There were crowning moments Friday and Sunday evenings as Little Miss Melrose and Miss Melrose and their courts were crowned. Meet newly crowned 2018 Miss Melrose Esmeralda Raya (middle), Princess McKayla Schleper (left) and Princess Megan Miland who were crowned Sunday night at the conclusion of Riverfest. The Citizenship Award went to Megan Miland, the Photogenic and the Talent Award went to Esmeralda Raya and the Miss Congeniality Award went to McKayla Schleper.

Having their first official photos taken following their crowning Friday night were Miss Melrose Jada Worms (center), Princess Kendra Worms (right) and Princess Sydney Beuning. A few minutes earlier Aaliyah Line earned the Photogenic Award.  More photos can be found on the Beacon’s website and Facebook page.