Congratulations to core Wild Idaho Rising Tide (WIRT) activists, friends, and founding musicians of the Moscow Volunteer Peace Band, Jeanne McHale and Fritz Knorr, whom the Moscow Renaissance Fair has selected as the 2016 Queen and King of this 43rd annual celebration of spring [1-3]! Moscow area residents since 1980 and married almost 40 years, the royal couple have worked at Washington State University as teachers and researchers, played the melodica, tuba, and other instruments in the Peace Band, and performed with other ensembles. They have devoted their exuberant energies over the years toward developing solar energy and educating youth about it, organizing “Ren Fair” events like the main parade, and effectively contributing through important roles toward various environmental and social justice groups and causes. The monarchs declare:
“We are so thrilled to preside over this year’s Moscow Renaissance Fair as King and Queen! Let there be music and Spring and joy!”
“King Fritz and Queen Jeanne decree that the weather this weekend will be gorgeous, and there will be peace, love, and happiness as we celebrate Spring!”
Review the linked local articles, websites, and facebook pages for further information about the Ren Fair Queen and King, their long-overdue, well-deserved honor as one of the best royalty choices ever, and the free, public fair that runs from 10 am to 9 pm on Saturday, April 30, and from 10 am to 6 pm on Sunday, May 1, at East City Park, 900 East Third Street in Moscow, Idaho. The unique, regional, self-sustaining festival features live music and dancing, a new beer and wine garden, activities for children, and many craft vendors and non-profit food booths.