The Marion County Fair Queen Pageant is next week. Seven girls are vying for the crown this year. They are Maddie Harken, Suzie Baldwin, and Katelyn Sanders, who attend Pleasantville High School, Taylor Van Woerkom, who attends Pella Christian High School, and Amy Turner, Katie Utterback, and Melana Garcia, who attend Knoxville High School. KNIA/KRLS’s Spencer Dirks will be the Master of Ceremonies for the pageant. It takes place next Saturday, July 9, at 7pm at the First United Methodist Church in Knoxville. Last year’s Fair Queen, Lacy Stevenson, went on to win the Iowa State Fair Queen competition.