Crystal McLendon has been named chair of the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival Queen Committee. This is her second and final year in that capacity and assisting her with leadership responsibilities will be Brenda Stevens, committee vice-chair.
A Canton native, McLendon is a graduate of Sandy Valley High School and Walsh University. She is employed by Nationwide Insurance as commercial processing supervisor and in addition to her years of service on the Queen Committee, she has previous Enshrinement Festival experience as a hostess for Hall of Famers during the Enshrinement ceremony. She and husband John are the proud parents of three children. The Queen Pageant will take place Thursday, May 8, beginning at 7 p.m. at The Canton Palace Theatre where 49 outstanding young ladies will vie for the crown. All seats are reserved at $20 each (subject to additional processing fee and handling charge). For tickets, please visit www.profootballhofef.com or call 330.458.2048. At the conclusion of the Pageant, a Queen and seven court members will have been selected on the basis of personality, poise, beauty, communication skills, academic achievement and service to community. The number of court members selected coincides with the number of members of the Class of 2014 Enshrinees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Queen and her court will serve as role models and goodwill ambassadors throughout the community, and one of their most memorable experiences will be their ride on a float in the TimkenSteel Grand Parade. The Queen Committee is responsible for working with Enshrinement Festival staff in coordinating all activities relating to the Enshrinement Festival Queen and court and serving as chaperones during their community service activities and official event appearances. For more information regarding the Queen Pageant or sponsorship opportunities, contact Joanne Murray at (330) 458-2050 or visit the Enshrinement Festival Web site at www.profootballhofef.com.