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Hykes crowned queen of Franklin County Fair

August 17, 2010|By DANA BROWN
  • Stephanie Hykes of Greencastle, Pa., is crowned 2010 Franklin County Fair Queen Monday by Sarah Signore, the 2009 titleholder, at the Franklin County Fair in Chambersburg, Pa.
By Colleen McGrath, Staff Photographer

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- Stephanie Hykes was named the 2010 Franklin County Fair Queen on Monday night.

Hykes, 21, of Greencastle, Pa., will reign over the county fair, which runs through Saturday, and serve as the face of the Franklin County Fair for the next year.

Hykes also will compete for the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen crown in January in Hershey, Pa.

The candidates were evaluated by a three-judge panel. The evaluation criteria included a private interview, 300-word essay, impromptu question, personal appearance and poise, and a three- to five-minute speech on the theme, "Why I Think County Fairs are Important to Pennsylvania."

Hykes said being named Franklin County Fair Queen was something she has wanted for a long time.

"I can't even describe how I feel," she said.

Courtney Hykes, 19, of Greencastle, was named alternate queen.

Lucy Crider, 14, of St. Thomas, Pa., was named princess, and Ashley Dice, 12, of Chambersburg, was named alternate princess.

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Alyssa Gaus, 9, of Greencastle, was named Little Miss, and Ella Snyder, 7 of Chambersburg, was named alternate Little Miss.

"We had a great group of ladies this year," said Rachel Bryson, chairwoman of the contests. "They are all more than qualified."

Sarah Signore of Greencastle was 2009 Franklin County Fair Queen.

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