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Summer Robbins Crowned 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen

By: Marla Behrends

Springfield, IL - Summer Robbins, Miss Montgomery County Fair, was crowned 2014 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. Director of Agriculture Robert Flider and retiring Queen Amelia Martens did the crowning. This year a record 72 county fair queens vied for the coveted title.

Robbins is attending the University of Illinois majoring in College of Business. Her goal is to be a corporate attorney. Proud parents are Rick and Julie Robbins of Coffeen.
2014 Miss IL County FairMiss Winnebago County Fair Queen, Megan Magee was named first runner-up. Magee is the daughter of Steve and Deb Magee of South Beloit. The judges selected Miss Warren County Fair Queen, Alejandra Gillen as second runner-up. She is the daughter of Raymond and Elena Gillen from Monmouth.
Miss Macon County Fair, Hannah Wolfe was named third runner-up. Her parents are Doug and Julie Wolfe of Decatur. Miss Okawville Fair, Alexis Lintker, was named fourth runner-up. Her parents are Carl and Lisa Lintker from Venedy.

Non-finalist competition awards were presented to Miss Fisher Fair Queen Kirsten Blackford for best non-finalist in interview competition; Miss White County Fair Queen, Courtney Bunting; Miss Mercer County Fair Queen, Bryanna Martin for best non-finalist stage presence competition; and for best non-finalist beauty and physique competition Miss Henry County Fair, Lauren VanDeVelde.

The Ruby Crum Memorial Award for charm and enthusiasm known as the “Spark Plug Award” was presented to Miss Mason County Fair Queen, Erin Hodgson.

Other top fifteen finalists were: Miss Macoupin County, Kimmy Dworzynski; Miss Edgar County, Corie Hasler; Miss Georgetown Fair, Danielle Brown; Miss Williamson County, Emily Stewart; Miss Madison County Fair, Kristen McDowell; Miss Coles County Fair, Caitlyn Strader; Miss Effingham County, Breeanna Strauch; Miss Lake County Fair, Meghan Opolka; Miss Western Illinois, Kenzie Jones; and Miss Marshall-Putnam County, Lauren Passini.

The 55th Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant was held as part of the annual convention of the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield.

Almost 4,000 county fair members and friends spent this past weekend selecting their entertainment and service needs for the 2014 county fair season. The 103 county fairs culminate with the Illinois State Fair, August 7-17, 2014 and the DuQuoin State Fair, August 22 through September 1st, 2014. Visit www.illinoiscountyfairs.org.

To view a listing of past fair queens since 1960, click here.

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