An 18-year-old from Osage is the 202 Iowa State Fair Queen.
Representing Mitchell County, Mary Ann Fox was crowned during ceremonies Saturday night in Des Moines by Tennie Carlson, president of the Fair Board, and McKenna Henrich, the 2021 Fair Queen.
Fox, the daughter of Karl Fox and Kari McClure, was chosen out of the 102 contestants who participated in this year’s competition. All had been crowned queen of their respective county fairs prior to the State Fair. Judging is based on personality, attitude, awareness, leadership, citizenship, contribution to community, overall appearance, charm and poise.
Floyd County was represented in the queen contest by Delaney Ruzicka of Charles City. Chickasaw County was represented by Trinity Brincks of Fredericksburg.
Fox, who will reign for the next year, receives a $5,000 scholarship from the Branstad-Reynolds Trust along with a $3,000 scholarship from the Iowa State Fair, in addition to her crown, sash and trophy.
***Pic courtesy Iowa State Fair