Petunia Festival Court

Congratulations to Our 2022 Royalty!

Photos by Jennifer Lubbs
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Petunia Festival Queen

Kendall Fassler, daughter of Chad and Lora Fassler, is the 2022 Petunia Festival Queen. Kendall is a student at Faith Christian School where she is a teacher’s aide, head photographer for the yearbook staff, and on the worship team for chapel time. Kendall loves working at Meusel’s Dairy Delight. After high school she plans on attending Sauk Valley Community College before moving to Kona, Hawaii to participate in the YWAM (Youth With a Mission) program.

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Pinky Petunia

Katelyn Fassler, daughter of Matt and Amanda Fassler, is the 2022 Pinky Petunia. Katelyn is a homeschooled student who is active in extracurricular activities at Faith Christian School. She has played basketball, volleyball and soccer as well as taken choir and participated in musicals. She loves to volunteer with her church’s youth programs and summer camps as her favorite activities involve spending time with young kids. After high school, Katelyn would like to find a job where she works with children.

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Petunia Festival Attendant

Leah Kuehl, daughter of Mike and Jen Kuehl, is a 2022 Petunia Festival Attendant. Leah is a student at Dixon High School where she participates in track and field, tennis, band, and Key Club. She also is a member of the Community Engagement Committee where she is a voice for the students at Dixon Public Schools. Leah also enjoys her part-time job at Culver’s. Leah plans to attend a four-year university after high school, possibly pursuing a career in engineering.

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Petunia Festival Attendant

Esther Whitcombe, daughter of Paul Whitcombe and Reni Whitcombe, is a 2022 Petunia Festival Attendant. Esther is a student at Dixon High School where she plays trumpet in the band and is a member of the dance team. She has danced at Centerstage Dance Company for 15 years and enjoys spending time with her family and playing with her dogs. Esther has worked at Arthur’s Garden Deli and currently is employed at her father’s office, the Law Office of Paul Whitcombe. She is not sure about her plans after high school but is considering paths leading to law or nursing. After high school he plans to join the military and eventually have a career in solar technology installation.

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Petunia Festival King

Logan Moeller, son of Matt and Cheryl Moeller, is the 2021 Petunia Festival King. Logan is a student at Dixon High School where he Class President and is involved in Key Club, Student Council and Tennis. Logan also has a part-time job at Coffee Crush and helps out with his family’s dance studio, Centerstage. He also works at Camp Benson during the summers. After graduation, Logan intends to pursue a degree in business.

Now Seeking 2023 Royalty Applicants!

Each year the Dixon Petunia Festival Royalty Committee searches for candidates.

If you are someone who enjoys meeting people and representing Dixon as your hometown, you may be the person we are looking for! Our committee would like the Petunia Festival court to include the following roles:



Please apply for your preferred position by checking the box on your application form. (Only female candidates for Pinky, please!)

The candidates must be juniors with a Dixon address who are willing to give freely of their time during the Petunia Festival and on other special occasions. We are looking for outgoing and responsible individuals to fill these five positions. Your appearance will be required several times for several hours each day of the Festival and also for three or more area parades during the summer and fall.

Please download an application packet by clicking the button below. When completed, the following should be returned in a folder or envelope or via email (preferred):

  • the attached application form
  • two personal reference letters (limit of one teacher/coach/counselor)
  • the signed parental consent form and contract, and
  • one photo of yourself (by yourself).

Drop off this packet off in the mail slot to the right of the door in the Petunia Festival Office, 77 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, by Saturday, April 1, 2023. If you prefer, you may email a complete packet to instead of dropping off a hard copy. Complete applications that are turned in by 4pm April 1st will be accepted for consideration.

Judging for the royalty will take place Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 1pm at the Petunia Festival Office. Only candidates who are available for this judging will be included for consideration as the court is selected at the conclusion of the judging on the 23rd and announced later that day.

Any candidates who are not chosen for the Petunia Festival Court will have the option to participate in the Petunia Festival Ambassador program. More details about this will be shared on April 23rd.

If you have any questions, call DeAnne White at 815‐440‐0129.