Colusa boy, Princeton girl crowned King and Queen of Freckles

Daniel Heidrick and Jane Silva were named the King and Queen of Freckles at the 2018 Colusa County Fair.

Daniel Heidrick, 8, of Colusa, and Jane Silva, 8, of Princeton, were named this year’s King and Queen of Freckles at the Colusa County Fair on Thursday afternoon.

A total of five boys and seven girls were in the running for their respective titles, and the competition was stiff this year with freckles aplenty among the contestants, but the crowd of about a dozen people cheered loudest for the redheaded Daniel and Jane.

Daniel continued his reign as Colusa County’s Freckle King for the third straight year. Jane and her older sister, Jenna, were the two finalists for the title of Freckle Queen. It was close, but Jane narrowly edged out her sister for the crown.

Brian Pearson is the former Managing Editor & Reporter for the Williams Pioneer Review. Brian joined the Williams Pioneer Review in June 2016 and is committed to bringing hyperlocal news to its readers. A few of his projects included reporting local government and the sports page.