"a tradition of summertime fun!"
PO Box 210
Huron Ohio 44839
Timeline & Important Dates:
Deadline for applications: JUNE 16th at NOON
Pageant interviews: JUNE 28th and 29th
Pageant: JULY 7th
Judges from left to right: Tracy Callihan Plue, Kathy Mussell, and Beth Grieves.
(Photo by Peaches and Honey Creative Media).
Tracy Callihan Plue
Tracy's hometown is Huron, Ohio, having graduated from Huron High School in 1989. She earned her degree in Education from Bowling Green State University in 1994 and received her Masters degree in Guidance and Counseling in 2002. She is entering her 29th year of teaching, teaching third grade for the Perkins Local School District. Tracy resides in Sandusky with her husband and daughter.
Tracy was the 1988 Huron Water Festival, Queen. She enjoyed traveling to over 30 festivals across Ohio during her reign. “It was a great opportunity to learn about the cities of Ohio and what they had to offer, become comfortable speaking in public, and meet new friends that she still stays in touch with today.”
Tracy looks forward to being a judge for the 2023 Huron River Fest Queen's pageant.
Kathy began her 33-year teaching career, in 1973, teaching elementary, junior high, and high school students. In 1992 she earned her master’s degree from Ashland University. Over the course of her career, she taught in Florida, Huron, and Margaretta. Kathy retired in 2006 from Margaretta Schools and began as a student teacher mentor at Bowling Green State University's main campus. She also worked at Tera State Community College as an advisor and instructor in various teaching coursework. Kathy currently works part-time with Massenburg Catering and Rent by The Lake Company.
Kathy’s connection to Huron River Fest began in 1989 when she served as the unofficial historian. This was the silver anniversary of the then-Water Festival, and Lisa McGraw Fisher was crowned Queen. Kathy researched all the Queens before 1989 and wrote articles on each, and they were published in the Erie County Reporter. She continued volunteering with the Water Festival for many years in various capacities. Over the years, Kathy also served as the secretary for the Huron Boosters and was instrumental in organizing and facilitating Huron Tiger Bingo.
Kathy believes strongly in community involvement and stated, “I am proud to be part of the 2023 Huron River Fest, serving as a judge for the Queen’s pageant.”
Beth has lived in Huron most of her life, graduating from Huron High School. She married her high school sweetheart Don in 1988. They have two children, Matt (Heather) and Zach (Alli), and three grandchildren, Beckett, Keegan, and Gigi. Beth earned her nursing degree from Lorain County Community College. She is an Oncology nurse at Seidman Cancer Center at Firelands Regional Medical Center. She has worked for Firelands for twenty-five years.
Beth was the 1985 Water Festival Queen. She enjoyed meeting the Queens from other festivals and building friendships traveling to the same festivals.
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