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The Unionville Community Fair Queen competes virtually at the Pa. State Fair Convention

02/08/2021 04:38PM ● By Steven Hoffman

Lauren Chamberlain, a Unionville High School senior, competed virtually at the 109th Annual PSACF Convention. Normally the event is held at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pa., but it had to be held virtually this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Present at the virtual coronation banquet were Lauren’s parents, Chris and Danielle Chamberlain, as well as her grandparents and aunt. Also present were Unionville Community Fair president Cindy Wallace and her daughter Katrina; Fair Queen Coordinator Debbie Pritchard and her husband David; Board member and past president Bonnie Musser; president-elect Ed Schultz and his wife Debbie;.and 2009 Unionville Community Fair Queen Lindsey Townsend.

The event was live-streamed on Facebook in the Kennett Square Golf and Country Club ballroom.   

Debbie Pritchard has supported Lauren every step of the journey. During the virtual pageant Debbie said, “Our community should be extremely proud of this amazing young lady.” 

Bonnie Musser agreed and added, “I have watched Lauren grow up in the Fair and become more involved by volunteering. She has grown into a lovely young woman.”

Lauren is a junior fair board member and has won the Youth Award nine times and the Robert Struble Award twice during her many years of involvement with the fair. She has also competed in the National American Miss pageant, winning 4th in Photogenic and 4th in  Actress in 2019.    Lauren works at The Fairville Inn and Kendal-Crosslands in food service and as a supervisor and an innkeeper. 

The Pennsylvania Fair Queen Program’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for young women in Pennsylvania through scholarships and to provide a representative who can promote greater public understanding, awareness and interest in Pennsylvania’s top industries of agriculture and tourism

The Unionville Community Fair has been well represented in the Pennsylvania Fair Queen Program. In 2018, Varshika Mandalapu won the Miss Congenitally honor, and in 2011, Claire Werkiser obtained the highest honor when she was crowned State Fair Queen. 

Please visit the Unionville Community Fair website at for more information.