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Eight Candidates Vie For Okawville Fair Queen

Eight Washington County young women are candidates for Okawville Fair and Wheat Festival Queen.

The judging and coronation pageant will be held Friday, September 17,  at 7 p.m. at the Okawville Junior Senior High.

The Queen is selected by a panel of judges, based on interview 35%, speech and communications 30%, beauty and physique 20%, stage presence 15%.

The Queen will receive a treasure chest of cash and gifts from businesses, organizations, and individuals. She will compete at the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant in Springfield in Janaury. 

The Junior Miss is selected based on a vote of people attending.

Retiring 2019 Fair Queen Tiffany Thompson will crown the 2021 Queen. Retiring 2019 Junior Miss Sage Hackstadt will crown the new Junior Miss.

The Queen, Junior Miss, and other candidates will ride in the float parade Sunday, September 19 at 2 p.m. 

Candidates are:

Emily Bening, daughter of Kay and the late David Bening of Addieville

She is sponsored The Okawville Times

Her Jr. Miss is Olive Swoboda, daughter of Seth and Nicole Swoboda of Nashville


Megan Cook, daughter of Tim and Cathy Cook of Okawville

She is sponsored by Haier Plumbing & Heating, INC.

Her Jr. Miss is Evelyn Kurtz, daughter of Charlie and Erin Kurtz of Okawville


Kathryn Lohman, daughter of Brian and Jacqueline Lohman of Venedy.

She is sponsored by Lyle’s Autobody 

Her Jr. Miss is Charlotte Jacobs, daughter of Jeffrey and Kristal Jacobs of Okawville


Grace Gutjahr, daughter of David and Susan Gutjahr of Coulterville

She is sponsored by Gutjahr Realty

Her Jr. Miss is Daya Siliven, daughter of Daniel and Darci Siliven of Okawville


Anna Schmersahl, daughter of Kimberly Schmersahl of Okawville

She is sponsored by Campagna Funeral Home.

Her Jr. Miss is Penelope Lintker, daughter of Ryan and Kim Lintker of Okawville


Grace Foster, daughter of John and Michelle Foster of Addieville

She is sponsored by Brockmeier Construction

Her Jr. Miss is Kallee Shubert, daughter of Todd and Julie Shubert of Oakdale


Marlee Frederking, daughter of Mike and Jill Frederking of Addieville

She is sponsored by MGF Farms

Her Jr. Miss is Meredith Sprehe, daughter of Tyler and Courtney Sprehe of New Minden


Sabrenna Bodendieck, daughter of Monica Pflasterer of Okawville

She is sponsored by Nashville McDonalds.

Her Jr. Miss is Paisleigh Quillman, daughter of Tracy Lynn of Nashville

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