Miss Mercer County named Miss Congeniality

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record
Samantha Jones, left, Miss Mercer County Fair Queen, with Abby Foster of Vermilion County, the 2016 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen.

Samantha Jones, the 2015 Miss Mercer County Fair Queen, was awarded the Ruby Crum Miss Congeniality at the 2016 Miss Illinois County Fair Pageant.

Jones competed Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jan. 15-17) in Springfield. The event was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Jones, is a 2012 graduate of Sherrard High School and is now attending Western Illinois University. She is the daughter of Anna and Tim Jones.

Abby Foster of Vermilion County was named the 2016 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. Sadie Gassman of Richland County was the 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Queen.