Kylie Johnson has been named Queen of Snows for the 54th annual Iola Winter Carnival on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8.
Her court will include the 2015 Snow Princesses Megan Mazemke, Jane Oligney and Madelynn Russ.
Johnson has volunteered as a waitress for the Norwegian Lutefisk Supper for the past three years. During the past year, she has accumulated 21 total hours of community service.
“Each and every day I seek to help others before I begin to help myself,” she said. “I have always been a people person – their happiness is my happiness.”
She is the daughter of Kevin and Wendy Johnson, of Iola, and is a senior at Iola-Scandinavia High School.
At school, she participates in basketball, softball, volleyball, Student Council, National Honor Society and bowling.
Johnson is very excited to be chosen as the 2015 Queen of Snows.
“The Iola Winter Carnival allows the community to work together as many volunteers take time to make it a huge success and hopefully a growing tradition,” she said.
The Iola Winter Carnival includes: Saturday, Feb. 7 – Ice Sculpting, 8 a.m.-noon, Iola-Scandinavia High School; Kid’s Ice Fishing Contest, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Lake Iola; Norwegian Lutefisk Supper and Indoor Craft Sale, 1-6:30 p.m., I-S High School; Skijoring, 2 p.m., Iola Winter Sports Club (IWSC); Twilight Snowshoe Race, 6 p.m., IWSC; Sunday, Feb. 8 – Central Ski Jumping Championships, noon, IWSC.
There will also be a Fat Bike Race at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6, at the IWSC complex, located on County Road MM, five miles northwest of Iola.