Congratulations to Our 2021 Royalty!

Photos by Jennifer Lubbs

Petunia Festival Queen

Marlee Oros, daughter of Andrew and Mary Oros, is the 2021 Petunia Festival Queen.  Marlee is a student at Dixon High School where she participates in Cheerleading, Theater and Group Interpretation. Outside of school she works at the Willey Flower Company, as well as tutoring younger students. She serves on Faith Assembly of Grand Detour’s worship team and teaches children’s church as well. After high school, Marlee wants to attend a 4-year university and eventually become an English Professor.

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.

Petunia Festival Attendant

Ellenor Zimmerman, daughter of Corinne and Eric Zimmerman, is this year’s female attendant. Ellenor is a student at Dixon High School where she is involved in many extracurricular activities including Theater, Track, Math Team, Student Council, Key Club (of which she is President), Band and Jazz Band. While she loves the time she spends in all of those activities, she is most passionate about the time she spends in Cheer and in the volunteer opportunities that the Cheer Squad participates. When she has free time, Ellenor can often be found babysitting for other families or biking. Ellenor is still deciding what life after high school will look like for her but she knows that she wants to do something that makes a positive impact on society!

Petunia Festival Attendant

Jacob Schumacher, son of Kandi and Matt Schumacher, is this year’s male attendant. Jacob is a student at Dixon High School and is involved in Theater and Key Club. Outside of school, Jacob enjoys scuba diving, hiking and is working on getting his pilot’s license. Jacob also works for his family’s construction company. After high school he plans to join the military and eventually have a career in solar technology installation.

Pinky Petunia

Madison Cumberland, daughter of Michele and Troy Cumberland, is the 2021 Pinky Petunia. Madison is a student at Dixon High School where she is involved in Dance Team, Soccer, Theater, Madrigals, Student Council and Key Club. She is also involved in the Penguin Project and is Key Club’s District 13 Lieutenant Governor.  She has volunteered as a Petunia Festival Ambassador in the past. Madison loves her job at Culver’s. After high school, Madison intends to go to college with the ultimate goal of being a pediatrician someday.

Now Seeking 2022 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:

  • completed 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).

Packets should be dropped off in the mail slot to the right of the door in the Petunia Festival Office, 77 S. Hennepin Ave., Dixon, by Friday, April 1, 2022. 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, May 1, 2022 at 1pm via Zoom or in person (TBD). 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 1st and announced later that week..

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 May 1st.

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

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