There's royal intrigue at the Munger Potato Festival, with Queen Allison Nowicki protesting her ouster over claims of playing hooky.
Nowicki had about six weeks left in her reign when she got a letter from the festival's queen committee dated June 4, saying it was dethroning her for failure to attend enough events as queen.
Not so, says Nowicki, who appeared at the Miss Bay County Pageant, St. Johns Mint Festival, Bay County Fair, Montrose Blueberry Festival and Linwood Pickle Festival.
"To me, it wasn't about getting a crown and getting a sash — it was about getting to meet people and showing my love for Munger," Nowicki said. "Who knows if they're going to do that to next year's queen? I don't want anyone else to have to go through this."
Two queen committee members declined comment.
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