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Miss Texas headed for 2011 Fair

Kendall Morris set to emcee, entertain


Kendall Morris, MIss Texas 2011 Kendall Morris, MIss Texas 2011 A Rockdale tradition continues in 2011 as Kendall Morris, Miss Texas 2011, will attend both weekends of the 36th Rockdale Fair.

Miss Texas will be mistress of ceremonies for the 2011 Miss Rockdale Fa ir Queen pageant, set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Rockdale High School auditorium.

She will also entertain during the pageant and will return the following weekend for other fair events.

There will be two pageants Oct. 15. The Fair’s children’s pageant is set to begin at 11 a.m., also in the auditorium.

Friday is the deadline to enter the children’s pageant.

MISS TEXAS—Morris, who represented Frisco while winning the Miss Texas Pageant this summer, is an Ennis High School graduate and is attending Texas Christian University, majoring in journalism with an emphasis on broadcasting.

A twirler with the TCU Band, she has twirled at the Super Bowl, the Tournament of Roses Parade and two nationally-televised bowl games.

Morris has also appeared on an episode of the MTV series “Made” and was an extra in a Chuck Norris movie.

A versatile entertainer, she can play three instruments and can baton twirl, play the piano and hula hoop at the same time.

But her talent performance at the Miss Texas Pageant was as classical as it gets. She performed Dvorak’s “New World Symphony” on the piano.

TICKETS—Miss Rockdale Fair Queen contestants, and a number of local businesses, are now selling Fair tickets.

Tickets are also available online at www.outhousetickets.com. Do a search for “Rockdale Fair” at the site.

Season tickets, which admit the bearer to all events of the Fair, including the Oct. 15 pageants, are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 8-12 and senior citizens 55 above.

Single day tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and senior citizens.

The Fair itself is set for Oct. 20- 22 with a couple of events getting an early start the previous day.

HOME ECONOMICS—Checkin time for home economics is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the HD Clubhouse in Fair Park.

Winners will be honored in five age divisions, beginners, juniors, intermediates, seniors and adults.

Last year’s home economics competition drew 475 entries.

ROPING, CARNIVAL—Team roping is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Roping & Cutting Club arena. Books open at 6 p.m.

Oct. 19 is also the first night of the 2011 Fair carnival with free admission to the grounds that date only.

Admission to the fairgrounds will be charged Oct. 20-22.

ENTERTAINERS—The 2011 Rockdale Fair entertainers are:

Thursday, Oct. 20—DJ Scott Leonard.

Friday, Oct. 21—Shawn Jennings and the Southern Roots band opening for Craig Campbell.

Saturday, Oct. 22—Nick Lawrence Band opening for John Conlee Show & Kyle Park.


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