Bowling makes top 10 in State Fair Queen contest

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Miss Putnam County 2018 Raegan Bowling (standing, right of throne) was one of 10 finalists for 2019 Miss Indiana State Fair before Miss Benton County Halle Shoults (seated) was ultimately crowned. The top 10 included (from left) Miss Congeniality Emily Scott, Miss Gibson County; Third Runner-Up Adrienne Rudolph, Miss Warrick County; Emily Kilmer, Miss Jasper County; First Runner-Up Maci French, Miss Boone County; Janelle Mitzner, Miss LaPorte County; Sylvia Harris, Miss Tipton County; Miss Indiana State Fair Halle Shoults, Miss Benton County; Raegan Bowling, Miss Putnam County; Second Runner-Up Emily Yoder, Miss Elkhart County; Lauren Ziliak, Miss Vanderburgh County; and Fourth Runner-Up Jesse Mays, Miss Scott County.
Courtesy photo Indiana State Fair

INDIANAPOLIS Miss Putnam County Fair 2018 was chosen among the top 10 in the state on Sunday as 84 contestants vied for the title of 2019 Miss Indiana State Fair.

In making the cut down to 10 finalists, Miss Putnam County Raegan Bowling was in the last group of contestants before Miss Benton County Halle Shoults was crowned the 61st Indiana State Fair Queen.

Bowling, now a pre-med student at Butler University, is a 2016 graduate of North Putnam and 10-year 4-H member.

The daughter of Jim Bowling and Michele Long, Raegan showed swine for 10 years, beef cattle for six as well as two years each of cakes and photography.

The last previous Putnam County representative to make the finals was Brittany Birt in 2015.

The top 10 included:

Queen: Halle Shoults, Miss Benton County

1st Runner-Up: Maci French, Miss Boone County

2nd Runner-Up: Emily Yoder, Miss Elkhart County

3rd Runner-Up: Adrienne Rudolph, Miss Warrick County

4th Runner-Up: Jesse Mays, Miss Scott County


Raegan Bowling, Miss Putnam County

Janelle Mitzner, Miss LaPorte County

Lauren Ziliak, Miss Vanderburgh County

Sylvia Harris, Miss Tipton County

Emily Kilmer, Miss Jasper County

Miss Congeniality: Emily Scott, Miss Gibson County

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  • Many congratulations Raegan. Quite an honor.

    -- Posted by Nit on Wed, Jan 9, 2019, at 7:06 AM
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