Miss Apple Festival Scholarship Pageant

2016 Miss Apple Festival Loren McLaughlin

WHEN:  Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8:00 pm

WHERE:  Murphysboro Middle School Auditorium

EVENT PARTNER:  The Southern Illinoisan

EVENT CHAIRS: Gaye Youngman, Patty Thrailkill, Jessica White, & Kelly Lattan

Click Here to Download the 2017 Miss Apple Festival Information & Application

Tickets for the Queen and Prince & Princess Pageants
can be purchased from the
Murphysboro Apple Festival Offices
110 S. 14th Street
Monday - Thursday, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tickets are $7.00

Meet Our 2016 Apple Festival Queen Contestants

Jenna Dietz

Daughter of
Bill & Jennifer Dietz

Sponsored by
Murphysboro Lions Club

Tori Gill

Daughter of
Ronnie & Lisa Gill

Sponsored by
17th Street Barbecue

Taylor Hazel

Daughter of
Sarah Snyder and
Jason Tweedy

Sponsored by
Express Towing

Brooke Higgerson

Daughter of
Ronnie & Kim Higgerson

Sponsored by
Rednour Steel
Erectors, Inc.

Alex Imhoff

Daughter of
Chris & Shelley Imhoff

Sponsored by
Oliver C. Joseph,

Angel Jones

Daughter of
Joseph & Carla Jones

Sponsored by
Mr. Tuxedo & Bridal

Shelby McKown

Daughter of
Kent & Tracy McKown and
Sheri & Greg Hubbs

Sponsored by
River Radio

Loren McLaughlin

Daughter of
Greg & Charlotte

Sponsored by
The White House Salon

Kayla Roach

Daughter of
Katie Wright and
Brian Roach

Sponsored by
Debbie Pittman,
Polar Investments &
Insurance Services


Chloe Thies

Daughter of
Jason & Jennifer Ross

Sponsored by
Pearson Farm

Lexie Tourville

Daughter of 
John & Michele Tourville

Sponsored by
Corley Chiropractic &
Therapy Center



2017 Miss Apple Festival Pageant Rules & Regulations

  • Contestant must be female & a permanent resident of Jackson County at the time application is made.
  • Contestant must be single, never married, divorced or had a marriage annulled; be of good moral character & never borne a child.
  • Contestant/Miss Apple Festival may not hold another pageant title at the time of the pageant or during reign as queen.
  • Contestant shall not be less than 17 years of age or more than 20 at the time of the pageant.
  • Contestants less than 18 years of age must have written consent of parent.
  • Contestant agrees to have her photograph made at the discretion of the Queen's Committee. It is understood that this photograph may be used in any manner in connection with publicity for the Apple Festival.
  • The contestant chosen as the 2016 Miss Apple Festival agrees to be available to reign over the 2016 Apple Festival & make all personal appearances arranged for by the Apple Festival Committee.
  • If for any reason the winning contestant becomes incapable of performing her duties as Queen, in the opinion of the Apple Festival Committee, she will automatically relinquish her title and scholarship. The runner-up will be named Miss Apple Festival, providing she is qualified. In the event a runner-up is not qualified to serve as Miss Apple Festival, the Apple Festival Committee reserves the right to use the immediate past Miss Apple Festival to fulfill the duties of Queen.
  • Winning contestants must provide proof of registration at a college or university to the Apple Festival Committee to receive scholarship money. Scholarship for Miss Apple Festival will be paid upon completion of her reign as Miss Apple Festival.
  • Contestants will be judged in these areas of competition: swimsuit, evening gown, private interview, & on-stage speaking.
  • Contestant must have a sponsor for the pageant. The sponsor's fee is $100 & contestant must have only one sponsor.
  • The decision of the judges shall be final.
  • The Apple Festival Committee reserves the right to make changes in the pageant rules & regulations.

*Please keep this copy of the rules & regulations for your reference*

For additional information, please contact Gaye Youngman at 618.684.4617

2016 Results

Queen - Loren McLaughlin

1st Runner Up - Shelby McKown

2nd Runner Up - Lori Gill

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