Festival of Lights Queen Pageant

Three women in formal gowns in front of a Christmas tree

2019 Festival Royalty

The 2019 Festival of Lights royalty is Queen Chloe Rogers (center), First Runner-up Jadelyn Everett (left) and Second Runner-up Jexie Bolding.

Rogers, 17, is a junior at East Peoria Community High School and the daughter of Kay and Pam Rogers.

Everett, 17, is a senior at East Peoria Community High School and the daughter of Kristine Kelley and Tim Harris.

Bolding, 16, is a junior at East Peoria Community High School and the daughter of Syndy Bolding.

Rogers was crowned at the conclusion of the 34th annual Festival of Lights Queen Pageant. She received a $1,000 college scholarship and a package of prizes donated by local businesses. The first and second runners-up also receive prizes.

The queen and her court will ride on a float in the 35th annual Festival of Lights Parade November 16. The queen will also reign over all festivities for the 2019 Festival of Lights, make appearances at community events in 2020 and crown the 2020 queen.