Introducing 2024 My Fair Lady and Gentleman Court


The My Fair Lady and Gentleman Pageant is held during the Columbia County Fair each year to recognize seniors (55+) for their outstanding community service. The 2024 Annual My Fair Lady and Gentleman Pageant is scheduled to be held at 12:30 p.m. July 17th at the fairgrounds in St Helens.

The 2024 My Fair Lady and Gentlemen Court was welcomed during the tea at the Vernonia Grange on May 23rd.  These 5 senior volunteers have embraced this opportunity through participation in the St Helens Kiwanis Parade.  They will continue to serve their community throughout the year at public events and in their own communities.

The Public is welcome to celebrate these volunteers’ accomplishments during the 2024 Pageant on July 17th at 12:30 pm.  The Columbia County Fair is FREE for Seniors and Veterans on opening day, with a FREE lunch served to Seniors and Veterans at 11:00 am. Lunch is first-come, first-served.  Thank you to Columbia County Commissioners, Avamere-St Helens, InRoads Credit Union, and Teevin Bros for sponsoring this year’s lunch, prepared by Sunshine Pizza.

United Way of Columbia County works to leverage the caring power of the community through volunteerism and philanthropy. The United Way of Columbia County Senior Volunteer Program supports seniors (55+) in giving back to Columbia County.  These volunteers work at local schools, food pantries, senior centers, and more!  Senior Volunteers logged more than 10,000 hours of service to Columbia County over the past 12 months.

Introducing The 2024 Court

  • June Shober, Scappoose
  • Joe Nelson, St Helens
  • Tonya Higgins, Rainier
  • Elaine Perry, Clatskanie
  • Karin Smith, Vernonia

My Fair Lady and Gentleman Tea, May 24, 2024: Celebrating years of royalty tradition

2024 Princesses Elaine Perry and Karin Smith, joined by other Senior Volunteers at the Kiwnanis Parade on May 15th, 2024

2024 Scappoose Princess June Shober being crowned by 2023 Scappoose Princess Pat Turpen

2024 Prince Joe Nelson, of St Helens, joined by his wife, Dena Nelson and United Way Director, Claire Catt