Fair queens, princesses crowned at annual Saline County BBQ (Update 5:55 p.m. June 3)
Two new county fair queens and four fair princesses were selected Saturday, June 2, at the Saline County BBQ.
Presiding over the county fair in July will be Senior Queen Kaylee McEachern and Junior Queen Morgan Sloan. McEachern will also represent Saline County in the queen contest at the Missouri State Fair in August.
McEachern was chosen from a field of 12 candidates, and Sloan competed against nine other girls for the honor.
In the fair princess contest, Aubrey Wise was named Pixie Princess, Kylie Dillon was named Sugar Plum Princess, Erika Lilleman was named Fairy Princess and Alexis Neff was named Royal Princess.
Event co-chairwoman Jill Harriman Lilleman said the big event went well, and although she had not yet gotten a ticket count, she thought the turnout was good.
The only incident to mar the event was an accident involving the trackless kiddie train.
Driver Charlie Eidson said the hitch pin broke, and when the trailer tongue hit the ground, the first car tipped, causing the other cars to follow. He said the train was moving very slowly at the time of the accident.
According to a preliminary report from Marshall police, five children were aboard at the time of the accident. Three children were taken by their parents to Fitzgibbon Hospital for treatment and two were treated at the square by Marshall firefighters and a Saline County Ambulance crew.
More information to follow.