Hansen hosts Asparagus Queen

LANSING—Sen. Goeff Hansen, R-Hart, welcomed 2013 Asparagus Queen Amanda Dodge and National Asparagus Festival Secretary Christine Rickard to the Capitol on Wednesday.

Dodge promoted the asparagus industry of Oceana County and provided each senator with a gift of locally grown and prepared pickled asparagus, asparagus salsa or asparagus guacamole.

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 Dodge’s final appearances of her reign as queen.

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