Henning Festival Queen, Princess to crown new royalty on Friday night

By Chad Koenen


One year after being crowned as Henning Festival Royalty, Megan Weber and Makena Kenyon are just days away from crowning a new group of Henning area residents. While their year as royalty was anything but conventional, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, the two recent Henning School graduates said they enjoyed their time representing the community.

Weber, who is the daughter of Darren and Eileen Weber, was crowned as Henning Festival Queen last year. 

While the pair weren’t able to participate in many, if any parades over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Weber said the things they were able to do were very memorable. 

“The things we were able to do were super fun,” said Weber. 

Kenyon said she also enjoyed the opportunity to get involved in the community as Henning royalty. Last year she was crowned as a Henning Festival Princess. 

“I liked being involved in the community and being able to represent the community,” said Kenyon. 

Last year the Henning royalty helped with the car show, participated in the Christmas parade and last weekend they went to a parade in Starbuck, Minn.

In the fall, Kenyon is planning to attend North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. to major in ag business on agronomy. Before leaving for college, the daughter of Nathan and Andrea Kenyon, said whoever is crowned this year should enjoy the opportunity as the year goes by extremely fast.

“Just enjoy all of it. The year does go by fast. Have fun representing the town of Henning,” she said. 

Weber, who will be attending North Dakota State University in the fall to major in accounting and finance, said the new royalty should make sure to enjoy the opportunity to represent the community in a different way. She said they should also “just enjoy being a princess,” for a year if they receive a crown.

The annual Henning Festival Coronation is set for Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Henning Festival Grounds.