State Fair Queen Competition
Miss Monroe County Fair Queen Belle Plew received the final portion of her monetary award from the County Fair on Friday evening at the Crowne Plaza In Springfield, IL. Yvonne Dehner, Monroe County Pageant Director, made the presentation on behalf of Don Schrader, President of the Fair Association, and it’s board members.
Queen Belle participated in the Preliminary Competition Saturday, January 19 at 1:00 p.m. Belle’s personal interview with a panel of 5 judges took place Friday morning.
The 15 semi-finalists will be announced Sunday evening, at which time each of those 15 compete again doing the one minute speech of her choice, swimsuit and evening gown. The new Miss Illinois County Fair Queen will be crowned later in the evening.