A young woman from Jones County was named to the Iowa State Fair’s Royal Court on Saturday night.
19-year old Lauren Ries was named first runner-up in the State Fair’s Queen Contest. She currently serves as the Great Jones County Fair Queen – just crowned last month.
As the runner-up, Ries earned a $1,500 scholarship and $300 gift card to Jordan Creek Mall.
The young woman crowned the new Iowa State Fair Queen is from Mahaska County. 18-year old Hannah Koellner was chosen from 102 contestants, all of who had been crowned queens of their respective county fairs prior to the State Fair.
photos courtesy of Iowa State Fair