Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Soybean Queen Suzette (Russell) Drinkard won the title over four other candidates during frivolities at the Steak Out Restaurant before taking a short ride in Nat Vale's hot air balloon, November 14 1974.

Following photos by Bill Lilley

Bob Hanson (left) in soybean field
Soybean harvest; Bob Hanson owner of the Steak Out (far left)

 Losing candidate Barbara Hunt poses as if a biplane flight might occur.

Don Beaver gives a pre-flight "check-up" to candidate Barb Hunt on the bar at the Steak Out.

Art Eggers and Don Beaver with stethoscope.

Barbara (Mrs. Ben Hunt, Jr.), not Miss Soybean Queen, but nice try.