The 99th Annual Vanderburgh County Fair began Monday with one of the first orders of business being to crown a Queen to represent them not only throughout the week, but for the next year.

Monday's ceremony concluded with the crowning of 20-year-old Claudia Duncan as the new reigning queen. Duncan, the daughter of Mark and Laura Duncan is a 10-year member of 4-H who is currently enrolled at Purdue University where she's majoring in Applied Statistics.

The remainder of the Court played out as follows:

1st Runner-Up: Lauren Rexing

  • 19-years-old
  • 10-Year 4-H member
  • Attends Purdue University
  • Major - Agriculture Economics and History
  • Parents - Don and Sayelle Rexing

2nd Runner-Up: Kelsey Rexing

  • 19-years-old
  • 10-year 4-H member
  • Attends University of Louisville
  • Major - Communications
  • Parents - Kent and Melissa Rexing


3rd Runner-Up: Olivia Baehl

  • 16-years-old
  • Attends North High School
  • Member of North High School Student Council, Armstrong Highlighters, and Junior Leaders.
  • Parents - Jeffery and Stacey Baehl

4th Runner-Up: Abigail Duval

  • 17-years-old
  • Attends Central High School
  • Member of Medical Professions Academy, Honey Bears, 4-H Star Club, Livestock Club, and Junior Leaders.
  • Parents - Alice and Larry Duvall

Miss Congeniality: Laura Shafer

  • 18-years-old
  • 10-year 4-H member
  • Attends Indiana University
  • Major - Informaties
  • Minors - Russian and German
  • Parents - Paul and Christine Shafer

Congratulations to all six young women! For the complete schedule of events and admission prices, visit the Vanderburgh County Fair website.

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[Source: Vanderburgh County Fair Press Release]


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