Jaelynn Velez named 2022 Little Miss Apple FestivalFree Access




Pictured following the crowning are 2022 Jackson Apple Festival Queen Abby Donley, 2022 Little Miss Apple Festival Queen Jaelynn Velez, 2021 Little Miss Apple Festival Queen Hadley House, 2022 Apple Festival 2nd Attendant Emma Davis, and 2022 Apple Festival 1st Attendant Jade Winters. (Telegram Photo by Jeremiah Shaver)

The final part of the 2022 Little Miss Apple Festival Queen Contest was held the morning of Saturday, Sept. 24, at the 81st Annual Jackson Apple Festival.

The contest was held on the Jackson Area Festivals & Events (JAFE) Stage. There were 10 young ladies competing for the crown. These young ladies had competed once before and had been narrowed down from a larger pool of girls back in April.

2022 Little Miss Apple Festival Queen Contest:

The finalists competing Saturday were Cayden Boggs, Emma Brandau, Molly Dupree, Lynlee Ervin, Scarlet Kight, Katelynn Kisor, Ocean Polder, Lydia Springer, Jaelynn Velez, and Layla Wayland. Each finalist had to answer a series of questions during the contest.

2021 Little Miss Apple Festival Queen Hadley House is pictured crowning Jaelynn Velez as the 2022 Little Miss Apple Festival Queen. (Telegram Photo by Jeremiah Shaver)

After a short intermission, it was announced that Jaelynn Velez, daughter of Stephanie McGinnis and Patrick Waldron, was chosen as the 2022 Little Miss Apple Festival Queen.

2021 Little Miss Apple Festival Queen Hadley House had the honor of crowning Velez. The new little miss will reign through the end of the 2023 Apple Festival.

2022 Little Miss Apple Festival Queen Crowning:

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