The 46th annual Henderson County Livestock Show kicked off Monday night with the crowning of Erica Crabtree as queen and Callie Bane as princess.

Crabtree is a member of Happy Days 4-H, while Bane is a member of the East Texas Young Riders.

Crowning the queen and princess were last year’s winners, 2005 Queen Lauren Graham, and 2005 Princess Rebeca Roberts.

The 2006 queen and princess were awarded saddles, courtesy of the Henderson County Fair Board, buckles donated by Rodeo Cowboy Outfitters, and crowns and sashes from Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Carrell.

Also competing for the queen crown was Meagan Edwards of East Texas Young Riders.

Competing for the princess crown were: Shelly Surls of Cross Roads 4-H, Caridad Aguilera of East Texas Young Riders, Kayla Pool of Murchison 4-H, Ashli Thrasher of BlackJack 4-H, Emily Baldwin of Horizon 4-H, Hailey Hargrave of Chandler 4-H, Shelby Couey of Murchison 4-H, and Katie Crabtree of Happy Days 4-H.

Competitors were judged on congeniality, western attire, horsemanship, and a personal interview.

In the queen competition, Megan Ewards won the personal interview portion of the event, while Erica Crabtree won congeniality, western attire, and horsemanship.

In the princess competition, Hailey Hargrave won congeniality, Shelby Surls won western attire, and Callie Bane won horsemanship and personal interview.

The livestock show runs throughout the week, winding up with the premium auction Saturday at 1 p.m.

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