New Palestine graduate Abby Seifert was crowned the Hancock County 4-H Fair queen Saturday night in front of a packed 4-H Bowl. Seifert, a 10-year 4-H member, was visibly shocked as her name was announced. A stand-out athlete for the Dragons, Seifert said it was the first time she'd ever competed in a pageant.
"I'm just so surprised," she said.
Seifert will split fair duties for the rest of the week with fair princess Emily Anderson and court members Kaylyn Kelly, Natalie Berea and Courtney Heller. Kelly was also voted Miss Congeniality by her peers.
See Tuesday's paper for full coverage of the 4-H Queen Pageant and the weekend's other 4-H activities.