The Washington Times-Herald

Local News

August 21, 2013

Dressed for success

May attends fashion revue for 4th time

Rachel May, a senior at Washington Catholic High School, competed in the Indiana State Fair Fashion Revue earlier this month where she was named first runner-up out of over 45 contestants in the formal wear project.

May, the daughter of Stuart and Cheryl May, has participated in 4-H since she was in the fifth grade and has always been involved in the sewing project. She qualified for the state revue after winning Grand Champion at the Daviess County 4-H revue in July.

One of the biggest differences May cited between the local fashion revue and the state revue was the number of girls involved. “At the county level, I was the only one in an advanced level. When you get to state, the competition is a lot harder. There are more girls involved.”

The fashion revue is also open to males, although females are the most common participants.

May said she chose to make a formal this year for a couple of reasons. “I love to make dresses and I love formals,” she said. “I can hopefully wear this one to a dance.”

She also mentioned she had chosen the fabric for her project before she chose a pattern. “I loved the fabric,” she said. “I also love the color pink and I had never made anything pink before.”

May modeled her long, pale pink formal with floral details on the opening day of the State Fair and again the following weekend. “The judges chose the top 15 and the next weekend, the winners of each category were announced,” she said.

“The winner of each category gets to go on a State Fair Achievement trip. If the girl who won my division can’t go on the 4-H trip, which is to Washington, D.C., I’ll get to go instead.”

Text Only
Local News
  • Leg of I-69 project now due to open by end of 2015 INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Department of Transportation now plans for the Interstate 69 extension to reach Bloomington by the end of 2015, a year later than originally planned. INDOT spokesman Will Wingfield tells the Evansville Courier & Press

    July 28, 2014

  • NWS - WT072614 - Theater6 - NBS VIDEO: Coming Attractions

    The Indiana Theater in downtown Washington is under new owner Brent Barnhart and plans to open this fall after being closed for over three years.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ruth Gilmore Ruth Gilmore, 80, of Washington, died at 4:38 p.m. at Prairie Village Nursing Center, with family by her side. Born Nov. 10, 1933, in Knox County, she was the daughter of James Howard and Blanche (Chadd) Weibel. She worked for 10 years as a certified

    July 26, 2014

  • Shoe Sensation gives back to Cops and Kids Shoe Sensation has presented Cops and Kids with $468 in donations collected from its customers during a drive to assist Cops and Kids. Cops and Kids works with children in the community to ensure that they have basic necessities and toys. This progr

    July 26, 2014

  • Friday's police report CITY REPORT Friday 10:27 p.m. - Jerry Gaither, 1422 Brett Cabel Road, said his mailbox was damaged. 5:14 a.m. - Ladonna Abel, 622 S.W. Sixth St., said a purple Harley-Davidson motorcycle was stolen. A report was made and a tip said they believed a ma

    July 25, 2014

  • New school security system going into place in Daviess County From the outside looking in schools in Daviess County don't appear to have done much to upgrade security this fall. There are no new fences, no gates, no guard shacks, but officials say the School Guard system is being put into place and should be re

    July 25, 2014

  • NWS - WT072614 - Theater1 - NBS Coming Attractions Arguably the question on many minds in Washington is what's happening at the Indiana Theater? Many slow down or even stop on Main Street to see the work that is being done. Some have stopped to ask the contractors of SMart Construction to see what is

    July 25, 2014 6 Photos

  • Colts getting healthy as training camp opens ANDERSON — Reggie Wayne’s arrival Wednesday in an IndyCar driven by two- time Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Ed Carpenter drew national attention.But the most important news coming out of reporting day for the Indianapolis Colts concerned the wide rece

    July 25, 2014

  • TRI-CAP RSVP offering Nashville Show Trip TRI-CAP RSVP is sponsoring a Nashville Show Trip through Diamond Tours from Nov. 10-12. The spacious, video and restroom equipped motor coach will leave Jasper for a three day, two night trip. The incredible price of $305 per person is based on doubl

    July 25, 2014

  • Bixler DCCF grant Community Foundation awards grants to help youth A pair of projects designed to help take on some of the problems faced by youth in Daviess County will receive a financial boost from the Daviess County Community Foundation. The Daviess Community Hospital and southwest Indiana PowerHouse each receiv

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos