Royal Weekend Set For County
It’s going to be a royal weekend in Marshall County.
Snow Queen royalty will be crowned in both Britton and Langford. The 74th Annual Britton Area Snow Queen Festival is set for Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Britton Area Event Center. The Langford Area Snow Queen Contest will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the school gym.
Two Snow Queen contestants and eight Junior Snow Queen candidates will be competing for the Britton Area crowns under the theme, “A Winter’s Dream.” The event is sponsored by the Britton Action Club (BAC).
Vying for the Snow Queen title will be McKenna Carlson and Taylor Storbakken. Contending for the Junior Snow Queen crown will be Jayden Bender, Kaegen Fredrickson, Emma Kraft, Sterling Mertens, Brynlee Patterson, Brooklyn Rein, Faith Small, and Addison Wade.
Little Miss candidates are Tinley Beck (Matt & Kelley Beck), Sarah Cease (Christopher & Latisha Cease), Emersyn Eimers (John & Heidi Eimers), Lenyx Jones (KC & Darae Jones), Alayah Krutsinger (Spreka Krutsinger & Ty Krutsinger), Sage Phillips (Justin & Ally Phillips), Claire Rabenberg (Kirk & Andrea Rabenberg), and Ayla Sasker (Austin & Kaitlyn Sasker).
Little Master candidates include Colton Biel (Ryan & Megan Biel), Crue Jones (Autumn Grobe & Codie Jones), and Breven Schmieg (Cory & Amanda Schmieg).
Serving as emcee for the event will be Kate Wismer. Music will be provided by Austin Sasker of Rocktail Entertainment. Frosty will also be unmasked and attendees will have the opportunity to guess Frosty’s identity. The state Snow Queen Association decided there would be no talent competition this year.
In Langford there is just one Snow Queen candidate and three vying for the Junior Snow Queen crown.
Alyssa Keough is the only Miss Langford candidate and will be crowned by 2020 Miss Langford and South Dakota Snow Queen Chesney Olson. This year’s theme for the event is “Always Choose Heart.”
Vying for Junior Snow Queen honors will be Gracie Cadwell, Megan Gustafson, and Bryanna Peterson.
A Guess Frosty Contest is planned, first graders will be featured as Snow Princes and Princesses, and entertainment will be provided. The contest is sponsored by the Lioness Club.
Both Britton Area and Langford Area royalty will be eligible to compete in the South Dakota Snow Queen Festival in Aberdeen. The state Junior Snow Queen will be crowned on Jan. 2 and the South Dakota Snow Queen will be selected on Jan. 9.