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What does a girl who grew up going to County Fun have in common with a local girl scout, and a 5 year old who loves to dance; they all were chosen to be the Henderson County Fair Queens for 2012.
Montana Pence is 16 years old and is the daughter of Treasa Pence and Ed Pence and resides in Stronghurst, she was crowned the 2012 Miss Henderson County Fair Queen.
Annamae Brown is 11 years old and is the daughter of Crystal Brown and Mike Schramm from Stronghurst and was crowned the 2012 Jr. Miss Henderson County Fair. Annamae also won Jr. Miss Director's Award and Photogenic Award.
Elaine Guyton, is 5 years old and is the daughter of Jason and Amanda Guyton from Biggsville, and she was crowned the 2012 Little Miss Henderson County Fair Queen.
Despite the extremely warm temperatures the contestants were supported by a record crowd who applauded each contestant with appreciation and pride.
Other awards were:
Jaycee Daniels - Little Miss Photogenic
Brooklyn Miller- Little Miss Director's Award and 2nd Runner-up
Kaylynn Hennefent - Little Miss First Runner-up
Erin Cavanaugh - Miss Director's Award
Jessica Seitz - Miss Photogenic
Kelsie Torrance - Miss 2nd Runner-up
Catie Steck- Miss First Runner-up
There was not a dry eye in the house when the 2011 Queens gave their farewell speeches as they waved their final goodbyes and told their stories of their unforgetable year representing Henderson County.
2011 Henderson County Fair Queen, Miranda Wallace, 2011 Jr, Miss, Alison Link, and 2011 Little Miss, Reagan Spence, have done an amazing job this past year and have enjoyed representing Henderson County throughout the state of Illinois.
The knowledge about what the Henderson County Fair does and represents is a valuable life lesson for these young ladies and has helped them to advocate for the county fair here in Henderson County.
They wish to encourage everyone to attend the fair and support the 4-H and open exhibitors this year.
The budget for the County Fair System has been greatly cut by the State of Illinois, so if the Henderson Count Fair is to continue, we need everyone in the county to support the fair.
The 2012 Queens would like to invite everyone to join them at the fair and to stop and visit with them about what they have learned and how much the fair means to them.