Royalty Set to Reign Over Knox Harvest Festival

Miss Harvest 2015 Keisha Ashton
Miss Harvest 2015 Keisha Ashton

The Knox Harvest Festival returns to downtown this weekend with activities for the entire family. The first event actually took place last weekend with the festival pageant, sponsored by the Knox Moose Family Center. Keisha Ashton of North Judson was crowned Miss Harvest. She’s a junior at North Judson-San Pierre High School.

Little Mister Harvest Festival is Jayden Prater and Isabella Clark won the little miss contest. Makinzie Sanders was the 1st runner up; Brynlee Littleton – 2nd runner up; Carleigh Risner and Emmalyn Johnson also competed.

Look for the Harvest Festival royalty in Sunday’s parade down Main Street. WoodStarke founder and correspondent for “The Leader” M.J. Bendt will be the grand marshal.

The Starke County Historical Society will also offer courthouse tours during this year’s festival. Students from each of the three high schools in Starke County will serve as guides. Enter the courthouse through the Main Street door across from the Moose Lodge. Tours will be offered tomorrow from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Sunday from noon until 3.

Tomorrow’s activities include a 10 a.m. opening prayer and flag raising ceremony and a pet parade. Quarter bingo will be offered from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. and from 3 until 6 p.m. at the Moose area. Several bands are scheduled to perform throughout the day and into the evening hours as well. Knox Harvest Festival 2015 Schedule