Chesney Olson, left, was crowned Miss Langford 2020 at the Langford Area Snow Queen Contest on Sunday. The Mystery Frosty was Carla Hardy, center, and the 2020 Junior Snow Queen is Laney Widener. The two queens will represent Langford Area at the state Snow Queen Festival scheduled for Aberdeen in January.
Langford Area Snow Queen Contest senior talent winners were Emily Palmer and Kade Larson singing, “True Colors.” The duo will compete in the state contest in Aberdeen on Jan. 4.
Langford Area Snow Queen royalty were crowned at the annual contest held at the school gym on Sunday afternoon and sponsored by The Lioness Club.
Chesney Olson, daughter of Travis and Lisa Olson of Langford, was selected as Miss Langford 2020, while Laney Widener, daughter of Todd Widener and Ellie Widener of Langford was named the Junior Snow Queen.
Miss Langford 2019 Madeline Reints and last year’s Junior Snow Queen Hanna Miller crowned the new royalty.
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. 4, and the SD Snow Queen Festival is set for Saturday, Jan. 11.
Ashley Gustafson, daughter of Joe and Jenn Gustafson of Claremont, was named the Senior Snow Queen first runner-up. Bailey Widener and Brooklin Kreger also participated in the Miss Langford competition.
Kade Larson and Emily Palmer performed a vocal duet and will represent Langford Area in the state senior talent competition. Laney Widener and Braven Hanse also sang a duet as part of the entertainment at the program.
The theme for this year’s event was “A Whole New World” and was emceed by Stephanie Hupke. Hupke and last year’s royalty introduced anda interviewed 10 first grade princes and princesses. Former queen Alyssa Keough also helped with the event, and Tucker and Gunner Hardy served as assistants.
Five people correctly identified Carla Hardy as Frosty. Gabe Smith was the drawing winner from those correct guesses and won $10.