Miranda Dutour was crowned queen for the 2013 Momence Glad Fest Wednesday evening. Nine-year-old Savannah Anderson was crowned the festival princess.
The 76th Gladiolus Festival kicked off its run with the annual crowning of the queen and princess at the Momence High School football field.
Activities, including a parade, will run through the weekend.
17-year-old Miranda is the daughter of Todd and Amanda LaCosse, and Josh and Jenna Dutour. She will be a senior at Momence High School.
Nine-year-old Savannah is the daughter of Brigitte and Bill Dhom, and Ruben Anderson. She will be in the fourth grade at Je-Neir Elementary School in Momence.
The crowning of the girls extends a long tradition in Momence. The first queen was crowned in 1938, at the advent of the Glad Fest. The tradition of crowning a princess dates back to 1949.
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