2014 WESTMORELAND FAIR QUEEN ABBY GILLIS
Congratulations to the 2014 Westmoreland Fair Queen is Abby Gillis. Abby is the 17 year old daughter of Randy and Wendy Gillis of Greensburg, PA. She will be attending Greensburg Salem High School as a senior this fall where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, Bio Adventure Club and the Swim Team.
Abby Gillis is the 17-year-old daughter of Randy and Wendy Gillis of Greensburg, PA. She is a senior at Greensburg Salem High School where she is a member of National Honors Society, Student Council, and the Swim Team. Abby has been involved with 4-H and the Westmoreland Fair for 10 years showing swine, sheep, goats, and chickens, as well as entering hays, grains, and produce. She has been a member of many 4-H clubs such as Sugarloaf, Sunshine, Travel-All, Westmoreland Squares, and Junior Livestock Committee. She has held many leadership positions within her 4-H clubs and is currently the President of Sunshine 4-H club.
4-H has provided Abby with many opportunities such as experiencing agriculture in the states of Indiana and Minnesota. In 2013, Abby traveled to Atlanta, Georgia for National 4-H Congress as Westmoreland County’s Outstanding 4-H Member. During that same year, she also was the recipient of the Carl A. Logan 4-H Memorial Scholarship. In 2012 she was named the Outstanding Sunshine 4-H member. In 2011 she was the Derry Township Agricultural Fair Attendant. Abby has completed the 4-H ladder of achievement up through the Gold level and is currently working on her Diamond Award. She received Girl Scout Bronze and Silver Awards. Abby enjoys helping the 4-H youth with their projects when she exhibits at the Derry Township Agricultural Fair, the Westmoreland Fair, and the Pennsylvania State Farm Show.
Abby resides with her parents and 2 siblings on a farm in Salem Township. Gillis Family Farm is a direct to the consumer livestock farm that raises beef, hogs, chickens, and turkeys. The farm also grows hays, grains, as well as other produce that is sold locally. Abby looks forward to her experiences as the 2014 Westmoreland Fair Queen.