Donna Thoune named Cedar River Queen

Crowned 2018 Cedar River Queen during opening ceremonies of the Cedar River Bridge Walk was Ms. Donna Thoune. Thoune was suggested for Cedar River Royality by the late Mike Hirsch. Being employed by the current and past six owners of the Cedar River Pub, Thoune has served the public in Cedar River for about 40 years at that location. Asking her what year she started at the pub, Thoune said, “It was so long ago, I can’t remember.” Starting with owners, Jim and Jan Nash, Thoune believes it was around 1978. Organizers were concerned for Thoune as days before the BridgeWalk event she was involved in a serious car accident. Showing her strength and character, Thoune made her appearance at the BridgeWalk badly bruised and bandaged to be crowned. Crowning the 2018 Cedar River Queen was Eileen Behrend, 2017 Cedar River Queen while Princess Sommer Fernstrum-Marks, far left, looks on.