The Putnam County Fair Queen competition will be held on July 12 at the community building at the Putnam County 4-H Fairgrounds. The competition will begin at 7 p.m., and doors will open at 6:15 p.m. Admission is $3. Pictured are reigning queen Tara Thornburg (front) and candidates (second row) Megan Robertson, Amber Beams, Kathryn Trigg, Kayla Bumgardner, Erica Pickens, Caitlin Croan, (third row) Jessica Robinson, Kaylee Hutcheson, Shayna Wahl, Ashley Doyle, Bailey Birt, Heather Nipper, (fourth row) Cheryl Mitchel, Crystal Vanarsdale, Megan Criss, Carmen Cross and Whitney Warren. Individual photos and biographies of all contestants will appear in the Banner Graphic Wednesday and Thursday.