By Blair Baumgartner
MILFORD — The 2023 Milford Fest senior king and queen were announced at 2:45 p.m. Saturday, May 27, on the main stage in downtown Milford.
Allen and Cheryl Brunjes, Milford, were named the 2023 senior king and queen.
Allen Brunjes grew up in Milford. He attended Indiana Tech. He worked at Indiana/Michigan Power Plant and as an engineer for NIPSCO.
Cheryl Brunjes grew up in Wakarusa. She attended Ivy Tech in South Bend and worked for the US Post Office in Fort Wayne and Milford.
Together they raised two sons. They now have a granddaughter and grandson.
Allen Brunjes enjoys bike riding, motorcycle riding and shooting. Cheryl Brunjes’ favorite pastimes include reading, golf and creating stained glass creations.
They originally met in Fort Wayne and have been married nearly 50 years.
Cheryl Brunjes volunteers with the Van Buren Township Food Pantry. They both enjoy traveling to new places. They especially enjoy traveling to Hawaii and the Caribbean.
They both agree that Milford is a great place to raise a family. Milford is a community of “nice people doing nice things.”
Car lovers showed their shiny trucks and automobiles on the main drag in Milford.
There are plenty of events throughout the remainder of day on Saturday, including the band “Big Daddy Dupree” on the main stage from 6-9 p.m.
The band “Spaniels Forever” played on the main stage from 2-4 p.m. Billy Shelton is the last remaining original member of the band. They are known for their hit song “Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnite.”
Shelton said that he served in the US Army with Elvis Presley. He said that if Elvis was alive today, he would be 88 years old. Shelton is 89 years old and still performing better than ever.