Four vie for Hancock County Fair Queen title

Abigail Pannoff                                      Liliana Hill

Marissa Eekhoff                                   Rebekah Larson

BRITT – It's nearly time for the fair! Four young ladies are candidates for the title of Hancock County Fair Queen and the opportunity to represent the county at the 2019 Iowa State Fair in August.

The fair queen pageant will take place on Wednesday, July 24, 5:30 p.m. in the show ring at the fairgrounds at Britt.

Candidates are Abigail Pannhoff, Liliana Hill, Marissa Eekhoff and Rebekah Larson.

Abigail Pannhoff

Abigail Pannhoff, 17, Garner, will be a senior at Garner-Hayfield-Ventura Community School. She is involved in the Broken Arrow Archery Club, a member of FFA, the Cardinal Advisory Board And YIELD. She was manager for the GHV volleyball team.

 Liliana Hill

Liliana Hill, 17, of Britt, will be a senior at West Hancock High School where she is a member the National Honor Society, Eagle Buddies, and FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) and FFA.  She is a member of the Britt Broncos 4-H Club and serves on the 4-H County Council. With those groups, she has participated in numerous club and community service activities.

Marissa Eekhoff

Marissa Eekhoff, 17, Britt, is a student at West Hancock High School. She is involved in the Buddy Program, which pairs high school students with elementary students who could benefit from some quality time and a good role model. As a freshman, Marissa participated in the Silver Cord program that requires students to be of service in their communities.

Rebekah Larson

Rebekah Larson, 20, rural Britt, is a 2017 graduate of Garner-Hayfield-Ventura where she was active in FFA. She attended NIACC and plans to transfer to South Dakota State University to study agriculture education.

At NIACC, Rebekah was a member of the Ag Club, Campus Ministries Association, and Student Ambassador Club.

 The Hancock County Fair Queen contest will be preceded by the selection of the Hancock County Fair Princess at 5 p.m.

Read the complete story in the July 17 Leader.