Parade & Queens

Sweet Corn Festival Grand Marshal
Queens Pagent and Banquet is
sponsored by:
Coughlin Heath

Grand Parade

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Starting Time: 6:00 p.m.
2019 Grand Marshals: Advance Lodge 606 I.O.O.F. and Rebekah Lodge 885 of Millersport.
Units: Approximately 150
Participation: Pre-festival registration, INVITATION ONLY.
Description: The Millersport parade is an annual event to open the Sweet Corn Festival starts at Millersport High School and travels north on Lancaster Street in Millersport and turns east onto Chautauqua Boulevard finishing at Historic Lions Park in front of the Brookover/Harlow Pavilion. Featuring 18 High School Bands and a variety of other units.
 
Both lodges were selected to be honored for their long history of community service and participation in the Sweet Corn Festival from its founding on the streets of Millersport until a few years ago. The year 2019 also is being celebrated nationally as the “Bicentennial of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows” in America. The first public recognition of this milestone occurred on January 1 in Pasadena during the Tournament of Roses Parade.
 
The Odd Fellows Lodge in Millersport was charted on June 30, 1875 with 15 members. There have been several lodge halls in Millersport over the years with the last one on the second floor of the Commodore Bank Building. Today they meet in the American Legion Hall. The Rebekah Lodge was charted on May 8, 1947 with 27 members. Both lodges meet twice a month and are still active in the community.
 
Chairman’s email: paradeandqueens@sweetcornfest.com

 

Sweet Corn Festival Queen and Court

Queen and Court

2019 Queen Lindsay Drumm – (Heath)
Hannah is the daughter of James & Angela Drumm of Heath. She attends Heath High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Quiz Team, Prom Committee, Varsity Track Team, and the Multicultural Club. She has been an active volunteer in her church, scouts, 4-H, hospital work, art shows, Biddy Soccer Camp, tutoring young musicians, Dayton Tornado Relief. Lindsay is an artist and has her own progressing small business – Lindsay R. Drumm Art. Lindsay plans to attend college and major in Genetics or Molecular Biology, privately teaching music, and sell her own artwork.

 

2019 First Runner-Up Emma Myers – (Logan)
Emma is the daughter of Phil & Tonya Myers of Logan, Ohio. She attends Logan High School where she is a member of the National Honor Society, the Trailblazing Mentor Program, the Chamber Singers, Choir Leadership Council, Purple Power Project Club, Varsity Soccer Team, and the Varsity Track & Field Team. She is very active in her church, scouts, 4-H, and hospital work. Emma also works in her family’s business – Bear Run Inn Cabins and Cottages, a part-time photographer for the Logan Daily News and has a photography business with her father. Emma plans on attending college majoring in Biology and study Sports Medicine Orthopedics.

 

2019 Second Runner-Up Kiley Holbrook – (Amanda Clearcreek)
Kiley is the daughter of Natalie & Keith Sells of Amanda, Ohio and Brad Holbrook. She attends Amanda Clearcreek High School where she is active in the National Honor Society, Student Council, Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Band, FFA, and the Prom Committee. Kiley is busy with her church’s nursery, children’s church, a singer on the worship team FFA food drives, Clearcreek Showmen 4-H Club, Student Council campus clean-ups and is a leader/founder and mentor in the mentorship program at ACHS. Kiley plans on attending college for 6 years to get her PhD and become a school psychologist.

 

Chairman’s email: paradeandqueens@sweetcornfest.com

 

SWEET CORN FESTIVAL Queen & Court Rules:

 

Takes place Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. on the Main Entertainment Pavilion. Each of the 18 area high schools select a young lady to represent them in our pageant. These young ladies participate in our Wednesday Grand Parade along with their high school band. On Thursday of our festival, they begin their path through the judging process with closed doors individual interviews beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Lion’s Club house. These interviews are conducted by 5 judges from outside the geographical area of these 18 high schools. Neither the judges nor the young ladies know who the other group is until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday of the festival. Following the closed door interview and the group walk through, the young ladies are then escorted onto the Main Entertainment Stage for public interview one at a time while continuing to be observed by the judges. following the completion of the on stage interviews, the judges retire to the Club House to tally their score sheets and determine our Queen, 1st and 2nd Runners Up.

 

The judging is based on 20% Activities, 15% Interview Questions, 15% Personality, 20% Speaking Ability, 15% Stage Presence, and 15% Overall Appearance.