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Past Cherry Queens

Meet Our National Cherry Festival Queens

For decades we've upheld the tradition of crowning one accomplished, local, young lady as our Cherry Queen. Below we're showcasing each Queen we've had throughout the years. Respectfully, during WWII and the Great Depression the festival took a hiatus, which is why you'll see Queens missing for those years.

1925

Gertrude Brown

1928

Helen Boughey

1931

Maxine Weaver

1934

Anna May York

1937

Eliene Lyon

1940

Barbara Brown

1948

Vonnie Verno

1951

Mary Lonn Trapp

1954

Gail Krahnke

1957

Kay Lahym

1960

Murrie Tompkins

1963

Mary Kardes

1966

Mary Jane Nolan

1969

Barbara Ann Beckett

1972

Trudy Yarnell

1975

Dorinda Murray

1978

Ann Alward

1981

Lynn VanBogelen

1984

Kimberlee Broome

1987

Cindy Pleva

1991

Mitzie McKay

1993

Ami Lynn Curtiss

1996

Amy Houdek

1999

Erin Sullivan

2002

Ashley Prusick

2005

Courtney Fountain

2008

Megan Umulis

2011

Jordan Blaker

2014

Chelsea Lajko

2017

Ashley Schichtel

1926

Charlotte Kearns

1929

Margaret Bachi

1932

Carolyn Hazzard

1935

Genevieve Pepera

1938

Josephine LaFrainer

1941

Christie Michels

1949

Anne Maurer

1952

Ruth Madonna Belanger

1955

Sharon Dolan

1958

Marcia Wamsley

1961

LuEllen Benson

1964

Elaine Sanford

1967

Linda Kaye Christie

1970

Paula Ann Maxwell

1973

Rebecca Jean Rolsen

1976

Carol Murry Grishaw

1979

Marlene Polus

1982

Cheryl Powell

1985

Michele Reitz

1988

Holly Ann Clark

1990

Karen Brzeznski

1994

Christina Wills

1997

Miranda Kogelman

2000

Jennifer Brakel

2003

Kelly Plucinski

2006

Kaley Schroeder

2009

Angela Sayler

2012

Meg Howard

2015

Danielle Bott

1927

No festival held during the depression.

1930

Signe Holmer

1933

Morella Oldham

1936

Ardis Manney

1939

Jean Halmond

1942-1947

No festival due to World War II.

1950

Joyce English

1953

Everil Meloche

1956

Nancy Phillips

1959

Melissa Tornberg

1962

Geri Schmidt

1965

Linda Hale

1968

Julie Ann Hamilton

1971

Trudy Ann Lindsay

1974

Lois Jean Rider

1977

Patricia Cima

1980

Susan Smith

1983

Angel Dunn

1986

Joy VanderSteen

1989

Elizabeth Gertz

1992

Susan Beth Olney

1995

Sara Veliquette

1998

Kelli Kaberle

2001

Kelsey Hewitt

2004

Maggie Schneider

2007

Danielle Moss

2010

Maria LaCross

2013

Sonya Sayler

2016

Abbey Kaufman
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