State Fair Queen To Help Ripley County Contestants

Indiana State Fair Queen Alyssa Garnett has had plenty of practice being in the spotlight.

Her interviewing skills and outstanding on-stage confidence will be useful as she provides the Ripley County queen contestants with pointers and insight on pageantry at the Queen’s Tea at the Osgood Town Hall. The event is Friday at 5:30 p.m.

Garnett was crowned Miss Pulaski County before receiving the title of the 56th Indiana State Fair Queen at last year’s State Fair.

“I have been attending the State Fair since I was a little girl. Being crowned Miss Indiana State Fair is such an honor to me because I will now have the chance to become involved with the fair in a hands-on way,” Garnett said.

The Purdue University junior is pursuing her Masters in Business Administration. Garnett is a member of the School of Management Council and a sister of the Delta Gamma sorority.

“I’m so excited to meet the contestants and visit the county,” said Garnett. “I’ve lived in Indiana my entire life, but never had the chance to see many of the counties I will be visiting throughout the summer.”

As Miss Indiana State Fair 2014, Garnett will spend her summer visiting over 30 county fairs, festivals and queen pageants promoting the 2014 Indiana State Fair before serving as the Official Hostess of the State Fair.