Presenting the 2019 Cherry River Festival Royalty...

2019 CRFestival Court

L to R - Quinn Raffo - Miss Cherry River Festival Teen Queen
McKinzy Gardner - Miss Cherry River Festival Queen
Kara Shaver - Mrs. Cherry River Festival Queen


Sarah Casto, 2019 Cherry River Navy Sweetheart

Sarah Casto is the 16-year-old daughter of Joseph and Nancy Casto of Richwood. She is an active member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, a member of the National Honor Society, and is a Lovely Lumberjack Lady. After graduation, she plans to go to West Virginia University and get a four year degree in dental hygiene. Sarah is very honored to reign as the 2019 Sweetheart of the Cherry River Navy.


2019 Rhododenron Garden Club Grand Dame, Barbara Taylor, being crowned by 2018 Grand Dame, Carma Lorenson.

Barb is married to Dave Taylor and has two daughters, Denise and Melanie Taylor plus two grand children, Kate Landreth, a freshman at Granville State College and Josh Landreth, a sophomore at Richwood High School. She has lived on Fenwick Mountain for over 45 years. During that time she taught English at Richwood High School, was a teacher and guidance counselor at Richwood Junior High, and worked as a Safe and Drug-fee Schools teacher for RESA IV. She is a member of Faith United Methodist where she is the treasurer, a member of the New Hope Community Center where she is also the treasurer. In addition she volunteers as a part-time bookkeeper for the Fenwick Mountain PSD. She enjoys volunteering, gardening, activities with family, and reading. Barb is the 48th Grand Dame of the CRF. For more info on the former Grand Dames, please visit here.