Front row, l-r: Madison Torres, Noah Haycox and Laney Schmidt
Back row: Tara Caris and Hannah Lutman. not pictured: Rheanna Addison
The Oak Harbor Apple Festival Royalty held preliminaries to choose the 2013-2014 Apple Blossom and Johnny Appleseed on Sunday, Sept. 8. The judges have chosen Laney Schmidt as this year’s Apple Blossom and Madison Torres as Apple Blossom Attendant. Noah Haycox has been chosen as the 2013-2014 Johnny Appleseed.
Apple Blossom Laney Schmidt is the six year old daughter of Scott and Erin Schmidt of Graytown. She is a kindergartener at RC Waters Elementary.
Apple Blossom Attendant Madison Torres is the five year old daughter of Lauren Torres of Graytown. She is also in kindergarten at RC Waters.
Johnny Appleseed Noah Haycox is the six year old son of Daniel and Doris Haycox of Oak Harbor. He is a first grader at RC Waters Elementary.
This year’s contestants for Apple Festival Queen are Tara Caris and Rheanna Addison.
Tara Caris is the 15 year old daughter of Suzanne Caris of Oak Harbor. She is a sophmore at Oak Harbor High School. Tara earned second place in the State of Ohio Retirement Program, also called the SERS Program. As an eighth and ninth grader she sang with the choir at the Apple Festival.
Rheanna Addison is the 13 year old daughter of Gladys Crawford of Oak Harbor. She is a freshman at Oak Harbor High School where she has been a cheerleader for 2 years. She has collected food for the food banks and volunteers whereever she can. She has received The Presidential Academic Excellence Award, as well as awards for Perfect Attendance, Most Improved and High Jumps in Cheerleading her first year.
This year’s contestant for Apple Festival Princess is Hannah Lutman.
Hannah Lutman is the 12 year old daughter of Amy Lutman and Ron Lutman, both of Oak Harbor. She is a 7thgrader at Oak Harbor Middle School where she is a cheerleader and member of the Choir. Hannah also participates in softball, golf and tumbling. She is a five year member of the Sew and Sew Much More 4-H Club. She attends Shoreline Church where she is a member Category 6. Hannah currently represents Oak Harbor as the 2102-13 Apple Festival Princess Runner-up. During her reign she has been active in many community activities including town-wide clean-up. As a 5th and 6th grader Hannah was on the honor roll, maintaining a 4.0 GPA.
Oak Harbor Apple Festival Queen Linda Nietfeld and her Court would like to invite everyone to attend this year’s Opening Ceremonies and Royalty Contest, which takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 9 a.m. on the Main Stage (in front of the post office).