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Festival of Lights Queen Pageant

Festival of Lights Queen Pageant

The 2017 Festival of Lights royalty is Queen Jerelyn Joos (center), first runner-up Kayla King (left) and second runner-up Rebecca Ransom (right). 

Jerelyn Joos has been crowned the 2017 Festival of Lights queen. Joos, 16, a junior at East Peoria Community High School, was the winner of the Festival of Lights Queen Pageant which occurred on Nov. 12. She is the daughter of Chad and Melissa Joos.

First runner-up is Kayla King, 18, a freshman at Illinois Central College. She is the dughter of Melissa King.

Second runner-up is Rebecca Ransom, 16, a junior at EPCHS and the daughter of Steve and Sheila Ransom.

Contestants had to be residents of East Peoria, students at East Peoria Community High School or alumni of EPCHS; be single and between the ages of 16 and 20. They were judged on poise, appearance, personality and a final question.

Joos received a $1,000 college scholarship and a package of prizes donated by local businesses. King and Ransom also receive prizes. 

The queen and her court will ride on a float in the 33rd annual Festival of Lights Parade Nov. 18. The queen will also reign over all festivities for the 2017 Festival of Lights, make appearances at community events in 2018 and crown the 2018 queen.



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