The 2011 Porter County Fair Queen pageant will take place
inside the NWI Times Park Place Pavilion tent at the Porter County
Fairgrounds on Friday, July 22, at approximately 7 p.m.
The twenty contestants will be judged based on an interview,
professional wear, evening gown, and an impromptu question.
Following is a list of all pageant contestants, name of their
sponsor, and town of residency:
Autumn Cole (McAfee Animal Hospital), Chesterton; Caitlin
Herzog (Valparaiso Kiwanis Club), Hobart; Elise Gustafson (Sand Creek
Country Club), Valparaiso; Elizabeth Burnell (BRQ Quickprint, Inc.),
Valparaiso; Emily Brennecke (Part Solutions), Valparaiso; Emily DeYoung
(Hebron Dairy Queen Grill and Chill), Hebron; Erica Wayne (Westchester
Animal Clinic), Hebron; Hannah Granzow (Sage-Popovich, Inc.), Valparaiso;
Jessica Johnson (Porter County Farm Bureau), Valparaiso; Jessica Shapley
(Wisdom Ranch), Hobart; Katherine Hines (Hines Plumbing, Inc.), Valparaiso;
Kristy Oats (Bloom Animal Clinic), Chesterton; Krystal Phelps (Bloom Angus
Farm), Valparaiso; Logan Rassel (Goetz Hosta Farm & Landscaping),
Valparaiso; Madelin Zahrn (Birky Family Farms Country Gourmet), Westville;
Mandy LaFever (Culverís of Portage), Hobart; Megan Kaczmarski (Polarek
Engines), Valparaiso; Rachel Lundstrum (Andersonís Vineyard and Winery),
Valparaiso; Sarah Smith (Above Board Construction), Portage; Sloan Jones
(Valparaiso Rotary Club), Valparaiso.
Four of the contestants are 2010 graduates of Chesterton High
School: Elise Gustafson, Kristy Oates, Madelin Zahrn and Sloan Jones.
The fair officially opens on July 21 at 4 p.m. and runs until
The Porter County Fairgrounds and Expo Center is located at
217 E. Division Rd. in Valparaiso south of the U.S. 30/Ind. 49 intersection.