hc fair winners 2016

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (7/27/16) – The 61th Annual Miss Hopkins County Fair Pageant began last night as 10 beauties livened up the stage strutting to the tune of “If I was you, I’d wanna be me, too.”

Rachel Rickard was crowned 2016 Miss Hopkins County Fair Pageant and will represent Hopkins County in Louisville in January at the Kentucky State Fair Pageant.

She is the daughter of Tonya and David Rickard and was sponsored by All Occasions Formals. Rickard, 19, is attending Madisonville Community College/Murray State University Madisonville Campus, where she is studying special education.

The first runner-up is Gabrielle Witherspoon and second runner-up is Kaylee Knight.

The 2016 Miss Congeniality award went to Kayleigh Ferrell.

The contestants were judged in formal wear, bathing suit and interview.

Pageant coordinators were Pam Todd and Tina Peyton. Lee Lingo served as Master of Ceremonies and scoring was by Rocky Gamblin.

A special thank you was given to the Hopkins County – Madisonville Fair Board, Country Cupboard, LB Photography, Kellie Heady Wedding Planning and to Mark of Distinction for stage décor.

Sponsors for the event were First United Bank, Daymar College, Buds & Bows and Blades Salon and Day Spa.

For more pageant photos, click HERE.

Tammy Holloway
SurfKY News Reporter
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