Every year at the Muscatine County Fair, one young lady is chosen as the Muscatine County Fair Queen. As queen, she is responsible for handing out ribbons at the livestock shows, socializing with the families that attended the fair, and meeting with the fair board.
Current Muscatine County Fair Queen Morgan Nichols said in her farewell letter, “Being queen comes with countless opportunities, such as being able to meet the entertainment for the night, talking on the radio, and being able to congratulate all the grand champions at the livestock shows.”
The queen also represents Muscatine County at the Iowa State Fair Queen Pageant during Queen’s Week. Nichols said, “Throughout the week, I met 102 Queens from around our great state of Iowa, [and] got to know some of our Iowa State Fair Board members, talk with past Iowa State Fair [participants] … and participate in service projects on the Iowa State Fairgrounds. At the end of the week, all 102 Queens were exhausted, but I made lifelong friends.”
For the 2017 fair, there are seven queen contestants:
Daughter of Mike and Shanna Kellor, Makayla Kellor of Muscatine is 17 years old and from Muscatine High School. She has been involved in National Honors Society, FFA, Key Club, Spanish Club, 4-H, 4-H County Council, and Calvary Youth Group. She is sponsored by Wapsie 4-H Club.
Daughter of Mary and Doug Trueg, Haley Trueg of Muscatine is 18 years old and from Muscatine High School. She has been involved in high school golf, 4-H, FFA, County Council, Chinese Club, and she helps with preschool at her church. She is sponsored by Muscatine County Council.
Daughter of Kurt and Jody Sturmer, Katie Stumer of Blue Grass is 16 years old and from Davenport North High School. She has been involved in JOI Club, National Honors Society, dual graduation program, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Color Guard, swim team, 4-H, and she is a student ambassador. She is sponsored by Denim and Dust 4-H Club.
Daughter of Lawrence and Shannon McNaul, Reghan McNaul of West Liberty is 18 years old and from West Liberty High School. She has been involved in cross county, track, choir, FFA, 4-H, her community youth group, Rock Star Saddle Club, Muscatine Saddle Club, and Midwest Horseman’s Association. She is sponsored by Wapsie 4-H.
Daughter of David Duggan and Jenni Boden, Destiny Duggan of Muscatine is 18 years old and from Muscatine High School. She has been involved with Muscatine High School Cheer and FFA. She is sponsored by A Guy and A Grill Inc.
Daughter of Linda and Marvin Franklin, Jenna Franklin of Muscatine is 18 years old and from Muscatine Community College. She has been involved in Muscatine YMCA Kids Club, the Salvation Army, and Muscatine Community High School Choir. She is sponsored by Ellsworth Trucking.
Daughter of Alan and Xann Mather, Kelzi Mather of West Liberty is 18 years old and from West Liberty High School. She has been involved in studio dance, confirmation class, FFA, volleyball, dance team, band, choir, musical theater, cheerleading, jazz band, golf, show choir, National Honors Society, Interact, vocal harmony, improv, and school plays. She is sponsored by West Liberty’s FFA Chapter.
The competition and crowing of the Muscatine County Fair Queen will be held July 19 at 5:00 p.m. in the grove of the Muscatine County Fairgrounds.