2022 Lawrence County Fair queen will be crowned Friday

BEDFORD — The 2022 Lawrence County Fair queen contest will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, July 8 at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds. The event will be held in the Expo Hall.

Five young women will compete for the crown they are Izzy Shew, Chloe Westerfield, Brycelyn Yost, Adelynne Conner, and Emmaleigha White.

Each will be judged in four categories: an interview, formal wear, professional wear, and dress for success which includes a one-minute speech about a profession.

Lauren Brown, 2021 fair queen, will crown the winner. The queen will receive a $1,000 scholarship donated by Bedford Federal Savings Bank.

Lauren Brown, 2021 Fair Queen

Judges will also select a first runner-up who will receive a $750 scholarship, a second runner-up who will receive a $500 scholarship, and Miss Congeniality who will receive a $250 scholarship. All finalists will receive flowers from West End Flowers, a crown, a sash made by Tomi Carroll, and a boutique Item.

By popular vote, the People’s Choice winner will receive a crown, sash, and a goodie bag.

In addition to the queen contest, judges will also select a fair princess, junior miss, and little miss.

Competing for the title of Princess are Kadance Hyneman, Heather Stigall, Emma Purtlebaugh, Lilianne Conner, Angeleigh Asbury, Lisa Arthur, and Alivia Stidam.

Junior Miss contestants include Rylan Davis, Audrey Hoffman, Harleigh Reeve, and Hayden Salazar

Little Miss contestants are Macee Edwards, Alaina Cessna, Ella-Kate Robbins, Kenlyn Robbins, and Brynleigh McKnight.

Little Misters include Stone Robbins and Walker Balliff who will be the official escorts of the queen and court.

Queen candidates

Izabella Shew

Izzy Shew

Parents: Chad Shew, Daryl and Mindi Robinson

School: Graduate of Bedford North Lawrence, where she was a member of Beta Club, FFA, National Technical Honors Society

Activities: Dancing, barrel racing, camping with friends and family

Future plans: Attend Purdue University and study animal science

Chloe Westerfield

Chloe Westerfield

Parents: Lindsey Wright

School: Honors graduate of BNL where she was the Rotary Club Student of the Month 

Future plans: Attend Indiana University to study business and real estate. In January, she launched an online boutique and plans to open a storefront along with a real estate business after college.

Activities: Spending time with her golden retriever Ollie, dancing, babysitting and hanging out with friends and family.

Brycelyn Yost

Brycelyn Yost

Parents: Lindsey Attutis and Kyle Yost

School: Junior at Purdue University.

Future plans: After graduation, she plans to pursue a law degree. She plans to combine her love of agriculture and passion for law to help farmers.

Activities: She is a member of the Indiana Junior Livestock Association, Turning Point USA, and Sigma Alpha. When not working for Purdue in the International Tax Department, she enjoys planning the Hoosier Elite Swine Circuit and watching Purdue baseball.

Adelynne Conner

Adelynne Conner

Parents: Brent and Alyssa Conner

School: Senior at Purdue University studying elementary education. Member of Kappa Delta Pi and participated in Riley Dance Marathon, and served on Riley Relations Committee.

Future plans: She hopes to change the world for the better by teaching and inspiring the next generation.

Activities: Soccer, music, crafting, cooking, and hiking.

Emmaleigha White

Emma White

Parents: Tanya Phillips, Chad and Trisha White

School: 2022 graduate of Mitchell High School, member of Spanish Club, yearbook, and a 10-year 4-H member

Future plans: Will attend the University of Southern Indiana to study radiology and imaging sciences.

Activities: Painting, drawing, photography, and spending time with family.

Fair queen booth

Past fair queens will be raising money to cover the queen scholarships at a booth in the Expo Hall. They will be selling raffle tickets and wearing their crowns and sashes from the year they served as fair queen. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5, 12 for $10 and 25 for $20. Winners will receive a basket of items valued at $200. Winners will be announced on July 16 on the fair queen Facebook page.

The queen contest sponsors: LTG Machining, Bedford Federal Savings Bank, McIntyre Bros., Style, and Grace Boutique, Gary’s Welding & Machining, Timeless Images Photography, Taylor Sowder Photography, West End Flowers, Barbed Bling, Root’s RV, Back Creek Boutique, Whitney Chastain, The Hair Company, Tomi Carroll, Waxing by Liz, Annie Blue Boutique, Back Porch Barber, Pub 15, Stoney Oak Boutique, Rustic Roots Hair Care, Hannah Fountain, J. Howard Jewelers, Bretta Myers, Jump-N-Joey’s, Amy Redman, and Walmart.