In May 1948, the Associated Women of Oklahoma Farm Bureau announced that counties would be holding queen contests throughout the state. Thirty-one counties presented winners to compete in the state contest during the Annual Frolic at the OKFB Convention. The state contest offered the following awards to winners of two age groups: 1st Place – $50; 2nd Place – $35; and 3rd Place – $15. The winner of the 15- to 18-year-old group was Phyllis Coulter of Meno, representing Major County Farm Bureau. June McGinnis of Hennessey representing Kingfisher County’s Junior Farm Bureau was the winner of the 18- to 30-year-old group. The popular contest became an annual event that was held for several years.