Karlie Nattier takes the walk down the runway after being named 2015 Miss Marion County Fair Queen.
2015 Marion County Fair Queen Karlie Nattier is crowned at the conclusion of Monday's Queen Pageant by outgoing Queen Morgan Belcher while Illinois State Fair Queen Sadie Glassman of Richland County works on connecting the sash.
And the winners are...(left to right) First Runner Up Charli Decker, Miss Illinois County Fair Sadie Glassman of Richland County, 2015 Marion County Fair Queen Karlie Nattier, outgoing 2014 Queen Morgan Belcher, and 2nd Runner Up Ashley Bachman.
A large cheer went up from the crowd as Karlie Nattier of Patoka was announced the 2015 Miss Marion County Fair Queen at the close of the Queen Pageant Monday night. Nattier was crowned by her best friend and current Queen Morgan Belcher of Patoka.
"Super excited. I knew it was my last year to do this, so when my name was called I was just very, very excited."
Nattier is looking forward to presiding over the Marion County Fair this week and going to the state competition in Springfield in January. And her favorite part of the competition....."
"I am a communication major at Murray State so I love the speech. It was something I really looked forward to and I could relax when that came around." Nattier was also named Most Photogenic.
First runner up Charli Decker of Salem. Ashley Bachman of Salem was selected as second runner up and for Best Stage Presence. Other special awards went to Cassandra DeBoard of Centralia as Miss Congeniality, Julie Boeker of Salem Best in Interview, Kayle Kloppedal of Salem Best in Beauty and Physique and Jenna Rose Best in Speech About the Community.
The 16 candidates for Marion County Fair Queen on stage at Monday's Queen Pageant. From left to right: Tracie Beard, Kanady Grzegorek, Delilah Manser, Karlie Nattier; Jenna Rose, Caitlyn DUnaway, Cassandra DeBoard, Kayle Kloppedal, Cheyenne Goodwin, Ashley Bachman, KatieJo Bryan, Julie Boeker, Elizabeth Hettich, Hannah Garner, Haleigh Day and Charli Decker.
The 2015 Little Miss Candidates line up on stage.