Candidates compete in three areas; Talent, Poise and Fundraising. Each will perform their talent during the evening, as well as display their poise by how they carry themselves and answer a random question on stage. Fundraising is already underway. Proceeds benefit the PSCF Foundation, a non-profit that exists to promote and improve the Plumas Sierra County Fairgrounds. 50% of money raised goes to the Foundation, while the other 50% is for each contestant’s future education. The girl named 2018 Sweetheart of the Mountains receives a $1000 scholarship from the Foundation, and the Runner-Up receives $500. A panel of judges give scores during the performance in talent and poise. Points for fundraising are based on the placement of how much each girl raises. Fundraising represents the smallest percentage of the total score used to crown a winner.
While the poise and talent portion of the competition will take place on May 5, the winner will not be announced until the annual County Picnic, which is held on June 2 at the fairgrounds.
Funds raised by this competition, and other efforts by the Foundation, have paid for new point of sale devices, hand dryers throughout the fairgrounds, entry fee scholarships, outdoor movies, improvements to the floriculture program and much more.
The contestants are required to represent the Fair during the competition, and both girls will appear in parades and other community events in the time leading up to the 2018 Plumas Sierra County Fair. Each contestant also is required to make a presentation before the performance to a civic organization in their community.
Both girls are leaders in their communities and are an asset to our counties;
These beautiful girls will be out in the community over the next few months raising money and spreading the news about the 2018 Plumas Sierra County Fair and its theme; “Welcome to the Neighborhood”. The Sweetheart of the Mountains Competition is held in conjunction with the annual Rhythm and Grace Dance Studio showcase. The performance will be held in Serpilio Hall at the Fairgrounds. For tickets, contact Wendy Yates at Rhythm and Grace Dance Studio, 258-6792.