The 2022 Hopkins County Dairy Festival culminated Saturday night with Colbie Glenn being crowned at the conclusion of the Queen Coronation Pageant.
Glenn, daughter of Jason and Hayley Glenn, said winning the title of 2022 Hopkins County Dairy Festival seemed unbelievable. It’s something she’s wanted to be involved in since she first saw the pageant as a little girl. She said all of the girls who competed for the title did such a good job, she’d split the crown and give each a piece of it, if she could.
In addition to the crown, as the 2022 queen, Glenn will also receive a $1,250 scholarship, was presented with a spray of flowers and a silver bowl, and will represent the community at events such as ribbon cuttings, fairs and other area events as an ambassador for Hopkins County and the dairy industry over the next year.
First runner-up for the crown was Sallee Spraggins, daughter of Ben and Amy Spraggins. She too received flowers, will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a silver bowl. Sprague also won the 2022 Talent Award, with which also comes a $500 scholarship. She played the piano and sang Mumford & Sons’ “Below My Feet” during the Talent Contest.
Receiving a $750 scholarship, a silver bowl and flowers as the second runner-up was Jocelyne Yanez, daughter of Juan and Cristin Yanez.
Madelyn Sherman was named the third-runner up for the title of 2022 Dairy Festival Queen. She will receive a $500 scholarship for her efforts as well as a silver bowl and flowers. Sherman also received a gift card for selling the most pageant tickets this year. Sherman is the daughter of Rob and Shannon Sherman
Khira Young, daughter of Matt and Jamie Young, received the first ever Tracey Gold Fox Miss Congeniality Award, an honor voted on by the contestants and awarded the fellow contestant they believed to be the most sincere, kind and helpful. While Miss Congeniality awards have been presented in past years, from this year moving forward the honor now is given in honor of Fox, who had been involved for a number of years before she passed away in 2019. Young also received a gift card for selling 117 pageant tickets, the second most Ticket Sales this year.
In the Little Dippers category, first place for their decorated golf cart wen to Joaquin and Margot Hernandez, son and daughter of Anthony and Vanessa Hernandez. Additional Little Kids or “Little Dippers” participating included Karen and Kaylee Crawford, daughter of John and Dara Crawford; Maudie Pearl Patrick, daughter of Jacob and Robin Boshears-Patrick; and Gus Grimes, son of Adam Grimes and Angela Grimes.
Although 2019 Queen Rachel Bramlett passed the crown on to Glenn, she was awarded a $1,250 scholarship from the Dairy Festival Board for gracefully continuing to represent the Dairy Festival at community events for the past 3 years – returning even after graduating from high school and the end of her term, to be in as many local and regional events as possible. She received a queen’s scholarship for winning the Dairy Festival in 2019. The amount presented Saturday night, June 18, is an amount above that for her continued dedication to the community she loves, even during times of COVID restrictions and when doing so made for a packed scheduled.
As is customary, Dairy Festival Board President Robbin Vaughn presented 2015 Dairy Festival Queen Sidney Dietze with her queen’s portrait. Queen photos are posted for five years for all to enjoy, then, when the photo is retired during the pageant. Craig Roberts provided introductions. Brad Cummings and Bramlett provided entertainment during the pageant.
Recognized for having the first place commercial float in the 2022 HCDF parade was Melba’s Kreations. Receiving second place for having the next best commercial float was CIP (Community Internet Providers) LLC.
Usherettes for the pageant were Caroline Prickette, Lily Glenn, Addison Graves, Lorelai Lilley, Emerson Penny, Tomi Pirtle, Talley Brown and Macey Williams.
The 2023 Hopkins County Dairy Festival is schedule June 9-17. Additional information will be posted as it become available on the Festival’s social media accounts, as well as at www.hopkinscountydairyfestival.com.