We are delighted to welcome the Michigan Apple Commission back as sponsor of our Culinary Tent for the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival. Last year, the Michigan Apple was a great partner and we shared with them our dream to have the Michigan Apple Queen at the Festival.

Our dream came true as Paula Fisher of Berrien Springs, the Michigan Apple Queen for 2005, will be at the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival on Saturday greeting guests and sharing the great story of Michigan Apples.


From Left: First runner-up Emily Westendorp, 2005 Michigan
Apple Queen Paula Fisher, and second runner-up Ashley Wright on the Michigan
apple industry float designed by Janna Klein.
Michigan Apple Queen Looks to September
Michigan Apple Queen Paula Fisher of Berrien Springs was joined by first runner-up Emily Westendorp of Dowagiac, and second runner-up Ashley Wright of Belding at the National Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven. The National Coast Guard Festival was one of many events that Fisher and her court attended throughout Michigan this summer.

Michigan Apple royalty were awarded “Best Overall Entry” at the National Coast Guard Festival for the Michigan apple industry float, which has been designed in a Fairy Tale theme by 2003 Michigan Apple Queen, Janna Klein.

Upcoming events for the Michigan Apple Queen include the Eli’s Cheesecake Festival in Chicago and various parades.