1980

The festival theme this year was “Our Town”.  Queen Susie Miller and Princesses Marnita Batchelor and Kim Hubbard presided over the festival events.  The Royal Escorts were Les Dietrich, Earl Griffith and Shawn Smith.  The Arch Bearers were Debbie Glenn, Kathy Miller, Angie Keys, Mona Miller, Sandra Mikkelson, Lynda Harding, Erin Finley and Cassie Howell.  The Junior Court, future workers in “Our Town” were Mary Lou Slover, Angela Seymour, Monique Lawrence, Citalli Cortex, Kenny DeHart, Nathan England, Cory Kamphaus, Brandt Detering, Elana Massey Cassie Worley, Jason Jensen, Bobby Metteson, Chad Hill,  Mathew Joes, Jacob Hanson, Karen Robinson, Clint Tackitt, Jsson Brooks, Mindy Jeffries, Josh Falconer, Andrew Larkin and Garth Steveson.  The Grand Marshal was Clara Strong.  Mrs. Edna Bennett , Queen Susie’s great grandmother, made the royal crowns.  This was her last year as crown maker.  This was the Annual Edible Apple Contest.  Friday night was the Edible Apple Contest.  Saturday began with the Manson Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, followed by the Hog Jog.  The Grand Parade began promptly at 10 a.m.  There was also an Arts and Crafts Fair at the Elementary School, a Car Show and evening pageant and the Queen’s Ball.

 

1981

“Simply Delicious” was the theme for this year’s festival.  Queen Lynda Harding, Princesses Debbie Glenn, and Kathy Miller reigned over the festival.  Their escorts were Bryan Mullen, Dan Quigley, and Paul Doering.  Trumpeters were Ryan Reed and David Jungk and the Flower Girls were Heather Jeffries and Amy Griffith.  Arch Bearers were Sheila Seymour, Mona Miller, Darla Wilson, Erin Finley, Roxanne Van Doren, and Cassie Howell.  Member of the Junior Court were Mary Lou Slover, Vicki Lepley, Brandee Odorizzi, Angelica Morfin, Citlai Cortez, April Krumm, Heather Smith, Heather Jefferies, Denise Timmons, Alicea Larson, Bobbi Welch, Kamie Goodwin, Rebecca Goyt, Miranda Krone, Amy Griffith, Shannon Beratta, Juli Beth Arnold, Ryan Howell Chad Gosvener, Steven cotton David Jungk, Allen Hair, Seth Nordin, Daryl Errigo, Esvaxsaid Landeras, Sylvester Alejo, Robby Arnold, Ryan Reed, Andy Wisdom and Andy Finley.  Mrs. Nita Bennett made the crowns this year.  Parade Grand Marshal was Jess Peck.  The Edible Apple Contest was held on Friday night.  Saturday there was plenty to see and do starting with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Grand Parade, the annual chicken noodle dinner, the Hog Jog, an Arts and Crafts Fair, a Car Show, the Evening Pageant “Johnny Appleseed” and the Queen’s Ball.

 

1982

“The Days of Doc and Roses” was the festival theme this year.  Queen Mona Miller, Princesses Sheila Seymour, and Roxanne Van Doren reigned over this year’s festival. Escorts were Jeff Gilbert, Lonnie McClellan, and Tony Armbruster. Trumpeters were Benjie Larkin and Sam Hanson, Flower Girls were Megan England and Fawna Lesmeister, Train Bearers were Marianne Howell and Angelica Morfin. Members of the Junior Court were Amanda Pickett, Delisa Mathews, Misty Sellgren, Mary Vannoy, Lizzie Slover, Marianne Howell, Amy McFarland, Kelly Osenback Angelica Morfin, Mikel Whited, Fauna Lesmeister, Megan England, Jason Nunn, Dennis Skaggs, Jeremy Tackitt, Fernando Valencia, Doug Hoots, Nolan Doede, Abel Mendoza, David Bayne, Eric Cochran, Michael Mogan, Dustin Smith, Daniel Valencia, Carlos Luna, Paul Mogan, Benjie Larkin, Sam Hanson, Daryl Errigo, WaiTim Petersen and Aaron Kinney.  Arch Bearers were Heidi Urness, Janelle Griffith, Grace Picton, Reggie Sherman, and Annette Smith.  Boyd and Barbara Walters were the Grand Marshals.  Friday featured once again the Edible Apple Contest, entries were auctioned off to the highest bidder on Saturday.   Saturday there was plenty to see and do starting with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Grand Parade, the annual chicken noodle dinner, the Hog Jog, an Arts and Crafts Fair, a Baseball Game, the Evening Pageant “Days of Doc and Roses” and the Queen’s Ball.

 

1983

The thee chosen for this year’s festival was “Bay of Treasurers”.  Queen Mandy Sackett, Princesses, Reggie Sherman, and Janelle Griffith reigned over this year’s festivities. The escorts were Ray Phelps, Jeff McKenzie, and Richard Reed. Trumpeters were Lonnie Smiddy and Jared Teague, Flower Girls were Beckie Jones, April Kludt, Megan Wisdom, and Carmen Urena.  The Arch Bearers were Christi Arnold, Nina Pace, Heidi Urness, Buffy Querin and Kari Robinson.  Members of the Junior Court were Megan Wisdom, Laura McClendon, Marcy Hegberg, Rustee Freeland, Dusty Hadley, April Kludt, Beckie Jones, Jason Earle, Chris Wall, Michael Guzman, Matthew Thorton, Seth Howell, Courtney Trent, Jonathan Lunsford, Nathan Kamphaus and Lonnie Smitty.  Dick Ward was the Grand Marshal of the parade. This was the only year there was a junior rodeo as part of the festivities.  The rodeo was held at Harlan Knowles Ranch up the Boyd District Road on Sunday.  Friday featured once again the Edible Apple Contest.  Saturday there was plenty to do starting with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Grand Parade, the annual chicken noodle dinner, the Hog Jog, the Edible Apple Auction, an Arts and Crafts Fair, a Baseball Game, the Evening Pageant “Days of Doc and Roses” and the Queen’s Ball.

 

1984

“Blossoms, Buttons and Beaux” as the theme for the 64th annual Manson Apple Blossom Festival.  Queen Nina Pace, Princesses Heidi Urness and Janelle Griffith presided over this year’s festival. Their escorts were David Cordell, Keith Allen, and Tom Howell. Arch Bearers were Barbara Jackson, Lisa Hair, Lupe Lopez, Becky Smith, Shari Burruel, Lisa Mundall and Buffy Querin.  The Trumpeters were Stacy Byquist and Nicholas Stotko and Flower Girls were Carmen Whaley, Susi Martin, Elizabeth Martinez, and Laura Smith.  This year’s Grand Marshal was Ivan Morse.  Friday featured the Edible Apple Contest.  Saturday there was plenty going on from the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Grand Parade, the annual chicken noodle dinner, the Hog Jog, the Edible Apple Auction, an Arts and Crafts Fair, a Seattle Cossacks Exhibition,  a Jack & Jill Softball Tournament, and the Evening Pageant.

 

1985

 

The theme chosen this year was “Branching Out”.  Queen Alice Phelps, Princesses Lupe Lopez, Lisa Hair, Shari Burruel, Lisa Mundall, Magdalena Johnson, Buffy Querin and Stephanie Smith. Their escorts were Jim Harding, John Seymour, Brett La Mar, Greg Snyder, Scott Tackitt, Doug Dietrich, Mike Montgomery, and Todd Lesmeister. Maids of Honor were Teresa Jones, Cicely Trent, Diana Slover, Tammy Collins, Kristi Reynolds Kris Guilmette, Sabrina Moppin, and Tresa Welch.  The Trumpeters were Jeffrey England, Dennis Hoots, Dane Lewman, and Shep Williams.  The Flower Girls were Kaycee Bennett, Fona Crockett, Sara Jones, and Stacia Teague. The Grand Marshal was Ruby Brown.  The festivities began Friday night with the Edible Apple Contest and Saturday began with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Grand Parade, the annual chicken noodle dinner, the Hog Jog, the Edible Apple Auction, an Arts and Crafts Fair, Theatre,  a Jack & Jill Softball Tournament, the Evening Pageant  and an Old Fashion Hoedown.  This was the only time a Queen and royal Court was tried.  In keeping with the festival theme each princess depicted a different activity on the float; swimming, picnicking, tennis, fishing, jogging, and skiing.

1986

 

“Magical Manson” was this year’s theme.  Queen Teresa Jones and Princesses Diana Slover and Tresa Welch reigned over this year’s festival.  Escorts were Paul Finley, Roger Reed, and Drew Lewman.  There were five trumpeters, Shane Collins, Justin Haight, Adam Young, Sean Jeffries, and Cappy Peterson.  The Flower Girls were Sarah Anderson and Sarah Windle and the Train Bearers were Shannon Collins ad Jessica Tackitt.  Royal Maids of Honor were Jennifer Standal, Julie Lesmeister, Britt England, Jaime Lewman, Tara Hubbard, Lauri Burruel, Amy La Mar, Kathy Korsborn, Brooke Steveson and Meleta Cooper.  The Grand Marshal of the parade was Georgia Pittman.  Susi Bennett Edna’s Bennett’s daughter-in-law made the crowns this year.  The festivities began Friday night with the Edible Apple Contest and Saturday began with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Grand Parade, the annual chicken noodle dinner, the Hog Jog, the Edible Apple Auction, an Arts and Crafts Fair, a High School Baseball game, a Jack and Jill Softball Tournament, Children Games at Manson Bay Park, the Evening Pageant and the Queen’s Ball and Grand March.

1987

 

This year’s theme was “A Little Bit of Heaven”.  Queen Brooke Stevenson and Princesses Amy LaMar and Lauri Burruel reigned over this year’s festival.  The Royalty Escorts were Todd Jeffries, Jamie Stenoien and Mike Harris.  Trumpeters and Trainbearers were Michael Steele, Darrick Steele, Kyle Bennett, and Aaron England.  Flower Girls were Juliana England, Celeste McDaniel, and Tiffany Eiesland.  The Parade Grand Marshal was Barbara Fort Hisel.    Grand Pioneers were Arthur Legg, Glenn Morehead and Dorothy Bragg Peterson  The Royal Maids of Honor were April McFarland, Jennifer Allison, Renee Farnsworth, Desiree Sackett, Tracy Spears, Jessica Moreman, Jennifer Jones, Stacia Anderson, Shannon McPherson Kristi Beratta, Renee Snyder and Bobbi Shrader.  This was the first year of selecting not only the Parade Grand Marshal but also selecting Gran Pioneers.  These people were selected because the helped to establish this area.  The Grand March was moved from the Queen’s Ball to the Evening Pageant.  The festivities began Friday night with the Edible Apple Contest and Saturday began with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Grand Parade, the annual chicken noodle dinner, the Hog Jog, the Edible Apple Auction, a Jack and Jill Softball Tournament, an Antique and Classy Cars Bucket Run, Children Games at Manson Bay Park, the Evening Pageant and the Queen’s Ball and Grand March.

1988

 

“A Teddy Bear’s Picnic” was this year’s theme.  Queen Desiree Sackett and Princesses Renee Farnsworth, April McFarland, and Jennifer Allison presided over this year’s festivities.  Escorts were Mark Spears, Larry Cantrell, Andy Finley, and Tim Miller.  The Parade Grand Marshal was William (Bill) Harding Jr.  The Grand Pioneers were John Stanford, Lloyd Turk, and George Venneberg.  Royal Maids of Honor were Shannon McPherson, Bobbi Shrader, Jennifer Howell, Sherry Slover, Darlene Davis, Aana Lauckhart, Jessica Moreman, Tracy Spears, Jeni Jones, Bonny Malone, Renee Snyder, Kristi Beratta, Paula Brandon, Jodi Pittman, and Micki Trent.  Pageant Trumpeters, Train Bearers, and Flower Girls were Eric Garton Shaylee Bevington, Jaycie Brooks, Rosalba Montes, Amber Leffler, and K.C. England. The Grand Pioneers were selected because they were the “Sons” of some of the earliest pioneer families.  This was the first “Pig Jig” fun run.  The Parade Grand Marshal also unveiled the new wood map of Manson donated by the Manson Merchants, located on the side of the Trout building.  The festivities began Friday night with the Edible Apple Contest and Saturday began with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Grand Parade, the annual chicken noodle dinner, the Pig, Jig,  the Edible Apple Auction, an Antique and Classy Cars Bucket Run, the Evening Pageant and Grand March and finally the Queen’s Ball.  Sunday was the Opening of Boating on Lake Chelan.

1989

This year’s theme was “Reflections”.  Queen Shannon McPherson and Princesses Bonny Malone and Sherry Slover reigned over this year’s festival. Their escorts were Ryan Petersen, Chad Clark, and Kyle Jeffries.  The Grand Marshal was Orville “Cork” Ott and the Grand Pioneers were the Manson High School Class of 1928 (Dan Reaugh, Marvel Burrow, LaRue Barkley, Salli Saslov, Curtis Killian, Beuna Brown, Archie King, Ivan Morse, Sam Saslov, Jim Debar, Ruby Phelps, and Dulcie Barnes).  Maids of Honor were  Tracy Spears, Renee Snyder, Kristi Beratta, Jennifer Jones, Monique LaBounty, Aana Lauckhart, Tanya Ulrich, Jessica Moreman, and Kyla Nice.  Train Bearers and Flower Girls were Monica Libbey, Desiree Baker, Janae England, and Katie Koenig.  Trumpeters were Brandon McPherson, Kenny McCord, and Adam Stefaniw.  The festivities began Friday night with the Edible Apple Contest and Saturday began with the Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, the Grand Parade, the annual chicken noodle dinner, the Pig, Jig,  the Edible Apple Auction, a Quilt Show, an Art Show, an Antique and Classy Auto Display,  the Evening Pageant and Grand March and finally the Queen’s Ball.  Sunday was the Opening of Boating on Lake Chelan.