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New Red Flannel royalty crowned

Pictured (L to R): 2012 Court member Jordyn Nichols; 2013 Court member Hannah Sommer; 2012 Queen Dani George; 2013 Queen Alexis Lucarelli; 2013 Court member Julianne Schut; and 2012 Court member Kellie Spahr.

Pictured (L to R): 2012 Court member Jordyn Nichols; 2013 Court member Hannah Sommer; 2012 Queen Dani George; 2013 Queen Alexis Lucarelli; 2013 Court member Julianne Schut; and 2012 Court member Kellie Spahr.

Thirteen Cedar Springs area juniors vied for the title of 2013 Red Flannel Queen last Saturday evening, September 28, at Cedar Springs High School. Winning this year’s top honor was Alexis Lucarelli, daughter of Brett and Nikki Lucarelli. Her 2013 Red Flannel Court includes two Hannah Sommer, daughter of Charles and Joelene Sommer, and Julianne Schut, daughter of Joel and Chris Schut.

“All the girls did a fabulous job and we could tell each one of them worked so hard throughout this whole process,” said 2nd Vice President Anna Nozkowski. “They looked beautiful as they graced the stage in their gowns and business attire. Very charming and sweet young ladies.”

This year’s pageant director was the 2007 Red Flannel Queen Kaleigh Rosenberger. “She did a wonderful job,” remarked Nozkowski. “It was very well organized and put together.”

The pageant was fun and entertaining for both the audience and the contestants. Nozkowski said one of the highlights of the evening was a local group from The Springs Church, who sang a funny song called, “We are the pirates who wear Red Flannels.”

The Queen and her court will all receive scholarship money for being chosen to represent the Red Flannel Festival. Donations for the Scholarships given to the winners will be received until June 2014. Please send your tax‐deductible donation to RFF Queen Scholarship Fund, PO Box 43, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 or go online to their website donate through PayPal.


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Young lady to compete in state pre-teen pageant

Autumn Johnson, 7, daughter of Camilla Bixler, of Cedar Springs, was recently selected to participate in the 2013 Jr. Miss Pre-teen pageant competition that will take place on December 2, 2012.

Two Cedar Springs area teens competed in the Miss Jr. Teen Grand Rapids Pageant last weekend, and have been selected to move on to the state competition.

She will be competing for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. She will compete in the Miss Jr. Pre-teen division, one of four divisions that will have young ladies ages 7-19 competing in modeling routines, which include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, they will display their personality and interviewing skills, while interviewing with this year’s judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.
The winner will represent the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition, while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando, Florida.
Community businesses, organizations, and private individuals can assist Anna and Laura to participate in this year’s competition by becoming an official sponsor for them. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals, and financial support that will allow them to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year’s Pageant.

Any business, organization, or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Autumn may contact the Miss Jr. Pre-teen Pageant Coordinator at 1-877-403-6678.

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67th annual Red Flannel Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant

This year there are nine young ladies from the Cedar Springs area, all vying for the title of Red Flannel Festival Queen. They are: Sierra Hopkins, Esther Couturier, Emilie Petty, Mel Fisk, Kayla Bergeron, Brittany Ball, Kaitlyn Caron, Briana Pierson, and Tranaya VerStrat.  Practices have already begun, and all the young ladies are excited and working hard.

The Pageant will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2011, in the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium. Tickets are available now at the Cedar Springs Public Library during open hours. Tickets are $10 in advance and $13 at the door. Two complimentary tickets will be given for any donation to the Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Fund over $100.

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