Eva Bouldin named 2022 Festival Queen
By Polly Steenbergen, Logan Chamber

Posted on September 28, 2022 9:34 AM

On Thursday, September 22, the Logan County Chamber of Commerce hosted the  2022 Tobacco and Heritage Festival Queen Pageant at deGraffenreid Auditorium. This event was the first event of the Tobacco and Heritage Festival. A total of 25 high School-aged girls competed for the title of Tobacco and Heritage Festival Queen.

Eva Bouldin, a senior at Logan County High School and daughter of Thomas and Lori Bouldin, was crowned Queen. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship to the college of her choice.

First runner up was Lily Bibb, second runner up was Dory Scott, third runner up was Emma Jackson, and Miss Congeniality was Ellie George.

Contestants also included: Morgan Taylor, Mattie Stratton, Meredith Chapman, Sophia Corbin, Erin Hochstetler, Lillian Harris (top10), Jordan Cothern, Ella Violette, Elana Edler, Avy Marshall, Akiah Bell, Rhyan Curry (top10), Graciann Beard (top10), Rileigh Gossett, Natalie Cates (top10), Madison Cardwell, Carley Covington, Lauren Fuller (top 10), Lyla Porter, and Landry Faith Hankins.

Ben Brown served as the Emcee for the event. Stage decorations were provided by Ruth Ellen’s Flowers. Floral bouquets were provided by Oak N Ivy Florist. Photography for the event was provided by Sarah Herron Photography. Sponsors for the event were H&H Sheetmetal, Logan Aluminum, and US Bank.

Volunteers included Ann Page McReynolds, Angie Robertson, Alvy Holloway, Molly Roberson, Lisa Davis, Elleana Lowe, and Jeff Manley. The Queen and her court will ride in the Tobacco & Heritage Festival Parade on Saturday, Oct. 8, through downtown Russellville.

Shown in the group picture are, from left, standing, Elana Edler, Erin Hochstetler, Carley Covington, Sophia Corbin, Avril Marshall, Ella Violette, Madison Cardwell, Mattie Stratton, Rileigh Gossett, Lyla Porter, Morgan Taylor, Jordan Cothern, Meredith Chapman, Landry Hankins and Akiah Bell; seated, Rhyan Curry, Lauren Fuller, Lillian Harris, Graciann Beard, Natalie Cates, Dory Scott, Lily Bibb, Eva Bouldin, Emma Jackson and Ellie George.

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