Madeling Ligenza, the Carbon Coutny Fair Association's Mistress of Ceremonies , explained what an honor it was to be crowned fair queen.
"Pennsylvania is the Keystone state. As one of the original 13 colonies, Pennsylvania was in the center, a keystone."
"Leon 'Bup' Mertz was our Keystone here at the Carbon County Fair. He gave of himself freely. Our fair women are also our Keystone. These young ladies are our ambassadors of our fair," she said.
Krisandra Livingston, the 2010 Queen, said she had a really great time as queen.