Five vie for asparagus queen crown.

June 1, 2018

Top, left to right, Kendra Larios-Mendez, Katelynn Sytsma and Taylor Grimm. Bottom, left to right, Renza Jacobs and Rachel Bruinsma.

Five vie for asparagus queen crown.


SHELBY — Five women are vying for the asparagus queen crown during the 2018 Queen’s Pageant/Fundraiser Saturday, June 2, from 6-9 p.m. at Shelby High School.

Vicki Platt, the 2017 Asparagus Queen, and 2017 Runner Up Valerie Fedewa will crown the new queen.

This year’s candidates include: Rachel Bruinsma of New Era, Taylor Grimm of Scottville, Renza Jacobs of New Era, Kendra Larios-Mendez of Hart and Katelynn Sytsma of Hesperia.

Tickets are $12 donations, with a discounted price for children. Kids under 5 are free. Hearty appetizers, including those made with asparagus will be served. Non-asparagus appetizers will also be served.

Former State Rep. Jon Bumstead, who is running for state senator of the 34th District, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

The National Asparagus Festival is set for next weekend, June 8-10, in Hart. For more details, visit

Photos courtesy Ronda Schultz Photography


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