Amanda Tucker will forever remember going to Springfield and competing in the 2016 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Pageant at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, as she represented Shelby County as the 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. Tucker spent the past several months training with Shelby County Pageant Director, Sara Long. Tucker told Regional Radio News all the contestants were notified of how big an accomplishment it is to have made it to Springfield.
Competing on the big stage could mean that nerves can creep in. Tucker says she would focus on the experience as a way to thwart off the nerves.
Contestants had to do a personal interview with the judging panel, a one minute speech, wear a swimsuit and evening gown. Long gave high praise for Tucker as she represented Shelby County very well and spoke highly of her.
Long further stated that her and Tucker have some ideas and plan on attending events for the remaining winter and spring. The 2016 Miss Shelby County Fair Pageant has been set for July 14 at the Shelby Christian Church. More information can be found on Facebook at Miss/Jr Miss Shelby County – IL.