Kelsi Kessler, 18, of Carmi was crowned the 61 st Miss Illinois County Fair queen. Miss Kessler
represented White County at the 110th Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs Convention in
January. She is currently attending the University of Illinois, Champaign, majoring in
Miss Kessler will be a summer employee of the Department of Agriculture. She will travel to
about 30 county fairs, and will be the official hostess of the Illinois State Fair in Springfield and
the DuQuoin State Fair. As queen, Miss Kessler’s main duty is to emphasize the importance of
agriculture and county fairs to Illinois.