Vermilion County’s Foster named Miss Illinois Fair Queen – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

SPRINGFIELD — Vermilion County Fair Queen Abby Foster was named Miss Illinois Fair Queen on Sunday night.

She becomes the area’s first winner since 2001.

Foster, a 2015 graduate of Oakwood High School who is attending Ball State, was in a field of 69 for the honor.

“Abby is very poised,” Oakwood High cheerleading coach Kacie Jones said. “She has her goals set and knows what she wants.”

Foster was one of nine area women in the competition, joining Jordyn Basler (Iroquois County Fair), Sierra Dicken (Georgetown Fair), Haley Duden (Champaign County Fair), Mikala Grandfield (Piatt County Fair), Amy Loschen (Ford County Fair), Karson Pacunas (Fisher Fair), Shaila Quinn (Farmer City/DeWitt County Fair) and Gabrielle Uphoff (Moultrie-Douglas County Fair).