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Kingren to compete in Springfield

(photo via Vivid Studios)

Miss Ford County 2023, Maci Kingren, will compete in the 2024 Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs State Queen Pageant at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield this weekend.

The dates for the competition are Thursday, January 11 through Sunday, January 14, 2024.

Maci will compete with 72 other County Fair Queens for the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen 2024 title. The contestants will be judged on personal interview, stage presence, beauty of face and physical condition, and speech and communication skills.

Personal interviews are conducted off-stage on Friday. Miss Ford County will officially compete on stage as Contestant #45 in the Saturday afternoon preliminaries beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the Ruby/Diamond room on the second floor of the Crowne Plaza. The preliminaries are open to the public with a $25 admittance charge, and children under 10 are free.

Finals will be held on Sunday evening at 4:00 p.m. in conjunction with the Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Annual Banquet. Fifteen finalists will be chosen then to compete for the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen title.

Maci Kingren is the 19-year-old daughter of Bobby & Olivia Kingren and Laura & Tom Proctor. She is a 2022 graduate of Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. Maci currently attends the University of Illinois through the Parkland Pathways program. Maci hopes to obtain her bachelor’s Degree in Agribusiness Markets and Management from UIUC to pursue a career in agriculture sales.


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