Announcing the 2019 Morgan County Fair Queen, Junior Miss & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

Congratulations to the 2019 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Lori Jackson was named Queen, Kayla Brackett was named Junior Miss, and Aleah Walls was named Princess Tuesday night at the Morgan County Fair Pageant.

Lori Jackson was named Queen, Kayla Carolyn Brackett was named Junior Miss, and Aleah Walls was named Princess – 2019 Morgan County Fair Pageant.

2019 Queen Lori Annette Jackson is the daughter of Mark and Donna Jackson of Jacksonville; 2019 Junior Miss Kayla Carolyn Brackett is the daughter of Brandon and Elizabeth Brackett of Jacksonville; and 2019 Princess Aleah May Walls is the daughter of Hillary Stice and Mick Walls of Jacksonville. The 2019 pageant was held July 9 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Morgan County Fair 2019 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Lori Annette Jackson won Queen and the vote for People’s Choice
  • Sydney Elizabeth Hembrough won 1st runner-up, Miss Congeniality and Best Speech
  • Courtney June Privia won 2nd runner-up
Lori Jackson reacts to being named 2019 Morgan County Fair Queen.
Lori Jackson crowned 2019 Morgan County Fair Queen.
2019 Morgan County Fair Queen Contest featured (clockwise from left) Sydney Hembrough, Kayla Brackett, Lori Jackson, 2018 Queen Savanna Long, Courtney Privia, 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans, Aleah Walls, and 2018 Princess Chloe Buhlig.
2019 Queen Lori Jackson in evening gown.
2019 Queen Lori Jackson in evening gown.
2019 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in evening gowns. (From left) Courtney Privia, Lori Jackson, Madeline Fellhauer, Allyson Clay, Chloe Burrus, and Sydney Hembrough (with 2018 Queen Savanna Long).
2019 Queen Lori Jackson in bathing suit.
2019 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in bathing suits. (From left) Courtney Privia, Lori Jackson, Madeline Fellhauer, Allyson Clay, Chloe Burrus, and Sydney Hembrough.
2019 Queen Lori Jackson gives speech.
2019 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in business attire. (From left) Courtney Privia, Lori Jackson, Madeline Fellhauer, Allyson Clay, Chloe Burrus, and Sydney Hembrough (with 2018 Queen Savanna Long).

Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest

  • Kayla Carolyn Brackett won Junior Miss
  • Macey Isabella Long won 1st Runner-up
  • Adisyn Grace Tapscott won 2nd Runner-up
  • Bentley Rose Clayton won Best Communication
  • Katelyn Mae Adams won Best Interview
  • Elle Noel Van Noy won the vote for People’s Choice
2019 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Contest royalty (clockwise from left) Macey Long, Kayla Brackett, 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans, 2018 Queen Savanna Long, Adisyn Tapscott, and 2018 Princess Chloe Buhlig.
2019 Junior Miss Kayla Brackett gets crowned.
Kayla Brackett reacts to being named 2019 Junior Miss.
Kayla Brackett reacts to being named 2019 Junior Miss.
Kayla Brackett reacts to being named 2019 Junior Miss.
2019 Junior Miss contestants in evening gowns (from left) Adisyn Tapscott, Kennadi Johnson, Bentley Clayton, Elle Van not, Kayla Brackett, Katelyn Me Adams, Maekinsy Folker, Macey Long, Olivia Cook with 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans.
2019 Junior Miss Kayla Brackett in dress.
2019 Junior Miss Kayla Brackett in dress.
2018 Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Adisyn Tapscott, Kennadi Johnson, Bentley Clayton, Elle Van not, Kayla Brackett, Katelyn Me Adams, Maekinsy Folker, Macey Long, Olivia Cook with 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans.

Morgan County Fair 2019 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest

  • Aleah May Walls won Princess
  • Rylinn Nicole Bland won 1st Runner-up
  • Adalyn Kate Hudson won 2nd Runner-up
  • Grace Elizabeth Crews won 3rd Runner-up
  • Halle Mae Armstrong won the vote for People’s Choice
Morgan County Fair 2019 Little Miss winners (counter-clockwise from left) Grace Crews, Adalyn Hudson, 2018 Princess Chloe Buhlig, Aleah Walls, Rylinn Bland, 2018 Queen Savanna Long, and 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans.
Aleah Walls crowned 2019 Princess.
2019 Princess Aleah Walls looks at crowd.
2019 Princess Aleah Walls congratulated by father Mick Walls.
2019 Princess Aleah Walls in bathing suit.
2019 Morgan County Little Miss contestants in bathing suits (from left) Halle Armstrong, Parker Geer, Grace Crews, Rylan Blakeman, Miley Jo Klendworth, Adalyn Hudson, Gabriella Thomas, Aleah Walls, Rylinn Bland, Brylee Lowe, Jaklyn Filio-Woods, Makenna Hill, Cora Keefe, Avery Dyson, and Kaylyn Stevens with 2018 Princess Chloe Buhlig.
2019 Princess Aleah Walls interviewed by emcee Joe Crain.
Kisses for the crowd from 2019 Princess Aleah Walls.
2019 Morgan County Little Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Halle Armstrong, Parker Geer, Grace Crews, Rylan Blakeman, Miley Jo Klendworth, Adalyn Hudson, Gabriella Thomas, Aleah Walls, Rylinn Bland, Brylee Lowe, Jaklyn Filio-Woods, Makenna Hill, Cora Keefe, Avery Dyson, and Kaylyn Stevens with 2018 Princess Chloe Buhlig.

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Great to see 2007 Queen Ashley (Suttles) Wall as one of the judges. One of our former brides!

See Ashley’s wedding photos on Facebook.

2007 Queen Ashley (Suttles) Wall was one of the judges.
2019 Morgan County Junior Miss Kayla Brackett was the flower girl in the wedding of her parents, Brandon & Elizabeth Brackett of Jacksonville.
2018 royalty Bella Evans, Savanna Long and Chloe Buhlig in the opening act.
2019 Pageant crowd shot.

Fun moments

Jaylyn Filio-Woods consoles fellow Princess contestant Makenna Hill after being in front of the crowd was too much for her to handle. Great moment of empathy!
Later in a touching moment emcee joe Crain also consoled Makenna.
The goal for the Little Miss contest is to have fun, right! And Kaylyn Stevens shows she’s having fun as she can’t help but skip to her spot.
2019 Princess Aleah Walls reacts to being tickled by flowers.

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Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photographyon Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Morgan County. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

And a special thanks to Rotary International Exchange Student Tudor Balint (from Romania) for taking photos with us at the pageant!

Announcing the 2018 Morgan County Fair Queen, Junior Miss & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

Congratulations to the 2018 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Savanna Long was named Queen, Bella Evans was named Junior Miss, and Chloe Buhlig was named Princess Tuesday night at the Morgan County Fair Pageant.

Savanna Long was named Queen, Bella Evans was named Junior Miss, and Chloe Buhlig was named Princess – 2018 Morgan County Fair Pageant.

2018 Queen Savanna Nicole Long is the daughter of Wesley & Sally Long of Jacksonville; 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans is the daughter of Sean & Amy Evans of Jacksonville; and 2018 Princess Chloe Nicole Buhlig is the daughter of Joe & Christy Buhlig of Jacksonville. The 2018 pageant was held July 10 at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Savanna Nicole Long won Queen, Best Interview & People’s Choice
  • Paige Nicole Hamilton won 1st runner-up
  • Lilly Hoskins Schwiderski won 2nd runner-up 
  • Maggie Raelou Kaylor won Miss congeniality
  • Delani Diane Dillard won Best speech

Savanna Long reacts to being named 2018 Morgan County Fair Queen.

Savanna Long crowned 2018 Morgan County Fair Queen.

2018 Morgan County Fair Queen Contest featured (from left) Delani Dillard, Maggie Kaylor, 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown, 2018 Queen Savanna Long, 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson, 2017 Princess Amelia Pennell, Lilly Schwiderski and Paige Hamilton.

2018 Queen Savanna Long in evening gown.

2018 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in evening gowns. (From left) Delani Dillard, Maggie Kaylor, 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson, Savanna Long, Lilly Schwiderski and Paige Hamilton.

2018 Queen Savanna Long in bathing suit.

2018 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in bathing suits. (From left) Delani Dillard, Maggie Kaylor, Savanna Long, Lilly Schwiderski and Paige Hamilton.

2018 Queen Savanna Long after speech.

2018 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in business attire. (From left) Delani Dillard, Maggie Kaylor, 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson, Savanna Long, Lilly Schwiderski and Paige Hamilton.

Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Junior Miss contest

  • Bella Evans won Junior Miss & Best Communication
  • Madison Ann Davis won 1st Runner-up & Best Interview
  • Isabella Lauren Woods won 2nd Runner-up & Best Stage Presence
  • Kendall Paige Jumper won the vote for People’s Choice

Morgan County Fair 2018 Junior Miss Pageant winners (from left) Madison Davis, 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown, 2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans, 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson, 2017 Princess Amelia Pennell, Isabella Woods.

2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans gets crowned by 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown and 2017 Queen Gracie Richardson.

2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans hugs 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown after winning the crown.

Bella Evans reacts as she’s named 2018 Junior Miss.

2018 Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Bella Evans, Grace Newman, Meredith Gallo, Gwendalynn Poole, Kendall Jumper, 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown, Isabella Woods, Madison Davis, Kayleigh Sullivan, Kayla Brackett, and Bentley Clayton.

2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans in dress.

2018 Junior Miss Bella Evans in evening gown.

2018 Junior Miss contestants in evening gowns (from left) Bella Evans, Grace Newman, Meredith Gallo, Gwendalynn Poole, Kendall Jumper, 2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown, Isabella Woods, Madison Davis, Kayleigh Sullivan, Kayla Brackett, and Bentley Clayton.

Morgan County Fair 2018 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest

  • Chloe Nicole Buhlig won Princess, Best Stage Presence & Best Interview
  • Olivia Nicole Weinant won 1st Runner-up & People’s Choice
  • Maci Alaina McGee won 2nd Runner-up

2017 Royalty Junior Miss Bella Evans, Queen Gracie Richardson and Princess Amelia Pennell with 2018 winners Chloe Buhlig, Maci McGee, and Olivia Weinant.

Chloe Buhlig crowned 2018 Princess.

2018 Princess Chloe Buhlig in dress.

Princess contestants in dresses (from left) Macee James, Olivia Weinant, Maci McGee, Kendyl Mudd, Gwendalyn Payne, Josie Cole, 2017 Princess Amelia Pennell, Ellie Scott, Juliet Jamison, Kyle Price, Chloe Buhlig, and Briella Sorrell.

2018 Princess Chloe Buhlig welcomes the crowd during bathing suit segment.

Princess contestants in bathing suits (from left) Macee James, Olivia Weinant, Maci McGee, Kendyl Mudd, Gwendalyn Payne, Josie Cole, 2017 Princess Amelia Pennell, Ellie Scott, Juliet Jamison, Kyle Price, Chloe Buhlig, and Briella Sorrell.

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Photo to celebrate 60 years!

Former royalty included 2007 Queen Ashley (Suttles) Wall – one of our former brides!

See Ashley’s wedding photos on Facebook.

Former royalty included 2001 Princess Bree Turner- one of our future brides!

See a post with Bree’s engagement photos on Facebook.

Former royalty included (left) 2006 Queen Sherie (Kording) Trace – one of our brides!

See a couple images from Sherie’s wedding on Facebook.

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Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Morgan County. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Announcing the 2017 Morgan County Fair Queen, Junior Miss & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

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.

Gracie Richardson was named Queen, Camille Brown was named Junior Miss, and Amelia Pennell was named Princess – 2017 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

Gracie Richardson reacts after she’s crowned as 2017 Morgan County Fair Queen.

Gracie Richardson reacts as she’s named 2017 Morgan County Fair Queen.

Top winners (from left) 1st Runner-up Alison Marie Coats, 2016 Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2017 Queen Gracie Blu Richardson, 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner, 2nd Runner-up Cydney Elise Musch, and 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield.

2017 Queen Gracie Richardson gives speech.

2017 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in business attire. (From left) Cady Moore, Tobi Brackett, Hannah Jackson, Cydney Musch, Cassie Huey, Gracie Richardson, and Alison Coats.

2017 Queen Gracie Richardson in bathing suit.

2017 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in bathing suits. (From left) Cady Moore, Tobi Brackett, Hannah Jackson, Cydney Musch, Cassie Huey, Gracie Richardson, and Alison Coats.

2017 Queen Gracie Richardson in evening gown.

2017 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in evening gowns. (From left) Cady Moore, Tobi Brackett, Hannah Jackson, Cydney Musch, Cassie Huey, Gracie Richardson, and Alison Coats.

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

Camille Lauren Brown gets crowned 2017 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss by 2016 royalty (from left) Queen Taylor Zoerner, Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, Princess Olivia Haverfield.

Junior Miss results (from left) 1st Runner-up Leah Hoffman, 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner, Junior Miss Camille Brown, 2016 Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield, 2nd Runner-up Grace Newman.

2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown in speech attire.

2017 Junior Miss contestants in speech attire (from left) Meredith Gallo, Leah Hoffman, Camille Brown, Kendall Jumper, Catherine Ott, and Grace Newman.

2017 Junior Miss Camille Brown in evening gown.

2017 Junior Miss contestants in evening gowns (from left) Meredith Gallo, Leah Hoffman, Camille Brown, Kendall Jumper, Catherine Ott, and Grace Newman.

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
  • Macyn Elizabeth Morrow won Best Interview

Amelia Renee Pennell reacts as she’s named 2017 Morgan County Fair Princess.

1st Runner-up Carley Mae Peterson, Princess Amelia Renee Pennell, 2016 Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield, 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner, and 2nd Runner-up Gracee Mae Geer.

2017 Princess Amelia Renee Pennell answers a question for Emcee Troy Armstrong.

Princess contestants in bathing suits (from left) Kenzie Hembrough, Lila Armstrong, Taylor Miller, Raelyn Ruyle, Jayde Scoggins, Gracee Geer, Sophia Tobin, Alexandria Cole, Josalyn Sturgeon, Amelia Pennell, Macyn Morrow, and Carley Peterson.

2017 Princess Amelia Renee Pennell in dress.

Princess contestants in dresses (from left) Kenzie Hembrough, Lila Armstrong, Taylor Miller, Raelyn Ruyle, Jayde Scoggins, Gracee Geer, Sophia Tobin, Alexandria Cole, Josalyn Sturgeon, Amelia Pennell, Macyn Morrow, and Carley Peterson.

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We loved seeing Junior Miss contestant Catherine Rose Ott on stage. We photographed her parents Rich & Anita’s wedding before we went full-time in our wedding photography business 10 years ago.

2016 royalty Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, Princess Olivia Haverfield, and Queen Taylor Zoerner lead the contestants in signing the Star Spangled Banner to start the pageant.

2016 winners say good-bye – Queen Taylor Zoerner and Junior Miss Kaylee Ford help Princess Olivia Haverfield with her speech.

Visiting royalty, as well as past Morgan County winners, also graced the stage.

One of the final group photos from the evening.

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Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Morgan County. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

 

Announcing the 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen, Junior Miss & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

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.

Taylor Zoerner was named Queen, Olivia Haverfield was named Princess and Kaylee Ford was named Junior Miss Tuesday night at the Morgan County Fair Pageant.
Taylor Zoerner was named Queen, Olivia Haverfield was named Princess and Kaylee Ford was named Junior Miss Tuesday night at the 2016 Morgan County Fair Pageant.

 

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

(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contest winners 1st Runner Up Breann Burt, 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen Taylor Zoerner, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up (and Best Speech) Paige Hamilton. 
(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contest winners 1st Runner Up Breann Burt, 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen Taylor Zoerner, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up (and Best Speech) Paige Hamilton.

Crowning of 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen Taylor Zoerner.
Crowning of 2016 Morgan County Fair Queen Taylor Zoerner.

Queen Taylor Zoerner in evening gown.
2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner in evening gown.

Queen Taylor Zoerner in bathing suit.
2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner in bathing suit.

Queen Taylor Zoerner giving speech.
2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner giving speech.

Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in suits (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shucker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt.
2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in suits (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shumaker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt.

Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in bathing suits (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shucker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt.
2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in bathing suits (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shumaker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt.

Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in evening gowns (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shumaker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt
2016 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants in evening gowns (from left) Paige Hamilton, Marrion Ore, Autumn Browning, Blaire Long, Cassidy Crow, Jessica Shumaker, Taylor Zoerner and Breann Burt

 

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

(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contest Abigayle Lewis 1st Runner Up (and People’s Choice), Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up Camille Brown.
(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contest winners Abigayle Lewis 1st Runner Up (and People’s Choice), Junior Miss Kaylee Ford, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up Camille Brown.

Crowning of 2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford.
Crowning of 2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford.

2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford in dress.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford in dress.

2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford introduced.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss Kaylee Ford introduced.

Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Camille Brown, Rylie Bettis, Marlee Shumaker, Abigayle Lewis, Brooklyn Clayton, and Kaylee Ford.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Camille Brown, Rylie Bettis, Marlee Shumaker, Abigayle Lewis, Brooklyn Clayton, and Kaylee Ford.

Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Camille Brown, Rylie Bettis, Marlee Shucker, (2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz), Abigayle Lewis, Brooklyn Clayton, and Kaylee Ford.
2016 Morgan County Fair Junior Miss contestants in dresses (from left) Camille Brown, Rylie Bettis, Marlee Shucker, (2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz), Abigayle Lewis, Brooklyn Clayton, and Kaylee Ford.

Morgan County Fair 2016 Pageant winners, Princess (Little Miss) contest

  • Olivia Haverfield won Princess
  • Grace Chambers won 1st Runner Up
  • Carsyn DeLong won 2nd Runner Up
  • Calla Lonergan won Best Interview
  • Millie Schumacher won Best Stage Presence
  • Jaelie Harp won the vote for People’s Choice

(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Princess contest winners 1st Runner Up Grace Chambers, 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up Carson DeLong.
(From left) 2016 Morgan County Fair Princess contest winners 1st Runner Up Grace Chambers, 2016 Princess Olivia Haverfield, 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave/2015 Princess Naveah Benz, and 2nd Runner Up Carson DeLong.

Crowning 2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield.
Crowning 2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield.

2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield in dress.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield in dress.

2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield in bathing suit.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess Olivia Haverfield in bathing suit.

Morgan County Fair Princess contestants in bathing suits.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants in bathing suits.

Morgan County Fair Princess contestants in dresses.
2016 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants in dresses.

 

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An emotional farewell from 2015 Princess Naveah Benz and 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave.
An emotional farewell from 2015 Princess Naveah Benz and 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave.

Emcee and 2011 Queen Calla Kaufmann and 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner.
Emcee/2011 Queen Calla Kaufmann and 2016 Queen Taylor Zoerner.

Little Mister New Berlin gets control of microphone during well wishes from visiting royalty.
Little Mister New Berlin gets control of microphone during well wishes from visiting royalty.

Princess contestant Alleigha King gets a boost from mom Melissa Flores during bathing suit portion of contest.
Princess contestant Alleigha King gets a boost from mom Melissa Flores during bathing suit portion of contest.

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Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards.

Updated Sunday with media/photo links.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Morgan County. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Photo Helps Contribute to Care of the Governor Duncan Mansion in Jacksonville

Full moon and the Gov. Duncan Mansion, November 2015. Photo by Steve of Warmowski Photography
Full moon and the Gov. Duncan Mansion, November 2015. Photo by Steve of Warmowski Photography

As part of our support of great community efforts, Warmowski Photography donated a print of the Governor Duncan Mansion and the full moon for an auction at the Duncan Association’s annual gala at Hamilton’s Catering 110 North East

Gov. Duncan was the 5th governor of Illinois, and his home in Jacksonville served as the official executive mansion during his tenure.

The Duncan Mansion is opening up to use for weddings as a wedding venue (sample wedding photography and portraits Meredith  & Josiah spring 2015 wedding below). Contact the Rev. James Caldwell Chapter NSDAR for more 217.245.7023.

Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.

Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.

Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.

Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.

Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.

Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.
Meredith and Josiah portraits at Gov. Duncan Mansion.

 

An additional print went to the Pilot Club and was sold during their annual home tour, and some small prints were donated to the Rev. James Caldwell Chapter NSDAR.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Jacksonville, Illinois. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

On a personal note, Tiffany’s poetry attracts spotlight

 

Tiffany Hermon Warmowski & Michelle McIntyre Davlantis circa February 29, 1992 in Lynwood, IL
Tiffany Hermon Warmowski & Michelle McIntyre Davlantis circa February 29, 1992 in Lynwood, IL

Something not wedding photography related . . . Tiffany Warmowski was, I guess you can say honored, to be included in the latest episode of the Mortifed podcast. Tiffany explains . . .

There’s a podcast and stage show called Mortified, where adults read the diaries they wrote as teenagers. I was listening to this podcast when they had a call for horrible teen poetry. This is a tongue-in-cheek contest sponsored with the Poetry Foundation. Well, in addition to books and books of diary pages, I also have quite the collection of really, really bad poetry I wrote as a teenager. I chose two poems and called the phone number where I read each poem and gave a little background on why I wrote each one.
Well, apparently my horrible poem, titled, “Yesterday” stuck out to them. You can hear me on the podcast reading part of the poem I wrote as a freshman in high school. Let’s just say that “Mortified” is a very accurate description of how I’m feeling!

Tiffany was given the Award For The Most Misguided Attempt To Cheer Up A Friend, Only To Probably Make Them Feel A Whole Lot Worse. Hear Tiffany in the podcast on SoundCloud at 20:26 in episode 45 Emma: The Girl Who Cried Y2K.

 

 

Tiffany's teenage diary case, hidden away in the closet.
Tiffany’s teenage diary case, hidden away in the closet.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, wedding and event photographers covering Central Illinois, Chicago Suburbs, St. Louis and beyond. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

2015 Prairieland Chautauqua Schedule

musical performers stan & judy in studio
Music by “Stan & Judy” Judy Viera and Stan Robinson 7pm Monday, part of the Prairieland Chautauqua 2015.

This weekend is the Prairieland Chautauqua. The annual event features local and national performers recreating the lives and stories of historical figures, musical shows and historical storytellers. Go for the show, but also to talk to the other interesting people this event draws.

Schedule — The Morgan County Historical Society’s 17th Annual Prairieland Chautauqua — “All American Showcase”

Labor Day Weekend Saturday, Sunday, Monday September 5-7, 2015 at First Christian Church 2106 S. Main St. South Jacksonville. More on Facebook event .

Dinner by Hamilton’s Catering is available each night by reservation by calling 217-675-2720.

Saturday, September 5

  • 4 pm Millikin University Guitar Ensemble
  • 5pm “Black Hawk’s View of American History” by Brian “Fox” Ellis
  • 7pm “Historic Instruments of Illinois” with Chris Vallillo
  • 8pm Jackie Kennedy by Leslie Goddard

Sunday, September 6

  • 4pm Chris Talley Trio – Bluegrass Extraordinaire
  • 5pm Eleanor Roosevelt by Leslie Goddard
  • 7pm Troy Roark, Magician and Juggler
  • 8pm “The Ghosts of Edgar Allan Poe” by Brian “Fox” Ellis

Monday, September 7

  • 4pm “Stories and Sounds” with Mike Anderson
  • 5pm “Our Mary” Mary Anderson by Sherri Mitchell
  • 7pm Music by Stan & Judy
  • 8pm Cyrus Thomas and the Mystery of the Mound Builders by Robert Seufert

MacMurray College professor Robert Seufert in period attire
Robert Seufert brings to life Cyrus Thomas, who had to go against the general public opinion about the origins of Native American burial mounds. Monday 8pm at Prairieland Chautauqua.

Sherri Mitchell in period costume
Sherri Mitchell reenacts actress Mary Anderson, Monday 5pm at the Prairieland Chautauqua.

Warmowski Photography is one of the sponsors of this year’s event.

Announcing the 2015 Morgan County Fair Queen & Princess Jacksonville, Illinois

Congratulations to the 2015 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Abby Elise Tomhave was named Queen and Nevaeh Madison Benz was named Princess. Link to see all images/order prints.

Morgan County Fair Pageant 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave and 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Morgan County Fair Pageant 2015 Queen Abby Tomhave and 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.

 

2015 Queen Abby Tomhave is the daughter of John and Sherrie Tomhave of Jacksonville.  2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz is the daughter of Quenten Benz and Amber Griggle-Benz of Murrayville. The pageant was held Tuesday night July 7 at the fairgrounds in Jacksonville, Illinois.

Morgan County Fair 2015 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Alexis Rachelle Middleton named 1st Runner Up
  • Cassidy Dayne Crow named 2nd Runner Up
  • Queen Abby Tomhave also won Best Speech
  • Alexis Middleton won for Best interview
  • Breann Nicole Burt won Miss Congeniality
  • Megan Lorine Littleton won the vote for People’s Choice

(From left) 1st Runner Up Alexis Middleton, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, 2015 Queen and Best Speech Abby Tomhave, 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Sadie Gassmann, and 2nd Runner Up Cassidy Crow.
(From left) 1st Runner Up Alexis Middleton, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, 2015 Queen and Best Speech Abby Tomhave, 2015 Miss Illinois County Fair Sadie Gassmann, and 2nd Runner Up Cassidy Crow.

Abby Tomhave after being crowned 2015 Queen.
Abby Tomhave after being crowned 2015 Queen.

2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in evening gown portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in evening gown portion of contest.

2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in swimsuit portion of contest.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave in swimsuit portion of contest.

2015 Queen Abby Tomhave giving speech.
2015 Queen Abby Tomhave giving speech.

(From left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
(From left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.

Swimsuit - (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Swimsuit – (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.

Evening gowns — (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.
Evening gowns — (from left) Megan Littleton, Alexis Middleton, Hope Wills, Cassidy Crow, Abby Tomhave and Breann Burt.

 

Morgan County Fair 2015 Pageant winners, Little Miss contest

  • Jenna Shillings won 1st Runner Up princess
  • Marlee JoAnn Barnhill won 2nd Runner Up
  • Emma Margeret Busch won the vote for People’s Choice
  • twin sisters Jaylee Jean Crafton won Best Interview and
  • Saydee Elynn Crafton won Best Stage Presence  

(Girls from left) 1st Runner Up Jenna Shillings, 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz, 2014 Princess Addyson James, and 2nd Runner Up Marlee JoAnn Barnhill.
(Girls from left) 1st Runner Up Jenna Shillings, 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz, 2014 Princess Addyson James, and 2nd Runner Up Marlee JoAnn Barnhill.

Swimsuit - 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Swimsuit – 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.

Dress - 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Dress – 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.

Crowning of 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.
Crowning of 2015 Princess Nevaeh Benz.

Princess contestants in dresses.
Princess contestants in dresses.

Princess contestants in swimsuits.
Princess contestants in swimsuits.

 

Information & links

2014 Queen Brianna Klein says goodbye to the crowd.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein says goodbye to the crowd.

2014 Princess Addyson James gives farewell speech.
2014 Princess Addyson James gives farewell speech.

Emcee Troy Armstrong laughs as he asks question of Sydney Richardson.
Emcee Troy Armstrong laughs as he asks question of Sydney Richardson.

Jaylee Crafton leaves the stage (twin sister Saydee prepares to walk on).
Jaylee Crafton leaves the stage.

Twins Jaylee (left) and Saydee Crafton in Evening gown. Jaylee won Best Interview and Saydee won Best Stage Presence.
Twins Jaylee (left) and Saydee Crafton in Evening gown. Jaylee won Best Interview and Saydee won Best Stage Presence.

The photographer counted 43 visiting royalty who addressed the crowd.
The photographer counted 43 visiting royalty who addressed the crowd.

See gallery of all the visiting royalty.

2015 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants with 2014 Queen Brianna Klein.
2015 Morgan County Fair Queen contestants with 2014 Queen Brianna Klein.

2015 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants with 2014 Princess Addyson James.
2015 Morgan County Fair Princess contestants with 2014 Princess Addyson James.

 

Check back at coverage 2010201120122013 and 2014 contests.

Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards. Also thanks to our friends at Jacksonville Bark for Your Park/Jacksonville Park Foundation and Pets Supplies Plus who joined as contest sponsors and gave a box of treats for the new queen and princess to pass out to their new four-legged friends.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography on Facebook. Tiffany & Steve Warmowski, top wedding and event photographers in Morgan County. Also offering senior portraits, family portraits & more. Studio (hours by appointment) at 301 E. Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650 – next door to Girls in White Satin, first floor of Hamilton’s 110 North East

Updated with additional photos Wednesday afternoon.
Gallery of images link added Wednesday night.

Morgan County Fair Queen Brianna Klein finalist at state

Congratulations to the 2014 Morgan County Fair Queen Brianna  Klein — she won first runner up to the Miss Illinois County Fair Queen. See coverage from the 2014 fair.

Morgan County Fair 2014 Queen wins first runner up at state.
Morgan County Fair 2014 Queen wins first runner up at state.

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Annie Brahler and Euro Trash make national news

Euro Trash owner Annie Brahler at her home, in Jacksonville, Illinois. http://euro-trash.us. Photo by Steve and Tiffany of Warmowski Photography http://www.warmowskiphoto.com

Euro Trash owner Annie Brahler at her home, in Jacksonville, Illinois. http://euro-trash.us. Photo by Steve and Tiffany of Warmowski Photography http://www.warmowskiphoto.com

We know Euro Trash owner Annie Brahler as a designer who’s made her mark on the national scene. Lately she’s been getting press as the person who designed U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s Washington office.

We’ve offered assistance to Annie as she has hosted photographers and art directors from national home magazines. Her historic home on State Street in Jacksonville has been featured in numerous home and style magazines. Annie also let Steve follow her when he photographed for the America At Home project (she appeared in the book).

Euro Trash is a bright spot in the economy of Jacksonville, Illinois. The company imports items purchased at sales and markets in Europe, and she has a team of trained carpenters and  refinishers who fix up the home goods which make their way into the homes of St. Louis sports stars and other high-end homes.

Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.
Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.

Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.
Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.

Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.
Styling by Annie Brahler of Euro Trash.

Posted by Steve. Springfield Illinois area wedding photography by Warmowski PhotographyFollow us on Facebook. Studio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only.