The Madison County Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce their Royalty for the annual Covered Bridge Festival on October 8 and 9.

The committee for the event has selected Earlham residents, Dusky and Connie Terry.

2022 Covered Bridge Festival King & Queen:
Dusky and Connie Terry of Earlham

“We received many qualified and thorough applications and are thrilled to have our committee select Dusky and Connie. We look forward to honoring and celebrating them at this year’s festival.” said Executive Director, Amara Huffine.

Both Dusky and Connie have spent their lives dedicating to improving Earlham and Madison County. Dusky served as the Mayor of Earlham 2012-2016, the Greater Madison County Community Foundation as Past President and Board member, member and past president of the Earlham Lions Club, and with Connie, is a licensed foster parent.

Connie Terry has served as an instrumental piece of the Levitt AMP Earlham music series, serves on the Bricker-Price Block board, served on the Earlham Public Library Board of Directors, is the founder (and currently a member) of Chicks with Checks, volunteers with the Earlham Food Pantry and was awarded the “Everyday Hero Award” from the Madison County Chamber of Commerce in 2021.

Nominations for 2022 are now closed, but feel free to nominate a king and queen for consideration in future years!

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Past Festival Kings & Queens:

2022 — Dusky and Connie Terry, Earlham

2021 — Ruth Reed and Nancy Triplett, Winterset

2020 — No festival was held due to COVID-19 pandemic

2019 — Rich Mills & Mayumi Ameku

2018 — Otto & Maxine Bussanmus

2017 — Larry & Yvonne Ory, Earlham

2016 — Bill Paull & Glenna Finney, Winterset

2015 — Larry & Doris Downs, St. Charles

2014 — Bob & Phyllis Kaldenberg, Winterset

2013 — Jim & Pat Nelson, Winterset

2012 — Carolyn Farr & Don Pettit, Winterset

2011 — Charles & Berta Kordick, Winterset

2010 — Hal & Harriett Jackson, Winterset

2009 — Willard & Eva Short, Winterset

2008 — Charles & Margaret Blair

2007 — Eddie & Daisy Dell Benge, Winterset

2006 — Dwayne & Edna Honnold, Winterset

2005 — Russell & Shirley Leeper, Earlham

2004 — Marion & Bernita Patience

2003 — George & Ethel Berry

2002 — Gary & Shirley Allen, Winterset

2001 — Jack & Florence Thomas

2000 — Mel & Bev Penrod, Winterset

1999 — Marlin & Gretchen Brittain

1998 — Ival & Edith Mease

1997 — Estel & Juanita Welch

1996 — George & Pat Montross

1995 — Gene & Evelyn Trask, Winterset

1994 — Robert & Esther Pilmer, Winterset

1993 — Jim & Wessie Breeding, Winterset

1992 — Lee & Polly Huffman, Winterset

1991 — Ruth Tucker & Lewis Morris, Winterset

1990 — John & Ruth Gorman, Winterset

1989 — R.D. & Maxine Wilson, St. Charles

1988 — Lee & Esther Wheeler, Lorimor

1987 — Carroll & Irene Beverlin, Peru

1986 — Lloyd & Beth Sankey, Winterset

1985 — Bill & Velda Morse, Winterset

1984 — Maurice & Alice Lynch, Cumming

1983 — Les & Beulah Goeldner, Earlham

1982 — Sid & Inez Hartman, Winterset

1981 — Guy & Fern Fogler, Patterson

1980 — Ralph Minard & Mae Lane, Truro

1979 — Frank & Loreah Wilson, Earlham

1978 — Charles & Lois Clark, Winterset

1977 — “Dugan” Eivins & Bertha McKinzie, Macksburg

1976 — Mr. & Mrs. Carl Downs (Wilma), St. Charles

1975 — Mr. & Mrs. Roy Anker, Earlham

1974 — Grace Breeding & Francis Carlson, St. Charles & Truro

1973 — Inez Townsend & Frank Comp, Winterset

1972 — Mr. & Mrs. C.A. (Lon) Clark, Winterset

1971 — Mr. & Mrs Wayne Crow, Winterset

1970 — None