The old adage, what goes around comes around, is not always a bad thing. Case in point: in 1986 the Macon County High School student body chose as its Homecoming Queen a beautiful young woman by the name of Dawn Brawner, who humbly accepted the charge of the office, and all that it entailed. Dawn remembers her time as Homecoming Queen, “The tradition at that time was to wear a suit and a matching hat for the parade. I remember that well because I wore a royal blue wool suit, and it was a particulary hot day. The most memorable part of the parade was having one of my best friends, the late Troy Cook, offer to drive me. The traditional parade car then was the Corvette; however, his aunt and uncle Cheryl and Audie Cook had just gotten a brand new white Monte Carlo SS, so that’s what I rode in. For the homecoming ceremony, the girls would usually get together and pick out a pattern for their dresses, and then take the pattern to someone to make their dresses. The queen typically wore white and the attendants wore blue, and that tradition has continued.” The team Football Captains that year were Tim Case and the late Brian Carr (B.C.)
Now we fast forward 26 years, when Macon County High School elected the 2012 homecoming queen, Madisen Towns. The interesting point to this story involves what transpired in the 26 year span between these two events.
In 1989 Dawn Brawner married her high school sweetheart, Royce, while attending Cumberland University. The couple was married for almost six years before their daughter was born. About two years later, they had a son, Grant. Their daughter, Madisen, is involved in the FCCLA, a member of the Beta Club and is the current President of the FFA, as well as an employee of Trousdale County Veterinary Services. She also happens to have been elected the homecoming queen at Macon County High School this year. Yes, Madisen Towns is the daughter of Royce and Dawn Towns. Madisen had to work when the winners of the Homecoming Court were announced, so her friends sent her a text telling her she had won, and then she sent a text to her mom to inform her of the exciting news. Needless to say the family was gushing with pride with having a second generation MCHS Homecoming Queen. Might there be a third generation homecoming queen on the horizon?