2014-06-14 / Top News

Hailey Armstrong Crowned 2014 Lilac Queen


Hailey Armstrong was crowned the 2014 Lilac Queen at the annual coronation ceremony held at Windermere Point Saturday, June 7. She is pictured (third from left) along with her Lilac Court of (from left) Mary Schockling, Peyton Waaso, 2013 Lilac Queen Dana Roguska, Molly Tokarz, Kyra Kolatski, and princess Madison Gamble (front). The Lilac Court presides over the Lilac Festival Parade, scheduled for Sunday, June 15, at 4 p.m. Hailey Armstrong was crowned the 2014 Lilac Queen at the annual coronation ceremony held at Windermere Point Saturday, June 7. She is pictured (third from left) along with her Lilac Court of (from left) Mary Schockling, Peyton Waaso, 2013 Lilac Queen Dana Roguska, Molly Tokarz, Kyra Kolatski, and princess Madison Gamble (front). The Lilac Court presides over the Lilac Festival Parade, scheduled for Sunday, June 15, at 4 p.m. In keeping with a tradition as old as the Lilac Festival itself, recently graduated high school senior Hailey Armstrong was crowned the 65th Lilac Queen at the annual coronation ceremony at Windermere Point Saturday, June 7. The Lilac Festival is Mackinac Island’s biggest event and inaugurates the tourist season.

Mayor Margaret Doud presided over the coronation, saying, “What a beautiful night and what a beautiful way to celebrate Mackinac Island!”

Miss Armstrong was crowned by 2013 Lilac Queen Dana Roguska. The rest of the 2014 Lilac Court includes Mary Schockling, Kyra Kolatski, Molly Tokarz, and Peyton Waaso. Mayor Doud crowned Madison Gamble the 2014 Lilac Princess.


Lilac Queen Hailey Armstrong (from right) with Mayor Margaret Doud and outgoing Lilac Queen Dana Roguska after a coronation ceremony Saturday, June 7, on Windermere Point. Lilac Queen Hailey Armstrong (from right) with Mayor Margaret Doud and outgoing Lilac Queen Dana Roguska after a coronation ceremony Saturday, June 7, on Windermere Point. Celebrating her 50th Anniversary as Lilac Queen is Nancy (nee Chambers) LaBorde, who lives in Crivitz, Wisconsin.

Mayor Doud, who was a Lilac Queen herself in 1963, noted the continued celebration of the festival honors the memory of its founder, Stella King.

“She was a wonderful lady,” Mayor Doud said. “Sixty-five years later, we still celebrate the Lilac Festival and the beautiful ladies of Mackinac Island.”

The Lilac Queen and her court preside over the Lilac Festival and will appear in the Lilac Parade Sunday, June 15, at 4 p.m. The parade begins at Mission Point Resort and travels west along Main Street, finishing at Windermere Point.



Lilac Queen Hailey Armstrong, a recent graduate of Mackinac Island Public School, was crowned Saturday, June 7, in front of a crowd gathered on Windermere Point. Placing the crown on her head is 2013 Lilac Queen Dana Roguska, and looking on are (from left) Kyra Kolatski, Peyton Waaso, Mary Schockling, Molly Tokarz, and Lilac Princess Madison Gamble. Lilac Queen Hailey Armstrong, a recent graduate of Mackinac Island Public School, was crowned Saturday, June 7, in front of a crowd gathered on Windermere Point. Placing the crown on her head is 2013 Lilac Queen Dana Roguska, and looking on are (from left) Kyra Kolatski, Peyton Waaso, Mary Schockling, Molly Tokarz, and Lilac Princess Madison Gamble.

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