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2024 Fair Royalty Court Announced

In a dazzling display of grace and talent, the 2024 Fair Royalty Court was announced last night, spotlighting a new cohort of winners who shone brightly on stage. The event, which celebrated the achievements and poise of its participants, culminated in the crowning of the new court members.

Carlea Hutchison has been crowned Queen, with Laine Hess taking the title of Princess, and Kaylee Cotton being named Little Miss. Each winner demonstrated exceptional qualities that resonated with the judges and audience alike.

In addition to the main titles, alternates were also named, providing backup should the primary titleholders be unable to fulfill their duties. Kamea Pierce was selected as Queen Alternate, Arielle Andrews as Princess Alternate, and Kynsee Coons as Little Miss Alternate.

The event organizers congratulated all contestants for their outstanding performances, emphasizing the hard work and dedication each participant brought to the competition. The new court is set to represent their peers in various capacities over the next year, carrying the mantle of their titles with pride and responsibility.

Photo Credits to Franklin County Fair Royalty


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