Possum King, Queen contest tonight

Published: Sunday, July 28, 2013 at 03:13 PM.

WAUSAU — The 44th annual Possum Festival Begins tonight, Aug. 2,  with the Possum King and Queen Contest, which will begin at 6 p.m. The gates for the event open at 5 p.m.

Brooke Trout  was crowned 2013 Miss Fun Day on July 27 in Wausau when the Miss Fun Day Pageant kicked off the 44th annual Possum Festival.

Forty-two contestants competed for titles at the pageant, including two young Fun Day King contestants.

Trout won the coveted Miss Fun Day title, while Christina Michelle Hall was first runner-up and Melanie Danielle Baxley was second runner-up.

To view a photo gallery from the pageant, click here.

The festival weekend begins at 5 p.m. Friday with the perennial favorite, the Possum King and Queen Contest, and followed on Saturday with the annual Fun Day, which features food, music, and fun all day long.

The Possum Festival is sponsored by the Wausau Volunteer Fire Department.

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