She is the 56th young lady to be crowned Miss Indiana State Fair and the third from Pulaski County. The 19-year-old is a sophomore at Purdue University studying business management.
“I never envisioned this happening. I’m so grateful,” Garnett said. “When I looked to the girls beside and behind me, they have so many accomplishments, and then they called my name and I just couldn’t believe it.”
Garnett was chosen during the fair’s queen pageant from 87 contestants, each representing her home county.
Garnett succeeds Mariah Huff of Jackson County and will begin representing the State Fair in 2014.
The Queen’s Court:
• 1st Runner-up – Emily Robertson, Cass County
• 2nd Runner-up – Madison Seifert, DeKalb County
• 3rd Runner-up – Channing Gappens, Tipton County
• 4th Runner-up – Payton Warren, Jackson County
Other finalists, in no particular order:
· Ellie Jarrett, Daviess County
· Larissa Landis, White County
· D’Lee Vieck, Knox County
· Lauren Fuhs, Gibson County
· Rebecca Kain, Steuben County
Sarah Hudson of Vigo County was chosen Miss Congeniality.
The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating Hoosiers’ spirit and agricultural heritage. The fair began Aug. 2 at the State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis and ends today, Aug. 18.
For more information: Click on www.indianastatefair.com