Seventeen-year-old Veronica Inglis was crowned Queen of the Gladiolus Festival in Momence last evening. Ten-year-old Alexis Lehning was cowned Princess to get the 2015 Glad Festival underway. The five-day celebration continues with a Kid's Parade at 6:30 pm today.
The princess and queen coronation were held at the Momence High School football field. Veronica is the daughter of Jack & Mlelissa Inglis. Alexis is a 5th grader and the daughter of Tom & Sissi Lehning.
The Glad fest theme is remembering the old businesses of the "Old Bordertown."
Friday offers the Old Car Parade at 5:30 p. followed by the Main Street parade at 6 pm. The Grand Street Parade steps off at 3 pm Saturday. Several other activities include the carnival, live music entertainment, car show and flea market, and the flower exhibit at the Graham House Thursday, Friday and Saturday.