Many Benton County beauties gathered on Monday night for the annual Fairest of the Fair pageants. Abby Berry took home the sash and trophy as this year’s Fairest of the Fair. MacKenzie Goodwin was named first maid and Drew Love was named second maid in the same contest.
In the Junior Miss Fairest of the Fair pageant, for girls ages 12-15, Jaylin Hedge was crowned Queen. Camryn Burke was named first maid and Lexi Harris was named second-maid.
For the Junior Fairest of the Fair competition, for girls ages 9-11, Markennah King won the Queen’s crown. Her court includes Sadie Fry as first maid and Irelynn Rezek as second maid.
Kerri Arnold, Miss Tennessee Volunteer 2019 and the 2015 Fairest of the Fair in Benton County, was the emcee for the night’s ceremonies. In addition to Arnold, a dozen former Fairest of the Fair winners from 1972 to 2016 took the stage to the delight of the crowd. For more pictures of the Fairest of the Fair pageants, see page 7A.