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Winter Carnival knightings in the Realm

by Tony Veseth
| December 27, 2023 1:00 AM

The Whitefish Winter Carnival Royal Court for 2023 graced the Realm with their final Knightings of Significant Citizens last week.   

Recognized for their especial service to the court, were Barbara Hennessey and Jeff Schjoth at Markus Foods. Long-term employees of Markus Foods, both Barbara and Jeff have served a combined 52 years at Markus. They are some of the citizens who continue to keep Whitefish local.  

The Court also recognized Marissa at Howie’s Tire and Alignment. Heir to the original Howie, Marissa keeps the family business alive and relevant to the Realm. Howie worked tirelessly over the years keeping the Winter Carnival Float operating safely and loudly.  

The final stop of the Tour of the Realm was Loula’s Café. Mary Lou Covey and Shawn McCollum were both recognized for their service to the Realm through the decadence of pie and some of the best down-home meals in Whitefish.  

Your Royal Court to King Ullr LXIV appreciate all that the Citizens of the Realm do to keep Whitefish the best darn town in the world. Your Royal Court for 2023 is King Ullr Doug Zignego, Queen of the Snows Chris Zignego, Duchess of Lark Kellie Cahill, Prince Frey Cole Pickert, Princess Freya Colby Wharton, Herald’s of Hark Dana Scranton and Brianne Fuzesy, and of course, your Prime Minister, Tony Veseth.  Merry Maker on Jan. 6 kicks off Winter Carnival 2024… The Greatest Show! More information at www.whitefishwintercarnival.com/

-Tony Veseth is the Winter Carnival Prime Minister for 2023.


    The Winter Carnival Royal Court recognized Marissa at Howie’s Tire and Alignment last week for her services to the Realm. (Winter Carnival photo)
 
 
    Barbara Hennessey and Jeff Schjoth at Markus Foods were recognized for their services by the Whitefish Winter Carnival Royal Court last week. (John Stephens, Frontier Social photo)
 
 
    Barbara Hennessey and Jeff Schjoth at Markus Foods were recognized for their services by the Whitefish Winter Carnival Royal Court last week. (John Stephens, Frontier Social photo)