Sen. Goeff Hansen, welcomed 2016 Asparagus Queen Mary Harris, Asparagus Queen First Runner-Up Mandy Achterhof and National Asparagus Queen Coordinator Christine Rickard to the Capitol on Wednesday.
Harris promoted the asparagus industry of Oceana County and provided each senator with a gift of locally grown asparagus. Rockwell Farms of Hart donated the 50 pounds of asparagus for the occasion. The National Asparagus Festival hosts an annual pageant in Hart, where the only asparagus queen in the nation is crowned. The visit was one of Harris’ final appearances of her reign as queen.