Kortni Doane & Jasey Ritchison Crowned Huron Queens;Several From Shoals In 52-Unit Parade Memorial Day


The Huron community revived their Memorial Day Celebration again in 2016, and large crowds attended the varied events on Monday May 30th. Crowned as the Queen of the Huron celebration was Kortni Doane, the 17-year-old daughter of Nora and Darrell Doane, of Mitchell. The crowning is shown on the stage on a beautiful sunny Memorial Day. Crowned as the 2016 Princess was Jasey Ritchison, the 6-year-old daughter of Jacklyn Merry, also of Mitchell. Huron was indeed a busy place on Monday as 52 units were entered in the 2:00 p.m. parade, according to Parade Chairman Jack Triplett. Shoals, and Martin County, was very well represented in the 2016 Memorial Day Parade in Huron. Among the participants included vehicles entered by Don and Dianna Jones, Fred Qualkenbush, Scott Pennington, Jim and Donna Stoughton, Caleb Stiles, and Bruce and Lynn Hawkins. Also participating in the parade were Little Miss Catfish Queen Emma Holt, Catfish Festival Pre-Teen Queen Emma Hert, Rick Johnson on a motorcycle, Martin County Civil Defense, and Shriners from the La-Or-Ma Shrine Club (from Lawrence, Orange, and Martin Counties) riding their Hiram’s Hot Rods, which are mini ’32 Ford replicas.    — Shoals News Photo by Stephen A. Deckard