55th Annual Autumn Glory Festival King & Queen Announced

The 2022 Autumn Glory Royalty has been selected for the 55th Annual Autumn Glory Festival. This year’s King is Landon Grady, and the Queen is Natalie Warne. Mountain State Brewing Company is the title sponsor of the 55th Annual Autumn Glory Festival.

Landon Grady serves as the Southern High president of the class of 2023. He is a representative in the student council and a member of the National Honor Society. He is involved in basketball, track, and the Garrett bass slayers. He helps in the community by volunteering to coach basketball, as a huddle leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athlete summer camps, and is a year-round leader for FCA.

Natalie Warne has had the privilege and honor of being born and raised in Garrett Country, a place she truly loves. She is very involved in her community and spends a lot of time volunteering. At Southern High, she is a girls’ soccer, cross country, and track team member. Natalie has also been dedicated to being a leader in her school as secretary of the student council, a class representative, a member of the National Honors Society, and a club leader for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Natalie is the Director of Public Relations for Garrett County Association of Student Councils. Natalie is also a member of Team 1629 Garrett Coalition (GaCo), where she is the Student Member of the Board and a Chairman’s captain. She was a member of the Chairman’s team that won the World Championship in April.

Natalie plans to attend college after high school to get her teaching degree. She wants to give back to future students in Garrett County.

The Autumn Glory King & Queen will preside over the Autumn Glory Kick-Off Reception & Dinner to be held on Wednesday, October 12, and they will be featured in the Autumn Glory Grand Feature Parade, presented by the Town of Oakland and the Greater Oakland Business Association, on Saturday, October 15. Besides having the honor of representing their home county during the Autumn Glory Festival and at other events, the Royalty will receive a monetary contribution towards future educational attainment

The 55th Annual Autumn Glory Royalty sponsors are Bear Creek Traders, a Hugh Umbel Company; Brodak’s Banquet Hall; Crossroads Church; Healy Insurance Group; LakeFront Lodge; Railey Realty; and Wisp Resort.

The 55th Annual Autumn Glory Festival is October 12-16, 2022. The Festival is timed to coincide with the peak of Fall foliage in Garrett County, and you can view the breathtaking scenery of the spectacular foliage by driving the 2022 Autumn Glory Fall Foliage Tours. For more information about the 55th Annual Autumn Glory Festival, please go to visitdeepcreek.com/autumnglory/.