A new Henry County Fair queen has been crowned

Mindy Carls
For the Star Courier
Mollie Bennett, center, reacts when she is announced as the 2022 Miss Henry County Fair on Wednesday evening, June 15, at the fairgrounds in Cambridge. Flanking her are Rose Henderson, left, and Tristen Smith, right.

Mollie Bennett of Cambridge is the 2022 Miss Henry County Fair. The 18-year-old is the daughter of Sam and Amanda Bennett.

The first runner-up is Londen Fulks, 17, whose parents are Jason and Nicole Fulks of Atkinson. Competing the court is second runner-up Zaria Greene, 17, daughter of Aaron and Christine Greene, Geneseo.

At the Henry County Fair this year, the 2022 Junior Miss court includes, from left, first runner-up Tessa Courtright, Junior Miss Emma Motley and second runner-up Lilly Thompson.

Junior Miss Emma Motley, 14, leads a court with first runner-up Tessa Courtright, 12, and second runner-up Lilly Thompson, 13.

Emma is the daughter of Jason and Terilyn Motley of Cambridge; Tessa, the daughter of Parker and Eliza Courtright of Geneseo, and Lilly the daughter of Adam and Sarah Maynard of Woodhull.

The 2022 Little Miss Henry County Fair is Paisley Williamson, 6, daughter of Jamie and Alicia Williamson, Geneseo. Elaina Morgan, 8, daughter of Ariel Morgan of Orion, is the first runner up. Addison Johnson, 8, daughter of Chad and Megan Johnson of Cambridge, is the second runner up.

The 2022 Little Miss Henry County Fair court, selected Wednesday, June 15, includes, from left, first runner-up Elaina Morgan, Little Miss Paisley Williamson and second runner-up Addison Johnson.

Award winners in the Miss Henry County Fair pageant, with their ages, parents and hometown, were:

  • Congeniality —Megan Holevoet, 20, Kevin and Tina Holevoet, Geneseo.
  • Photogenic — Fulks.
  • Director’s Award — Rose Henderson, 18, Bryce and Melissa Henderson, Geneseo.
  • Emmy VandeVoorde Award — Madison Lindsey, 19, Trevor and Nicole Lindsey, Alpha. VandeVoorde was the 2009 Junior Miss. She died in a car accident at 16 in June 2011.
Reigning over the Henry County Fair this year are, from left, first runner-up Londen Fulks, Miss Henry County Fair Mollie Bennett and second runner-up Zaria Greene.

Junior Miss pageant:

  • Congeniality — Motley.
  • Photogenic — Camryn Ebert, 12, Jon and Ashley Ebert, Geneseo.
  • Director’s Award — Violet Runty, 11, Tom and Cathy Runty, Geneseo.
  • Emmy VandeVoorde Award — Claire DeGrave, 12, Luke and Amanda DeGrave, Atkinson.

Little Miss pageant:

  • Congeniality — Breckyn Granell, 8, Adam and Kristen Granell, Geneseo.
  • Photogenic — Eden Ebert, 8, Jon and Ashley Ebert, Geneseo.
  • Director’s Award — Owyn Fritz, 5, Tyler and Katelynn Fritz, Geneseo.
  • Emmy VandeVoorde Award — Berkley Granell, 5, Adam and Kristen Granell, Geneseo.