August 4th, 2019 – The Illinois Festival Pageants welcomed in their new royalty at their annual pageant at the 2019 Decatur Celebration. Girls ages 5-22 competed in different divisions; Queen, Junior Miss, Pre-Teen and Princesses (everyone girl wins). Millikin University junior Brooke Burke was named the Illinois Festival Queen, St. Teresa sophomore Lula Bella Sassano was named Junior Miss, and Mt. Zion 7th grader Lily Deering won Festival Pre-Teen. The winners will wear the crown for a year while touring the area making appearances and volunteering in the community.