Anderson crowned 2021 Floyd County Fair Queen
By James Grob, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gillian Anderson, age 18, was crowned the 2021 Floyd County Fair Queen in Central Park last Friday night at the Party In The Park event.
“I love the fair, so I’m ready to get back,” Anderson said. “I was a little surprised. Everyone was pretty qualified.”
Fair queen candidates were Sydney Ross, Lynn Hoeft, Cameron Willemsen, Carrigan Parcher and Taylor Quade. Quade was named Miss Congeniality and Ross was fair queen runner-up.
Renee Knapp served as fair queen coordinator and presented the candidates. A speech was given by former Fair Queen Anna Krumweide, who held the title for two years because there was no queen crowned last year due to the pandemic.
“Being Floyd County Fair Queen is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and something I will always remember,” she said. “I got to make some great friends, try new foods, learn new skills, be in the Iowa State Fair Parade and walk across the stage representing my home county.”
Krumwiede said she thought all of the 2021 candidates had bright futures ahead of them.
“I have enjoyed getting to represent Floyd County these last two years,” Krumwiede said. “I’m excited to see what the future holds for all of our candidates this year.”
Anderson said she was looking forward to the year ahead and all the activities she will get to participate in.
“I think it will be a lot of fun,” she said.
Judges were April Doty of Clarksville, Jaci Vandenavond of Osage and Mary VerSteggt of Janesville.