The Madison County Fair Queen is staying busy over the winter. While you may not realize there are things for her to do representing the fair at times other than fair week, Kristen McDowell has participated in the Alton Halloween Parade, has been collecting donations for Toys for Tots, and is getting ready for the statewide competition next month.
And that's going to be held in Springfield on January 18, according to Madison County Fair Board President Amy Rogier.
As for the Toy Drive, a final push is being made before tomorrow's deadline to donate. You can do so at either the Hamel Co-Op or the Madison County Fairgrounds in Highland. For more information, call 654-6656.