Past Peanut Queens

Past Peanut Queens

Naming of a queen has always been a special part of the Peanut Festival celebration. In earlier years, the queen’s competition was used as a fund-raiser with the title going to the young lady raising the most money and the queen and her court were entertained. In recent years, the queen is selected by a panel of judges during a pageant in which the queen candidates provide the entertainment as they compete in categories of poise & personality, interview, most photogenic and talent.

Former Peanut Festival Queens are listed below. (Names are as they were at time of reign.)

1945: Frankie Lois Richardson 1946: Margaret Skidmore 1947: Dorothy Ann Smith
1948: Marjorie Manville 1949: Betty Herod 1950: Virginia Spann
1951: Mildred Wilkins 1952: Pat Ramey 1953: Ruth Smith
1954: Doris Kyle 1955: Elaine Brimberry 1956: Linda Faye Jones
1957: Sandra Walton 1958: Paulette Kitcher 1959: Carmen Dailey
1960: Martha Jones 1961: Zoe Walton 1962: No Festival
1963: Pat Caveness 1964: Lynn Salmon 1965: Kay Dailey
1966: Lynn Murray 1967: Annette Warner 1968: Vicki Henderson
1969: Helen Buntyn 1970: Joni Turner 1971: Dianne Henderson
1972: Martha Huff 1973: Charm Pennington 1974: Connie Salmon
1975: Thala Murray 1976: Anita Salmon 1977: Tammye Jenkins
1978: Marsha Skidmore 1979: Brenda Stuart 1980: Suzanne Owens
1981: Elaine Wake 1982: Jill Stephens 1983: Patricia Fillippa
1984: Tami Rice 1985: Sandy Shaver 1986: Stacy Vaden
1987: Tracy Plum 1988: Laura Childress 1989: Sonja Frisby
1990: Lisa Platt 1991: Cessily Walker 1992: Kristi Arceneaux
1993: Adrianne Rhone 1994: Penny Lockey 1995: Jennifer Goolsby
1996: Gretchen Huff 1997: Holly Stuckey 1998: Amanda Caskey
1999: Lisa Payne 2000: Jennifer Bradley 2001: Jennifer Fehrle
2002: Krystal Shipman 2003: Rebecca Bradley 2004: Amber Brimberry
2005: Molly Bennett 2006: Julie Goolsby 2007: Meredith Dotson
2008: Rashel Dameron 2009: Kelsie Weisinger 2010: Alex Stephenson
2011: Bethany Owens 2012: Julie Riess 2013: Shelby Fraunberger
2014: Holly Musick 2015: Kadie Richburg 2016: Hailee Sheridan
2017: Madelyn Conner 2018: Carly Parker