In the finale of the 2017 Hempstead County Fair, the 2017 Miss Hempstead County Pageant saw Anna Foster join a long line of Spring Hill girls to capture the coveted title over the holiday weekend.

In the finale of the 2017 Hempstead County Fair, the 2017 Miss Hempstead County Pageant saw Anna Foster join a long line of Spring Hill girls to capture the coveted title over the holiday weekend.
Foster, already having reigned the past year as Junior Miss, was well prepared, well dressed, and was ready to slip into the new title like a glass slipper.
While Foster proved to the runaway choice, the other titles proved to be more competitive with a variety of contestants winning crowns and awards.
Foster’s old crown, Junior Miss Hempstead saw three contestants with Jaidyn Simington, Gracie Raelynn Gilbert, and Jaci Linn Johnson vying for the title with Simington emerging as the winner.
Simington also won the Evening Gown, Sportswear, and Interview portions of the competition. First runner-up was Jaci Linn Johnson, while Gracie Raelynn Gilbert was named Most Photogenic.
Saturday’s other winners included:
Sophia Simmons as Baby Miss Hempstead County 2017; Simmons also won most beautiful, most photogenic, best dress, and best personailty
Natalie Brooke Otis as Toddler Miss Hempstead County 2017; Otis also won most beautiful, most photogenic, best dress, and best personailty
Sawyer Burns as Tiny Miss Hempstead County 2017; Burns also won most beautiful, most photogenic, best dress, and best personality  
Kenzi Burns emerged as Little Miss Hempstead County from a field of contestants that included: Brookelyn Bradley and Olivia Simmons.
Burns also won for Best Dress and Most Beautiful, while Olivia Simmons won for Best Personality and Most Photogenic.
Carley Grace West was named Petite Miss Hempstead County Contestants with Payton Hardee as First Runner-up.
West also won for Best Dress, Most Beautiful and Most Photogenic, while Hardee won for Best Personality.
Emma Foster was named as Young Miss Hempstead, emerging from a field that included Adison Miley and Tommie Sue Grigson.
Foster also won for Best Dress and Most Beautiful, while Miley won for Best Personailty and Most Photogenic.
In a special talent contest, Carley Grace West won for a song rendition, while Jaidyn Simington performed a cheerleader’s tumble and dance routine.