West Tenn. Strawberry Festival ends with final crown
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HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — It’s been a fun-filled week at the 78th annual West Tennessee Strawberry Festival, and to cap off the festivities was the naming of the Miss Teen Territorial Revue. “It is a dream come true, said Macy Garner, Miss Teen Territorial Revue. “I’ve been dreaming to wear this red cape my whole life, and to finally wear this and experience this — it’s a dream come true.” The Queen of the Strawberry Festival pageant features four age groups and more than 140 pageant queens looking to be crowned. The pageant caps off the week of events by naming Miss Teen and Queen Territorial Revue. “When we crown our territorial girl, it’s kind of like we ended our weeklong festivities, so it’s a good ending,” Georgann McFarland said. However, it’s not all about the crown, as the queen becomes the face of the city of Humboldt. “It’s more than just winning a title,” Morgan Martin said. “We get to go out and represent the festival and the city of Humboldt.” Martin won last year’s Queen Territorial Revue and knows well what it means to be crowned the Queen of the Strawberry Festival. “The week of the Strawberry Festival is our biggest week, and we get to go to different events and see what they are all about,” Martin said. “I didn’t know there were so many events until this year, and my favorite was the opening ceremonies.” Nerves are a big factor in these types of pageants, and the parents are no stranger to them. “We are nervous,” Brian Garner said. “Also, we want them to do their best. We share a part of the emotions that go along with it.” As the festivities end, the more than 200 volunteers already begin looking forward to 2016.