Jenna Werner, back left, was selected as the annual event on Saturday. In front are Little Britton Area Junior Snow Queen and Peris Master Jackson Medhaug and Little Miss Fellows as the 2019 Snow Queen at the 72nd Britton Jazzlynn Pearson. (Steen Photography)
BAC Holds 72nd Snow Queen Event
Peris Fellows and Jenna Werner were selected as 2019 royalty at the 72nd Britton Area Snow Queen Festival held at Amacher Auditorium on Saturday.
Fellows, the daughter of Gerald and Angel McGregor of Britton, was crowned Snow Queen by last year’s queen Haley Ringkob. Werner, the daughter of Mark and Becky Werner of Britton, was named the Junior Snow Queen and crowned by last year’s queen Taylor Storbakken.
Both of this year’s queens will now compete in the state festival in Aberdeen. The state Junior Snow Queen and talent competition will be Saturday, Jan. 5, and the SD Snow Queen Festival is set for Saturday, Jan. 12.
Kylie Carlson, daughter of Calvin and Kathy Carlson of Britton, was the Snow Queen first runner-up and was voted Miss Congeniality. McKenzie Anderson, daughter of Justin Athey and Jennifer VanHout of Britton, was the Junior Snow queen first runner-up, and Ashlynn Kraft, daughter of Luke and Tena Kraft of Britton, was the Junior Snow queen second runnerup.
Crowned Little Miss Britton was Jazzlynn Pearson, daughter of Chris and Alecia Pearson of Britton. This year’s Little Master is Jackson Medhaug, son of Jacki Medhaug and Eric Medhaug of Britton. Last year’s Little Miss Olivia Veflin and Little Master Zaden Beck were also part of this year’s festival.
Livia Knecht was the junior talent winner this year and Mataya Knecht was the junior runnerup. There were no senior talent acts.
The theme for this year’s event was “Midnight Masquerade” and was emceed by Jennifer Deutsch. Peggy Davidson served as pianist for the event sponsored by the Britton Action Club (BAC).
Hillarey Warner was unmasked as this year’s Frosty and 23 people correctly guessed the identity of the mystery snowperson. Jennifer VanHout was the winner of the $25 drawing from the correct guesses.
The $500 Queen’s Scholarship was presented to 2018 Snow Queen Haley Ringkob by Snow Queen Chair Laken Atkinson.
Two girls competed for the Snow Queen title this year, five vied for the junior crown, and 11 girls and 14 boys participated in the Little Miss and Little Master portion of the festival.