The Washington Town & Country Fair queen contestants were recognized during Wednesday evening’s ceremony for their advanced ticket sales. The group of 20 young ladies sold $150,330 worth of the Fair’s nearly $400,000 presale tickets.

For the last two years, the 2018 queen candidates were the ambassadors for the Fair’s online presale tickets, and each was assigned a unique promotional code for purchasers to use when buying tickets online. Those codes also provided buyers a $5 discount per Fair pass.

This year’s top ticket seller was Second Runner-Up Bonnie Eckelkamp, daughter of Buzz and Tina Eckelkamp, Washington, who sold $33,780 worth of tickets.

She was sponsored in the contest by Bank of Washington.

The second highest ticket seller was Natalie Schneider, daughter of Bob and Jennifer Schneider, Washington. She sold $15,825 worth of advanced tickets and was sponsored in the contest by Mercy.

Both young ladies were awarded a $500 cash prize for their efforts.