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Miss Ford Co. to compete in Springfield

Miss Ford County 2022, Gracelyn Greenburg, will compete in the 2023 Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs State Queen Pageant at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois.

The dates for the competition are Thursday, January 19 through Sunday, January 22, 2023.

Gracelyn will be competing with 72 other County Fair Queens for the title of Miss Illinois County Fair Queen 2023. 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 #17 in the Saturday afternoon preliminaries beginning at 1:00 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, children under 10 are free.

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

Gracelyn Greenburg is the 17 year-old daughter of Kelly Reitz and Matt & Kristi Greenburg. She is a senior at Paxton-Buckley-Loda High School. She is enrolled in the CNA Health Professions course at Parkland College through the ECCA program at PBL. During her first semester in the course, Gracelyn has spent time learning in the classroom as well as completing her necessary clinical hours. Gracelyn recently received her CNA license and is looking forward to starting a job in the health care field.


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