Note: This story appears in the Wednesday, Sept. 25 newspaper on Page B6.
JACKSON — Each year, the Apple Festival Royalty tour the streets of the Jackson Apple Festival.
The 2019 Jackson Apple Festival Royalty, Queen Madison Strawser, First Attendant Brynna Boggs, and Second Attendant Jayden Webb, along with 2018 Little Miss Jadyn Dunkle, and their chaperone Ryan Shoemaker made a few stops around the festival this year.
The first stop on the Royalty’s Apple Festival Tour was the Victory Grange Apple Butter tent, located in front of the Memorial Building. While at the tent each of the Apple Festival Royalty took turns stirring apple butter. The Grange’s Apple Butter has been a mainstay at the festival for the past 60 years.
The royalty along stopped at three different rides or attractions. They checked out the merry go round, the hurricane and the wacky fun house.
Ryan, along with his wife Kristen, are the royalty chaperones. The Shoemakers took over for Judy and Curt Wiggins a few years ago. The Wiggins had served as chaperones for 16 years.