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Beaux Arts Ball Queen to be crowned from field of 16 young women

Posted: Nov. 26, 2017 12:01 am

QUINCY -- The Art Center invites all to come and celebrate the 87th Beaux Arts Ball with friends and family. This Quincy tradition continues 7 to 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 21. The Oakley-Lindsay Center will once again host the Ball, and music will be provided by Mobile Entertainer. The reigning queen, Erica Elyse Ernst, daughter of John and Debbie Ernst, will crown the new queen during the coronation ceremony at 8 p.m. Ben Van Ness will serve as master of ceremonies.

Major sponsors for the ball are Friends of the Art Center, Gardner Denver, Kohl Wholesale, Quincy Medical Group, Quincy Recycle, Refreshment Services Pepsi and Sturhahn Jewelers.

Additional sponsors include 8th Avenue, Architechnics Inc., Freiburg Insurance Agency, Kennedy Wealth Group, Oxi Fresh, Schuecking's Men Wear, Specs, Wellman Florist, The Herald Whig and WGEM-TV.

The Beaux Arts Ball has been held annual in Quincy since 1930. It was sponsored by the Quincy Art Club and held at the Lincoln-Douglas Hotel. Since 1940, the Queen candidates have helped to sell tickets to the Ball. Over the years the people and places have changed numerous times, but the main focus of the Beaux Arts Ball has always been to support the visual arts in the community through the Quincy Art Center.

For the ninth year, the Beaux Arts Ball Commission will recognize not only the fundraising abilities of the queen candidates but their volunteer efforts as well. The Beaux Arts Ball Young Woman of Achievement Award will be presented during the Beaux Arts Ball Coronation and will be awarded to a young woman who has taken the additional initiative to volunteer at the Quincy Art Center.

Tickets are $20 in advance and may be purchased from any queen candidate or at the Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey St. Tickets will be $25 at the door on the night of the event. Students younger than 14 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Student IDs will be required.

Tables of eight may be reserved for $75 by contacting any Queen candidate. Open seating is available, but tables must be reserved. Reserved tables do not include admission to the ball. Food trays may be purchased in advance for $25 from any Queen candidate. Table and food reservations must be made on or before Friday, Dec. 15.

Queen Candidates

Krystal Ann Burgtorf, daughter of Sam and Kelly Burgtorf

Grace Suzanne Crickard daughter of George and Maureen Crickard

Natalia Joy Fasano daughter of Bryan and Debbie Fasano

Grace Morgan Frese, daughter of Doug Frese and Virginia Frese

Alexis Mary Gerdes, daughter of Jennifer Gerdes and the late Parker Gerdes

Molly Kathryn Kim, daughter of the late Dr. Hoon and Suzan Kim

Sophia Caroline Marcolla, daughter of Richard and Lora Marcolla

Sarah Ann McIntyre, daughter of Duane McIntyre and Ellen McIntyre

Madison Jo McPherson, daughter of Jeffrey and Kathy McPherson

Kaylyn Lauree Orpet-Hulett daughter of Ryan Hulett and Tegan Orpet -Hulett

Brenna Kathleen Phillips, daughter of Scott and Cindy Phillips

Keaghan Josie Rodemich, daughter of Kirk and Tonya Rodemich

Emma Rose Schlepphorst, daughter of Dr. John and Tracy Schlepphorst

Emily Allyne Sohn daughter of Jim and Carrie Sohn

Cassandra Kay Steffen, daughter of Kurt and Angela Steffen and Christina and Vance Wilson

Grace Lanae Witte, daughter of Art and LuAnn Witte


Alpha Ahtziri Cepeda daughter of Letty and Armando Cepeda

Ashley Nicole Feldberg, daughter of Greg and Michelle Feldberg

Sofia Blanca Fernandez daughter of Carlos and Sara Fernandez

Payden Olivia Frese daughter of Ruth Willis and Tom and Tiffany Frese

Lauren Elise Fuglaar, daughter of Keith and Lisa Fuglaar

Anna Catherine Gabel, daughter of Keith and Susan Gabel

Abby Grace Haugh daughter of Jared and Elizabeth Haugh

Maacah Lea Heberlein, daughter of T. and Connie Heberlein

Skylar Rose Heinze daughter of Brian and Beth Heinze

Kendall Claire Herman, daughter of Randy and Amy Herman

Anika Eileen Jackson, daughter of Mindy Jackson

Mikayla Danielle Kennedy daughter of Jeff and Kim Kennedy

Brianna Lynn Krogman daughter of Mark and Julie Krogman

Hattie Jane Kurk daughter of Mike and Suzanne Kurk

Anna Elizabeth Moore daughter of Ed Moore and Dee Moore

Honor Helen Morgan, daughter of David and Lorraine Morgan

Cameron Daisy Phipps daughter of Cory and Dawn Phipps

Halle Marie Smith daughter of Michael and Jill Smith

Sadie Elizabeth Smith, daughter of Jay and Angie Smith

Sophia Rose Soltwedel, daughter of Kevin and Michelle Soltwedel

Emma Catherine Staff daughter of John and Cathy Staff

Abigail Moore Stratman, daughter of Eric and Julie Stratman

Alison Nicole Tracy daughter of Joe and Jill Tracy

Chole Katherine Wedding daughter of David and Angela Wedding

Haley Elizabeth Young daughter of Bryan and Sarah Young


Olivia Lindsay Clayton, daughter of Robert and Erin Clayton

Olivia Adair Dohm, daughter of Suzanne Dohm

Sophie Christina Jones, daughter of Christie Jones

Meagan Adeline Mero, daughter of John and Tanya Mero

Abigail Lydia Oakley, daughter of Hal and Kathy Oakley

Mallory Allowishes Phillips, daughter of Ryan and Amanda Phillips

Megan Careen Sohn, daughter of Jim and Carrie Sohn

Taylor Elizabeth Knuffman, daughter of Bryan and Lisa Knuffman

Tori Annette Allen, daughter of Clint and Heather Allen


Marcus Reid Allen, son of Clint and Heather Allen

Benjamin Emmett Amos, son of Ronald and Heather Amos

John Patrick Brown, son of Ryan and Elizabeth Brown

Daxton Michael Flowerree, son of Michael and Kathy Flowerree

Bryce Maxwell Mero, son of John and Tanya Mero

Brian Allen McIntyre, son of Duane McIntyre and Ellen McIntyre

Logan Schuyler Ross, son of Kevin and Julie Ross

Alec Nielsen Stevenson, son of John and Dale Stevenson


Katherine Elizabeth Brown, daughter of Ryan and Elizabeth Brown

Ellie Marie Lavery, daughter of John and Carrie Lavery

Finleigh Rose Miller, daughter of Isaac and Kristina Miller

Isabel Faith Rush, daughter of Tom and Betsty Rush

Jane Murphy Schelp, daughter of Spencer and Katie Schelp

Nancy Lynn Scholz, daughter of Charles and Jamie Scholz

Elise Claire Sedovic, daughter of Tim and Karen Sedovic

Ella Elyce Sharkey, daughter of Tony and Kate Sharkey


Keeden Ryan Orpet-Hulett, son of Ryan Hulett and Tegan Orpet-Hulett

Jacob Owen Mays, son of Andrew and Laura Mays

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