An array of Scott County royalty: Fair Queen Kaitlin Embrey, Princess Ashley and Miss ‘C’ Holli Print

A night of nervous tension, laughter and companionship shared by some truly beautiful young women came to an end as pretty Kaitlin Embrey was proclaimed the 2015 Miss Scott County Fair Queen.


Ashley Duvall is the 2015 Fair Princess, and Miss Congeniality, an honor voted on by the girls who competed for the crown, is Holli Reynolds. All of the lucky young ladies declared themselves a combination of emotions that included excited/happy/relieved/astounded to be picked for their honors.

The annual event selects the girl who will represent her county at the Miss Indiana State Fair Pageant, and it is organized by members of the Pilot Club of Scott County. The Fair Princess acts as the new Queen’s alternate for the state competition if, for some reason, the Queen cannot attend.

“Holy cow!” declared the stunned new Queen as she accepted red roses, her scepter and crown and cape from 2014 Miss Scott County Fair Queen Keeli Stewart. Queen Kaitlin advised, “I certainly did not expect this. Thank you!”

Queen Kaitlin wore a dress of the lightest blush pink with delicate lace trim. Princess Ashley’s dress was knock-out purple with sequined highlights. Miss Congeniality wore a crème dress with rose appliques. Queen Keeli struck a dramatic note in her dress of deep purple with sequined straps and neckline.

After being mobbed by the other contestants giving her their congratulations, the new Queen was joined by the new Fair Princess, Miss Congeniality and Queen Keeli for the obligatory photos on stage at McClain Hall. Queen Kaitlin also received congratulations from members of the Beta Sigma Chapter, Psi Iota Xi Sorority, of Austin. The chapter sponsored the happy Queen in the pageant. The new Queen is the daughter of Tonya Wass of Austin and Jeff Embrey of Kentucky.

Fair Princess Ashley was sponsored by the Scottsburg Lions Club. She is the daughter of Tamara Duvall-McClain and Marty Duvall, both of Scottsburg. Miss Congeniality Holli Reynolds was sponsored by the Scott County Democrat Club. Holli is the daughter of Kelly Stagnolia of Austin and Henry Reynolds.

Most of Queen Kaitlin’s family quickly gathered on stage, too, briefly halting their lightning round of photo-taking to pose for a group photo around the new Queen.

During the competition, Queen Keeli delivered a lovely thank you speech to supporters who helped her through her year as Queen prior to a string of announcements made by emcee Bannister as to whom would win what gifts provided by supporting merchants.

As they lined up on stage to await announcement of winners by the four-judge panel, the girls offered the enthusiastic audience a rainbow of colors as they posed in their formal wear.

Colors featured in their formals ranged from dramatic black for Abigail Walsh and Autumn Nasby to sequined lilac for Adrian Stout and shimmering turquoise for Alexis Lucas and Abby Yount. Emily Howser’s gown was a deep, deep royal blue, perfect for her coloring. Karli Hall’s formal was a form-fitting, eye-catching red.

The new traveling crown and Queen’s robe are a generous donation by Angela Mayer, organizer of the Miss Madison Regatta pageant.

Queen Kaitlin received a lovely array of prizes aside from her trophy, flowers and crown. The Queen’s permanent crown and matching pin were given by Victorian Hope Chest Boutique which also gave her a discount on the purchase of her gown for the state contest. Her personal trophy was given by Hardy’s Cafe. She also received a 16x20 color portrait from Graceful Images Photography, a $75 gift certificate from The Scott County State Bank, a three-month membership to Anytime Fitness, a $75 gift certificate from Cathcart’s Jewelry and Coins, a gift card from Jendy’s Pizza and a $50 gift card from Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant.

The Princess received her trophy courtesy of Hardy’s Cafe, a color portrait from Graceful Images, a $50 gift certificate from The Scott County State Bank, a $50 gift certificate from Cathcart’s Jewelry and Coins, and a $30 gift card from Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant. Hardy’s Cafe also sponsored the Miss Congeniality trophy, and Graceful Images will also provide Miss Holli with a portrait. She also had given to her a $25 gift certificate from Cathcart’s Jewelry and Coins, a $25 gift certificate from Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant and a $25 gift certificate provided by The Scott County State Bank. Special thanks were expressed to members of the Scott County Fair Board, Scottsburg First Christian Church, Green Banner Publications, choreographer Nicole Walker, Scott County Family Moose Lodge 2324, photographer Dennis Preble and wife Wilda and Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant.

Sponsors of the 2015 pageant include the Pilot Club, Graceful Images Photography,  and Flooring, Stewart & Hoagland Funeral Home, Burris Electric and Plumbing Supply Inc., Scotts Ace Hardware, C&T Cycles, Scott County Tires, ISU Insurance and Investment Group, Jeffrey L. Cox P.C., Aflac special projects coordinator Patricia Bridge. The Scott County State Bank, Hancock’s Drugstore, Fewell Monuments, broker/associate Lesa Jones of REMAX Real Estate, Courtney’s Hair Studio, MM Office Products Inc.

Legal Shield, Victorian Hope Chest Boutique, Scott County Heritage Center and Museum, Baringer Floral Shop and Greenhouses. Roadhouse USA, A Place to Be, J&C Printing, Hello Beautiful Salon, sales and leasing consultant Erick Mays of John Jones GM City, Collins Funeral Home, Scottsburg Family Dentistry, Medical Arts Pharmacy, LeRoy’s Food Mart and Deli, LaFountain’s Auto Body. Agent Terri Meagher of State Farm Insurance, WebsByDoc, Martin’s Auto Supply Inc., Rathert’s Forestry Service, Buchanan Funeral Home, Scottsburg Building and Loan Association, Scott County Mortgage L.L.C., The Bistro at Jeeves. Santa Fe Mexican Restaurant, Dj Cleaners, Arbuckle Electric Security Systems, Mid-American Science Park, AdvantEdge Screen Printing & Designs.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 07:38