Macy Poling was crowned the 2022 Delphos Canal Days Queen Saturday. (Photo submitted)
Macy Poling was crowned the 2022 Delphos Canal Days Queen Saturday. (Photo submitted)

DELPHOS — Macy Poling, daughter of Stacy and Craig Poling, is the 2022 Canal Days Queen. She was the top seller of 50/50 tickets to earn her crown. The Canal Days pageant was not held this year. In its place, contestants sold the tickets with the top seller the queen.

Poling had a game plan going in to boost her ticket sales.

“I just put myself out there and what I’m involved in and what I do so everyone knew what I was a part of. I also like to help in the community and at school and I wanted them to know what kind of person I am and who they were buying from,” she said.

The Jefferson senior enjoyed being crowned the queen.

“It means a lot to me. I grew up going to the pageant every year and I always wanted to do that when I grew up. I’m glad I found where to sign up this year and was able to participate,” she said.

The different format wasn’t quite what Poling was hoping for when she entered the contest.

“It was hard to not have the full pageant experience this year like in years past but I’m excited for it to come back next year and I’m excited to crown the 2023 queen,” the Jefferson senior said.

Poling’s favorite part of Canal Days is riding the rides and seeing people and family she hasn’t seen in a while.

She plans to attend the University of Findlay to become an intervention specialist.

She is involved in National Honor Society as an officer, Student Council, is a class officer and volunteers in the office, captain of the volleyball team and works at TJ Maxx.

Other contestants included Melanie Gerdeman, daughter of Dan and Mandy Gerdeman, a senior at Delphos St. John’s;

Alivia Hines, daughter of Keri Edelbrock, a junior or Delphos St. John’s; and Emily Rode, daughter of Crysti Rode and Joe Rode, a junior at Delphos Jefferson.