Crowned as the 2020 Britton Area Snow Queen Royalty on Saturday were Snow Queen Jaden Jenkins, left, and Junior Snow Queen Cassidy Biel. The local royalty will compete in the state contest in Aberdeen in January.
Anita Strong of Britton was unmasked as this year’s “Frosty” at the Britton Area Snow Queen Festival. A total of 28 people correctly guessed her identity.
Members of the Britton Area Snow Queen Royal Court from left to right are Junior Snow Queen Cassidy Biel, second junior runnerup Regan Ringkob, Nevaeh first junior runnerup Alyssa James, Katee Freeman, Snow Queen Jaden Jenkins, Jones, and Ashley Hanson.
Mataya Knecht, left, won the junior talent competition, and Tanasia Tisher, right, was the runnerup at the Britton Area Snow Queen Festival on Saturday.
Jenkins, Biel Reign
Jaden Jenkins and Cassidy Biel were selected as 2020 royalty at the 73rd Britton Area Snow Queen Festival held at Amacher Auditorium on Saturday.
Jenkins, the daughter of Jeff and Becky Hedlund of Veblen was crowned Snow Queen by last year’s queen Peris Fellows. Biel, the daughter of Ryan and Megan Biel of Britton, was named the Junior Snow Queen and crowned by last year’s queen McKenzie Anderson.
Both of this year’s queens will now compete in the state festival in Aberdeen in January.
Alyssa James, daughter of Brian and Carrie James of Britton, was the first runnerup for the Junior Queen title, while Regan Ringkob, daughter of Charles and Jennifer Ringkob of Lake City, was second runnerup.
Jenkins was the only snow queen candidate and also received Miss Congeniality honors.
Crowned Little Miss Britton was Effi Schneider, daughter of Jason and Mina Schneiuder. This year’s Little Master is Sylus Guy, son of Jon Guy and Paige Ochsner. Last year’s Little Miss Jazzlynn Pearson was part of this year’s program, while last year’s Little Master, Jackson Medhaug, was unable to attend.
Mataya Knecht was the junior talent winner with her dance presentation. Tanasia Tisher was the junior talent runnerup with her vocal selection. There were no senior talent acts.
The theme for this year’s event was “Once Upon A Time,” and was emceed by Jennifer Carlson. Lona Batie served as pianist for the event sponsored by the Britton Action Club (BAC).
Anita Strong was unmasked as this year’s Frosty and 28 people correctly guessed the identity of the mystery snowperson based on a series of clues. McKenna Heer was the winner of the drawing for Britton Bucks from among the correct guesses.
The $500 Queen’s Scholarship was presented to 2019 Snow Queen Peris Fellows by Snow Queen Chair Laken Atkinson.
Six girls competed for the Junior Snow Queen title this year with Jenkins the only Snow Queen candidate. A total of 11 girls and two boys participated in the Little Miss and Little Master portion of the festival.
Little Miss Effi Schneider and Little Master nual Britton Area Snow Queen Festival on Sylus Guy were crowned at the 73rd an- Saturday.