2013 York Fair Queen Nicole D. McCord, left, poses with first runner-up Lindsey Zeigler.
2013 York Fair Queen Nicole D. McCord, left, poses with first runner-up Lindsey Zeigler. (Submitted photo)

The York Fair may date to 1765, but it recorded a first on Saturday when it crowned 20-year-old Nicole D. McCord, of Delta, as the first-ever York Fair queen.

The pageant was open to women ages 16 to 20 who must either be a York County resident, go to school in the county or be a member of a 4-H or Future Farmers of America group located in the county.

According to York Fair and York Expo Center General Manager Michael Froehlich, the winner will be an ambassador for the fair and will also go on to compete in the state fair queen contest held in January in Hershey.

McCord received a crown, sash, and a $500 scholarship, according to pageant organizer Andrea Foore. First runnerup Lindsey Zeigler, of Biglerville, receives a $250 scholarship.