Crowning a king and queen for Perchville is a long-standing tradition to honor individuals
who give back to our community, and this year’s choices do just that.
Jerry and Annge are both lifelong Tawas area residents.
They both attended Tawas Area Schools and as adults have been working in
so many ways to make Tawas a great place to call home.
Jerry has been a part of the Iosco News-Herald & Oscoda Press for the past 43
years, currently as the Production Manager.
He is also the organizer of one of the areas favorite summer events,
Summerfest. Summerfest is the perfect
example of someone sharing their passion, in this case with cars, and making it
something special for everyone. Each
July Jerry organizes the classic car parade and show, and over the years it has
grown to include many other activities during the weekend. Jerry also volunteers to help with many other
events in the area. When Back to the
Bricks is in town, Jerry helps with the cars and drivers to ensure everyone’s safety
for the parade and car show. Jerry also volunteers with 4th of July festivities, Perchville and Blues by the
Bay. Jerry was the 4-H archery
instructor and served as President of the Iosco Sportsmen’s Club.
Annge Horning has worked for the residents
of East Tawas and Tawas City for more than 21-years and has been the Tawas City Manager
for the last four years. She has served on the
Board of Directors for the Tawas Area
Chamber of Commerce since 2012. And she also sits on Northern Michigan Ministries
Board of Ascension, of which our local hospital is a member. Annge has volunteered her time for Perchville
and Blues by the Bay, and the Heritage Coast Grand Prix and
Octoberfest when those events were held. She has previously served on the East Tawas Planning
Commission, on the Board of Directors as Secretary for the Tawas Area Knothole
Association (Huron East), and was a member of the Tawas Bay Players. Annge has
also volunteered her time and leadership by serving on the boards of directors
for state and international professional associations.
The Perchville Junior King and Queen – nominated by their peers and selected from
area fifth, sixth and seventh-grade students – will also reign over the
Maximus Buyssens, a sixth grader at Tawas Area Middle School, and Mahcayla Nichols, a
seventh-grader at Holy Family School will represent this year’s Jr. Royalty.
Perchville royalty must demonstrate “generosity in community spirit through volunteerism,
leadership and support to the Tawas area”.
This year’s Court surpasses that criteria. They are true examples of why the Tawas area
is one of the greatest places to live, work and play.