Sportsman’s coronation Thursday at Elks Lodge

Who will be Queen?

The 2008 Sportsman’s Holiday queen will be crowned in the annual coronation ceremony to be held Thursday, July 10, at the Sweet Home Elks Lodge.

A steak dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the program beginning at 7 p.m.

Competing for the crown are six princesses: McKenna Burnett, Ella Butler, Alyssa Logan, Dany Petermen, Allison Rice, and Tracy Smith. The court has attended speaking engagements at civic meetings including Rotary and Kiwanis clubs, the Sweet Home City Council and School District #55 School Board, and the Linn-Benton Community College Board of Directors.

They also attended and helped at community events such as the Chamber after Hours, Chamber of Commerce Banquet, Sweet Home City Safety Fair, Foster Lake Clean-up and Carriage Me Back Days in Brownsville. They attended coronations and parades in Lebanon and Brownsville.

The princesses earn points for participation in these events, and will be judged on Coronation Night by an impartial panel that will score them on poise, personality, interview skills, a short speech and an impromptu question. In addition to the Queen title, First Princess, Miss Congeniality and Most Ticket Sales will also be awarded.

Each princess will be awarded a college scholarship for their participation.

The 2008 queen will be crowned by the reigning 2007 Queen Alicia Nichol.

The coronation kicks off the Sportsman’s Holiday and Sweet Home Rodeo weekend July 11- 13 in Sweet Home.

Coronation dinner tickets are $12.50. For tickets or a schedule of the weekend’s events, contact the Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce at 367-6186, one of the princesses, or Court Chaperones Wendy Younger 401-3444 or Chelsea Frick 409-0665.

Admission for the program only is $3 at the door.