MIAMI COUNTY — The 2016 Miami County Fair Queen Megan Troy, 16, of Troy, is like a typical teenager and loves to shop.
She also loves a great deal.
Troy shared her 2016 Miami County Fair project called “Shopping Savvy,” which chronicles how she scores great deals on clothes from thrift stores and garage sales around the area.
“Mostly, it’s buying about buying clothes, basically from garage sales and thrift stores,” she shared on Saturday. “I got a dress yesterday that I wore to the fair for a dollar at a thrift store. I love it.”
Her project also taught teens how to take care of thrift store finds.
Does a cute white shirt with unsightly yellow stains left behind from aluminum-based deodorant have to be tossed aside? Troy has a recipe to fix that blunder.
“When you wear a white T-shirt, a lot of time you can get those yellow pit stains and you are like ‘Oh, no, it’s ruined,’ but actually. it’s because you are wearing an aluminum-based deodorant which rubs off,” Troy said. “To get rid of it, I shared a quick recipe.”
The recipe includes vinegar, baking soda, salt and hydrogen peroxide to break down the stains, leaving whites whiter.
“It did work and it worked really well,” Troy said.
Troy shared many highlights of her fair experience, including enjoying all the sweet treats offered around the fairgrounds.
“There’s this vendor called Becky’s Fudge and it is the best fudge I have ever had in my entire life,” Troy said. “I went there yesterday and it was so good.”
While the fudge has been a highlight for Troy, she said she has enjoyed meeting the many volunteers and participants as the 2016 Miami County Fair Queen.
“I get to greet everyone and walk around meeting people,” she said. “I like it a lot and I’m really excited to go to other fairs and meet people there.”
Troy is a member of the Concord Odds and Ends 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Nicole and Andrew Troy. She will be a senior at Troy High School.
Reach Melanie Yingst at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews