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Schmautz named queen of festival court

Patricia Schmautz, Jaye Tyler, Dawn Loomis, Madison Schmautz, Molly IzerThe Sandy Mountain Festival has chosen Patricia Schmautz as the next queen of its five-generation court, the group of women and girls who preside over the festival held each July in Sandy’s Meinig Park.

The court was established to honor five local ladies for their contributions, time and effort to make Sandy a better place to live and raise a family.

Joining Schmautz on the court are princesses Jaye Tyler, Dawn Loomis, Madison Schmautz (granddaughter of the queen) and Molly Izer.

The official coronation is planned for 6 p.m. May 18 at the Clackamas County Bank auditorium on Proctor Boulevard in Sandy. Past court members are invited to attend.

QUEEN:

Schmautz worked as a secretary for 21 years in the Oregon Trail School District and is active as a volunteer for schools, the senior center and Kiwanis fundraisers.

“I’m honored that I was nominated and chosen to be this year’s queen and proud to represent Sandy and the Mountain Festival,” Schmautz said.

PRINCESS No. 1:

Tyler is the human resources manager for AEC, a position she’s held for 10 years. She also is a member of the Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce Careers and Education Committee. She has two sons. And one her proudest accomplishments was to receive her bachelor’s degree when she was 48 years old, and while working full time and keeping up with her family.

PRINCESS No. 2:

Loomis is deeply involved in recycling efforts with schools and businesses. She’s also deeply involved with the Ford Foundation leadership group, which is taking a significant role in the reorganization of the Sandy Community Action Center. She also is a member of the chamber’s Career and Education Committee. And she’s the mother of one son.

PRINCESS No. 3:

Madison Schmautz is a dedicated student at Sandy High School. She’s a leader in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, member of the National Honor Society, member of the varsity basketball and golf teams, and is involved in service projects around the school. She’s volunteered with the Sandy Community Action Center and helped collect Christmas gifts for children for the Giving Tree.

PRINCESS No. 4:

Izer was elected by fellow students as class president. She also is a peer mediator. Animals are her biggest passion. For her ninth birthday, she asked that people donate dog food and other items to a local animal shelter, and she enjoyed delivering those items and meeting the staff.