Plattsmouth Harvest Festival names its royalty.
2013- The King is John Holdridge; the Queen is Kylie Wheatley.
King John is a native of Illinois and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Iowa. He began his career in industrial gas and welding in Texas. He moved to Plattsmouth from Kansas City in 1985 and married Marcia Meisinger, continuing a regional sales career. Now he owns Medical Gas Inspection Services, Inc. Also, John and Marcia will celebrate 30 years of business together in Marcia’s Tours next year.
According to the Cassgram King John has served on national committees and organizations in his career field and has served in organizational capacities for events at the Cass County Fair and the Harvest Festival. He has been on the Plattsmouth Rural Fire Board for many years, the last 12 as president.
Queen Kylie is the daughter of Arrin and Karen Wheatley. She is a 2013 graduate of Plattsmouth High School and attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, studying music education.
The queen’s music background includes PHS Marching and Concert Band, PHS Jazz Band, PHS Concert Chorus, Women’s Chorus, Show Choir and has won many honors and awards in the music field. She was also involved with Big PAL/Little PAL, the Renaissance organization, Conestoga Trap Team, PRISM and Future Educators of America.
The queen is sponsored by Alpha Delta Kappa.