Congratulations to the 2017 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Gracie Richardson was named Queen, Camille Brown was named Junior Miss, and Amelia Pennell was named Princess Tuesday night at the Morgan County Fair Pageant.
2017 Queen Gracie Blu Richardson is the daughter of Dean and Taunia Richardson of Jacksonville; 2017 Junior Miss Camille Lauren Brown is the daughter of Dennis and Crista Brown of Jacksonville; and 2017 Princess Amelia Renee Pennell is the daughter of Holly Pennell of Jacksonville. The 2017 pageant was held July 11 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Catherine Rose Ott placed as Top 50/50 Sales Winner. Thanks to all who bought tickets, for the funds go to the pageant winners to defer costs of state competition and other instances where they represent the fair.
Morgan County Fair 2017 Pageant winners, Queen contest
Gracie Blu Richardson won Queen & Best interview
Alison Marie Coats won 1st runner-up
Cydney Elise Musch won 2nd runner-up & Miss congeniality
Cassie Davida Huey won Best speech
Hannah Ruth Jackson won People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2017 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest
Camille Lauren Brown won Junior Miss & Best Stage Presence
Leah Joy Hoffman won 1st Runner-up & Best Interview
Grace Elizabeth Newman won 2nd Runner-up
Meredith Grace Gallo won Communication Skills
Kendall Paige Jumper won the vote for People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2017 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest
Amelia Renee Pennell won Princess & the vote for People’s Choice
Carley Mae Peterson won 1st Runner-up
Gracee Mae Geer won 2nd Runner-up & Best Stage Presence
Congratulations to the 2016 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Taylor Zoerner was named Queen, Olivia Haverfield was named Princess and (new to the contest this year) Kaylee Ford was named Junior Miss.
2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner is the daughter of Tom and Melissa Zoerner of Jacksonville. 2016 Junior Miss Kaylee Ford is the daughter of Jason and Aleece Ford of Franklin. 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield is the daughter of Michelle Kays and Brad Haverfield of South Jacksonville. The pageant was held Tuesday July 5 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Queen contest
Taylor Zoerner won Queen
Breann Burt won 1st Runner Up
Paige Hamilton won 2nd Runner Up and Best Speech
Marrion Ore won Best interview and Miss Congeniality
Blaire Long won the vote for People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest
Kaylee Ford won Junior Miss
Abigayle Lewis won 1st Runner Up and the vote for People’s Choice
Camille Brown won 2nd Runner Up
Marlee Schumaker won Best Interview
Rylie Bettis won Best Stage Presence
Brooklyn Clayton won Communication Skills
Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest
Mark and Susan wanted their daughter to have a beautiful, outdoor wedding at their home in Bradfordton/rural Springfield, Illinois. Amy and Brad live in Las Vegas, so help in planning and organizing a wedding back home was much appreciated.
The wedding ceremony was held right next to the home, beneath a large oak tree which provided much-needed shade on a warm June day. After the ceremony the bride and groom did outdoor portraits in the wooded yard. The wedding reception was in a tent beyond the pool. And DJ and dancing were in another, smaller tent next to the home.
Lizzie & Brandon chose to have their wedding in Las Vegas, but brought the party home to all their friends who couldn’t make the trip with a reception at The Elks Lodge in Jacksonville.
Focus of the night was a live performance by the St. Louis-area band the Well Hungarians (also on Facebook), with plenty of dancing. Their cake had a Las Vegas sign, to recognize their wedding ceremony earlier in the year. The night also featured speeches and toasts by family, best man and maid of honor.
Band members had their set put together even before the afternoon wedding, and provided audio for the wedding service. Later when guests entered the room for the reception, the stage was dominated by a large, black screen with points of LED lights. After dinner events started with first dances, then quickly moved into the night’s performance by Fun DMC.
The bride and groom were surprised with a balloon drop during a performance of Nena’s 99 Luftballons. Amy and Ryan were really happy with the band, and pass on their recommendations. See a video of one of Fun DMC’s mashups.
For this wedding in Springfield, there was no way Ryan the groom was going to go through the most important day of his life without having his favorite food from his favorite restaurant — Happy Sushi in Springfield.
So while he and his groomswomen waited for Amy the bride to get ready, the crew made a stop at the restaurant, 846 S Grand Ave E, Springfield, IL 62703.