Pageant begins Backus Cornfest celebration
The Backus Corn Fest officially begins Aug. 10, but the bid for Backus royalty kicked off the celebration Aug. 1.
Five young ladies threw their hats into the ring in four different age categories. They include Little Miss (Mikyla Wynn), Jr. Princess (Jasmine Dirks, Debrin Popkes), Princess (Merissa Ford), and Miss Backus (Linzie Schelde).
Little Miss Mikyla Wynn and Miss Backus Renee Rogers, last year’s royalty, attended the kickoff.