Local royalty reigns over the Indiana State Fair. Miss Pulaski County Alyssa Garnett, 19, was crowned Miss Indiana State Fair during yesterday’s pageant. She was chosen from among 87 contestants to represent the fair in 2014.
“I never envisioned this happening. I’m so grateful,” Garnett said. “When I looked to the girls beside and behind me, they have so many accomplishments, and then they called my name and I just couldn’t believe it.”
Garnett is a sophomore at Purdue, where she is majoring in business management.
She’s the 56th young lady to be crowned queen at the state fair, and the third to represent Pulaski County. Previous queens were Amber Connolly Rodibaugh, reigned in 1996, and Bailey Hoover won the crown in 2006.
Stacy Gudas from Pulaski County was third runner-up in the 2012 State Fair Queen pageant. Sarah Miller finished as second runner-up and Miss Congeniality in the 2008 competition.