Rosanne Plante, of Hinton, Iowa, was be crowned Mrs. Iowa International this Sunday and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2016 during the final competition in Jacksonville, Fla., July 22-23.

Rosanne Plante, of Hinton, Iowa, was be crowned Mrs. Iowa International this Sunday and will go on to compete for the title of Mrs. International 2016 during the final competition in Jacksonville, Fla., July 22-23.

She is the daughter of George Lienhard of Louisiana, Mo. She is also the Goddaughter of Tom and Paulette Powelson.

Plante is an attorney and Lead Instructor/Advisor of the paralegal studies program at Western Iowa Tech Community College and enjoys gardening, antiquing and crafting in her spare time. She also devotes her time and talents to numerous professional and charitable organizations.

During her reign as Mrs. Iowa International, Plante will promote the healthy and family advantages of home and school gardens. She has created the “Green Ambassador” program and will be working with the Sioux City Gospel Mission. Her goal is to encourage 100 individuals/families to plant a row/portion of “hope” in their gardens and provide fresh produce to the Gospel Mission’s soup kitchen and pantry.