NORWICH – In a twist of fate Tuesday, the final round of the Miss Chenango County Teen-Ager Pageant became a family affair.
Standing on stage during the final round, five contestants held their breath and their smiles as the runners-up were called – when it came down to the final two, sisters Gina Rosa and Boyan Cox of Norwich were left on stage. The siblings stood and smiled through the nervous tears as they waited to see who would be crowned the next Miss Chenango County Teen-Ager.
The events taking place in the entertainment tent at the Chenango County Fair are part of the 38th annual pageant extravaganza. Throughout the summer, Pageant Director Dick Gillespie travels from county to county, fair to fair, and crowns the winners who will in turn represent their county at the upcoming state pageant held in Norwich later this month.