock’s Bridge Campus in the veterinary science program.
Each contestant had to submit a written essay, meet with judges, answer questions and make a speech on the night of the pageant on the topic, “Why you should come to my fair.” There were three young women competing for the title. Jenny Marmo is the Queen alternate, and Lex Collins was chosen Miss Congeniality by her peers.
The 2018 Princess is Anva Tummala, the Princess Alternate is Anushka Mandalapu, who was also chosen by her peers as Miss Congeniality.
Both Varshika Mandalapu, the 2017 Fair Queen, and Lauren Chamberlain, the 2017 Princess, gave farewell comments and encouraged each of this year’s contestants to enjoy their year.
The Queen, Princess and the alternates are required to spend volunteer hours at the fair, represent the fair at various community events, and visit local schools to talk about the importance of agriculture and community involvement.
The 2018 Unionville Community Fair amd Farm Show, “Embracing all of Southern Chester County,” will be held Oct. 5 to 7 on the Willowdale Steeplechase property, behind the Landhope Farms store in Kennett Square. The entrance is off of Route 926. New this year is the Beer & Wine Garden on Friday and Saturday nights, and the Farm Show 5K. For more information, visit www.ucfair.org or find the fair on Facebook.