2021 fair queen crowned at ceremony on Saturday

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

2021 Linn County Fair Queen Addison Stokes-Todd, from left, candidates Bailey Umphenour and Haven Conner and 2020 fair queen Josie Teagarden participated in the crowning ceremony in the arena on Saturday. (Linn County Fair & Rodeo photo)

MOUND CITY – Addison Stokes-Todd of Blue Mound was crowned Linn County Fair & Rodeo queen on Saturday evening at a ceremony in the arena immediately before the demolition derby. Addison was top advance ticket seller to win that title.

She will be performing her duties as queen throughout the rest of this week that include handing out ribbons to show winners.

Haven Conner from Blue Mound and Bailey Umphenour from Pleasanton were the other candidates. The ceremony included 2020 queen Josie Teagarden passing her crown to Addison.

Addison sold $14,345 in advanced tickets. Haven was a mere $2 off that with $14,343, and Bailey was not far behind with $13,122 in sales. Their combined total was $41,810.

There is still a main evening event this week: The rodeo runs two evenings, Aug. 13 and 14, and tickets are $15 at the gate. Tickets for children 6 to 12 years old at all events are $5.

A two-year member of the National Honor Society, Addison is the 17-year-old daughter of Betsy Stokes and Ronnie Todd. She is a senior at Jayhawk-Linn High School and plans to go to a community college next year to take prerequisite classes before moving on to a four-year school.

Her education goals focused on the health care field. She is exploring becoming an anesthesiologist or a nurse practitioner.

One of Bailey’s hobbies is showing horses, and it’s something in which the 17-year-old is quite accomplished. The daughter of Clint and April Umphenour and Lija David, Bailey will be a senior this year at Pleasanton High School.

After graduation, she plans to study ranch management at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College with a goal of returning to the family ranch and continuing to expand the operation.

Haven is a student council member, a varsity cheerleader and a member of the volleyball team. The 17-year-old daughter of Tammi Conner, she will be a senior at Jayhawk-Linn High School this year and is exploring a career in neonatal nursing after she graduates.

She is a member of the Barn Harvesters 4-H Club and has served as president and secretary of the club. An 11-year veteran of 4-H, her favorite projects are photography and showing goats.

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