Fountain Queen

2009 Fountain County Fair Queen Alexis Stalter is crowned by 2008 queen Katie Dennis.

An Attica High School graduate who plans to be a veterinary technician was crowned queen of the Fountain County Fair Saturday night.

Alexis Stalter was selected from among eight candidates and crowned by last year’s queen, Katie Dennis.

“I saw my Dad crying, and then I started to cry,” Stalter said after her walk down the runway as queen. “This is the most awesome feeling. I am speechless.”

Stalter, who graduated from Attica in May, will enter Ivy Tech State College in the fall.

But first she will represent Fountain County in the Indiana State Fair Queen Contest on Aug. 23.

A class officer, she was a member of the student council, National Honor Society, Students Against Drunk Driving, Bigs and Littles, FFA and the cheerleading squad.

She participated in golf, swimming and tennis.

She is a 10-year 4-H member and a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Attica.

“I believe that the queen is the eyes and ears of the fair and shows goodwill to all exhibitors and guests,” Stalter said on her application for the pageant. “Since the first time a 4-H queen handed me a ribbon, I knew this was how I wanted to finish my 4-H career — surrounded by my friends and family during my favorite time of the year.”

Stalter is the daughter of Donna and Craig Stalter of Veedersburg.

Other winners were:

— First runner-up — Lindsay Phillips.

— Second runner-up — Laci Guyer.

— Third runner-up — Elizabeth Waters.

— Miss Congeniality — Stalter.

— Miss Photogenic — Waters.

“The pageant was wonderful,” said Sue Foster, pageant director. “When we had the tea only three girls showed up, so we got on the phone and got eight. We had a good bunch of candidates.”

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