By Angie Becker

The Benton County Fairboard would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Payton Sash as the 2016 Benton County Fair Queen, Bobbie Hilmer as the 2016 Benton County Fair Princesses, Macy Arbuckle 1st runner up and Carly Selken 2nd runner up and Macy Arbuckle as Miss Congeniality. The Benton County Fair Board would like to thank Daisy Johnson, Elizabeth and Juli Martin, Keri Weber for participating in the contest.

A special thank you to Sarah Kreutner for serving as the 2015 Benton County Fair Queen and Sadie Anderson for serving as the 2015 Benton County Fair Princess.

The Fairboard would like to thank the Cedar Valley Times, The Vinton Eagle, Vinton Livewire, the Newspapers of Southern Benton County and Vinton Today for their coverage of the Queen Contest events.

The Benton County Fairboard would like to take the opportunity to thank the following businesses for their contributions to the 2016 Benton County Queen competition. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated!

Gift Donations

Bank Iowa of Norway

Farmer’s savings bank & Trust of Vinton

Watkins Savings Bank of Watkins

Wells Fargo – Shellsburg

Supporters of the Queen Contest.

Atkins Lumber

Benton County Cattlemen

Birker’s Bows- Vinton

Cassill Motors – Cedar Rapids

Clingman Pharmacy – Vinton

City Lite Yogurt-vinton

Divine Decadents Candy – Shellsburg

Ehlinger’s Vinton Express – Vinton

Fast Stop -Vinton.

Koffee Haus- Vinton

KSS Acconting & tax Service – Newhall

John’s Qwik Stop – Vinton

Linn Co-op-Newhall

Nature’s Corner – Vinton

Newhall First Stop

McDonalds -Vinton

Palace Theater-Vinton

Plant & Flower Emporium – Blairstown

Pizza Hut – Vinton

Pizza Ranch – Vinton

Subway – Vinton

Theisen’s – Vinton

Titan Machinery – Blairstown

Tootsie’s Ice Cream and More – Vinton

Vinton Trophy & Awards Ashley Hesson – Vinton