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 festivities.
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.