Miss Fountain County 2019

Cami McGrady, seated at left, was named Miss Fountain County 2019 on Saturday at the Fountain County 4-H Fairgrounds. Also pictured, from left, is Lainey Freeland, second runner-up; Katelyn Duncan, Miss Fountain County 2018; and Brooke Crane, Miss Congeniality and first runner-up.

VEEDERSBURG — Cami McGrady is ending her 10th and final year as a 4-H member with the title of Miss Fountain County. 

“At first I didn’t know (it was me),” McGrady said after winning the queen contest Saturday against five other contestants. “I was like, ‘Contestant No.4? Who’s No. 4? Oh wait, I’m No. 4.’ And I didn’t know how to react or what to do in this situation. I’m just so excited to represent my county, and I’ve had such a great time that no matter what I walked away with, I’d still be happy.”

McGrady, the daughter of Gary and Tina McGrady of Hillsboro, is a recent graduate of Crawfordsville High School. She plans to attend Butler University this fall and will participate on the varsity swim team.

“It’s a whole different kind of experience,” McGrady said. “I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m not used to this many people watching me where I can see them, unlike in the swimming pool.”

Now McGrady will reign over this week’s Fountain County 4-H Fair. 

“I’m looking forward to spending time with my court,” McGrady said. “One of my best friends is first runner-up. I work with her and we’re very close, so I’m very excited that I get to extend my relationship with her but also create a new friend in Lainey (Freeland). And I’m so excited to become an ambassador for my county and to represent it in Indy at the state pageant in January.”

Brooke Crane was first runner-up and Miss Congeniality 2019. She is the daughter of Tom and Erica Crane of Kingman and a recent graduate of Fountain Central High School. She plans to attend Purdue University this fall. Crane also is a 10-year 4-H member.

Second runner-up was Lainey Freeland. She is the daughter of Greg and Sherry Freeland of Attica. She also was voted Miss Photogenic. Freeland is a graduate of Attica High School and she plans to attend Indiana University Purdue University this fall.

The Fountain County 4-H Fair runs through Thursday.

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