Queen Pageant a great success

To the editor:

Thanks to a number of people and businesses, the Houghton County Fair Queen Pageant 2013 was a great success. We would like to acknowledge those individuals for their generosity in the giving of their time, money and services.

The corporate sponsors of the pageant were Superior Equipment & Events and Superior National Bank & Trust. Queen sponsors include the Continental Fire Company, Vollwerth and Baroni Co., Credit Services Inc., Sew Sisters, LJJ Construction, Celebrations Bridal and Formal, Laiti Jewelers, Surplus Outlet, Midwest Loan Services and M&M Powersports. In addition, Cormac of the Shelden Grill provided the queen candidate dinner, Superior Monogramming donated the sashes, flowers were given by Tadych’s Econo Foods Floral Dept. and Jano Chappell of the Laser Lady donated the plaques.

Last but not least, Kiira Baril, Mark Wilcox and Suzanne Sanregret did an outstanding job as judges, Mick Hagwell and Lori Budweg audited the scoring, and Dan and Denise Kinnunen coordinated the sound system. Taana Kallianinen donated her time to provide all of the photography and co-superintendent, Judy Zurcher worked behind the scenes to keep the pageant running smoothly. An event such as this, would never exist were it not for the people in our community who make it happen. For this we are extremely grateful, and offer our heartfelt thanks. Most sincerely,

Judy Usitalo and

Ruth Antioho

Pageant Superintendents