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.

Check back at coverage 201020112012201320142015 and 2016 contests.

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.

Check back at coverage 20102011201220132014 and 2015 contests.

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.

 

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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.

Posted by Steve. Springfield Illinois area wedding photography by Warmowski Photography, husband-wife photojournalist team want to tell the story of your wedding day in pictures. Follow us on Facebook. Studio located at 301 E Court St. Suite B, Jacksonville, IL 62650, open by appointment only.

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.

 

Announcing the 2014 Morgan County Fair Queen & Princess Jacksonville, IL

Congratulations to the 2014 Morgan County Fair Royalty! Brianna Elizabeth Klein was named Queen and Addyson Lynn James was named Princess. Brianna is the daughter of Kevin and Jamie Klein of Murrayville; Addyson is the daughter of Derek and Dana James of Jacksonville.

2014 Morgan County Fair Princess Addyson Lynn James and Queen Brianna Elizabeth Klein.
2014 Morgan County Fair Princess Addyson Lynn James and Queen Brianna Elizabeth Klein.

 

Morgan County Fair 2014 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Jori Rose Brennan named 1st runner up
  • Caisey Jayne DeOrnellas named 2nd runner up
  • Payton Ericka McClenning won Best Interview, Miss Congeniality & People’s Choice
  • Jori Rose Brennan won Best Speech
(From left) 2nd runner up Caisey DeOrnellas, 2013 Queen Sydne Peck, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, Best Speech Jori Brennan, and Best Interview, Miss Congeniality & People's Choice Payton McClenning.
(From left) 2nd runner up Caisey DeOrnellas, 2013 Queen Sydne Peck, 2014 Queen Brianna Klein, Best Speech Jori Brennan, and Best Interview, Miss Congeniality & People’s Choice Payton McClenning.
Brianna Klein crowned 2014 Morgan County Queen.
Brianna Klein crowned 2014 Morgan County Queen.

Little Miss Contest

  • Ella Sue Beard named 1st runner up
  • Kamdyn Aggi Johnson named 2nd runner up
  • Jaycee Renea Bates won Best Stage Presence
  • McKenzie Ann McGee won Best Interview
  • Jamisyn Michal Wood won People’s Choice
(From left) People's Choice Jamisyn Wood, 2nd runner up Kamdyn Johnson, 2014 Princess Addyson James, 2013 Princess Kenadi Ryan, 1st runner up Ella Beard, Best Stage Presence Jaycee Bates, and Best Interview McKenzie McGee.
(From left) People’s Choice Jamisyn Wood, 2nd runner up Kamdyn Johnson, 2014 Princess Addyson James, 2013 Princess Kenadi Ryan, 1st runner up Ella Beard, Best Stage Presence Jaycee Bates, and Best Interview McKenzie McGee.
Morgan County Fair 2014 Princess Addyson James and 2013 Princess Kenadi Ryan.
Morgan County Fair 2014 Princess Addyson James and 2013 Princess Kenadi Ryan.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography donated their services to the pageant committee, and awarded prizes to the winners, 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

2014 Queen Brianna Klein in speech.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in speech.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in bathing suit.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in bathing suit.
Queen contestants in bathing suits.
Queen contestants in bathing suits.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in evening wear.
2014 Queen Brianna Klein in evening wear.
Queen contestants in evening wear.
Queen contestants in evening wear.
Princess contestants in bathing suits.
Princess contestants in bathing suits.

2014 Princess Addyson James in dress.

2014 Princess Addyson James in dress.

2014 Princess Addyson James with emcee WLDS' Gary Scott.
2014 Princess Addyson James with emcee WLDS’ Gary Scott.
Princess contestants in dresses.
Princess contestants in dresses.

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Check back at coverage 201020112012 and 2013 contests. Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards.

Announcing the 2013 Morgan County Fair Queen & Princess Jacksonville, IL

Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Morgan County Fair Pageant! Sydne Jane Peck was named Queen and Kenadi Nicole Ryan was named Princess. Sydne Jane Peck is the daughter of Kim Peck and Richard Peck of Jacksonville. Kenadi Nicole Ryan is the daughter of Steven and Courtney Ryan of Waverly.

2013 Morgan County Fair pageant winners Queen Sydne Jane Peck and Princess Kenadi Nicole Ryan. by Warmowski Photography
2013 Morgan County Fair pageant winners Queen Sydne Jane Peck and Princess Kenadi Nicole Ryan. by Warmowski Photography

Morgan County Fair 2013 Pageant winners, Queen contest

  • Sydne Jane Peck was crowned Queen, and also won Best Interview
  • Brianna Elizabeth Klein named First Runner-up,  won Best Speech
  • Maurissa Lane Moulton won Second Runner-up
  • Maranda Lynn Points won Miss Congeniality.
  • Ellen Marie Meystedt won the People’s Choice award
2013 Morgan County Fair royalty (from left) Brianna Klein, Lauren Martin, Sydne Peck, Kenadi Ryan, December Mitchell & Maurissa Moulton.
2013 Morgan County Fair royalty (from left) Brianna Klein, Lauren Martin, Sydne Peck, Kenadi Ryan, December Mitchell & Maurissa Moulton.

Little Miss contest

  • Kenadi Nicole Ryan was named Princess
  • Olivia Jean Stewart won First Runner-up
  • Emalee Ann Pool won Second Runner-up
  • Taylor Ann Deweese won Best Stage Presence
  • Natalee Elizabeth Barnhill won Best Interview
  • Savanna Marie Lancaster People’s Choice award
2013 Morgan County Little Miss winners (from left) Savanna Lancaster, Taylor Deweese, Olivia Stewart, Kenadi Ryan, Emalee Pool & Natalee Barnhill.
2013 Morgan County Little Miss winners (from left) Savanna Lancaster, Taylor Deweese, Olivia Stewart, Kenadi Ryan, Emalee Pool & Natalee Barnhill.

And a note of congratulations and thanks for a great job to 2012 Queen Lauren Ashleigh Martin & 2012 Princess December Ann Mitchell for a wonderful year!

2013 Morgan County Fair Queen Sydne Peck in evening gown and swimsuit.
2013 Morgan County Fair Queen Sydne Peck in evening gown and swimsuit.
2013 Morgan County Fair Princess Kenadi Ryan in evening gown.
2013 Morgan County Fair Princess Kenadi Ryan in evening gown.
Morgan County Fair princess contestants in swimwear.
Morgan County Fair princess contestants in swimwear.
Morgan County Fair queen contestants in swimwear.
Morgan County Fair queen contestants in swimwear.
Morgan County Fair princess contestants in dresses.
Morgan County Fair princess contestants in dresses.
Morgan County Fair queen contestants in evening gowns.
Morgan County Fair queen contestants in evening gowns.

Posted by Steve. Warmowski Photography donated their services to the pageant committee, and awarded prizes to the winners, 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

 

Information & links

Check back at coverage 2010, 2011, and 2012 contests. Warmowski Photography is happy to also be a sponsor of the contest, and first place winners will get special photo cards.

Full list of competitors in the 2013 pageant . . .

Princess

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Morgan County Fair 2013 Princess contestants.
  1. Olivia Jean Stewart, daughter of Joshua & Brooke Stwart of Jacksonville.
  2. Emalee Ann Pool, daughter of Bill & Jennifer Pool of Jacksonville.
  3. Bailey Elaine Morris, daughter of Michael & Jennifer Morris of Jacksonville.
  4. Amelia Presephone Samuels, daughter of Tyler & Aunalicia Christison of Jacksonville.
  5. Savanna Marie Lancaster, daughter of Denny Lancaster & Amanda Six of Franklin.
  6. Avanel Jones, daughter of Jim & Tiffany Jones of Jacksonville.
  7. Kenadi Nicole Ryan, daughter of Steven & Courtney Ryan of Waverly.
  8. Regan Faye VanNoy, daughter of Tim & Carrie Burelson & Troy Thompson of Jacksonville.
  9. Joi Peryl McQuay Flick, daughter of Frank & Caily Muellersman of Jacksonville.
  10. Emma Rose Fairless, daughter of Gregg & Adrienne Fairless of Jacksonville.
  11. Ella Sue Wainman, daughter of Cassie Wainman & Ryan Dokka of Jacksonville.
  12. Lauryn Helene Maher, daughter of Justin & Robyn Maher of Jacksonville.
  13. Taylor Ann Deweese, daughter of Ann Hungerford & Jeremy Deweese of Jacksonville.
  14. Natalee Elizabeth Barnhill, daughter of Laura Donovan & Michael Barnhill of Jacksonville.

Queen

Morgan County Fair 2013 Queen contestants.
Morgan County Fair 2013 Queen contestants.
  1. Aspen Marie Franklin, daughter of Dennis & Lisa Franklin of Jacksonville.
  2. Brianna Elizabeth Klein, daughter of Kevin & Jaime Klein of Jacksonville.
  3. Maurissa Lane Moulton, daughter of Steve & Tracy Moulton of Jacksonville.
  4. Sydne Jane Peck, daughter of Kim Peck & Richard Peck of Jacksonville.
  5. Maranda Lynn Points, daughter of William & Alison Points of Waverly.
  6. Ellen Marie Meystedt, daughter of Michael Meystedt & Josephine Alsup of Jacksonville.