OWOSSO — The 38th annual Miss Curwood Festival Queen and Princess pageant will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday at D’Mar Banquet and Conference Center, 1488 N. M-52.

Candidates for both titles are judged on their ability to communicate, intelligence, personality, poise and overall enthusiasm for the community and the Curwood Festival. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.

General admission tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for children 13 and under and children that will be seated on laps are free.

Tickets will be available for advanced purchase at the Curwood Festival Office this week. Office hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

This year, audience members can vote, for $1, for their favorite queen candidate; the winner will be awarded the “People’s Choice Award” and all proceeds from voting will be donated to pediatric cancer research.

The queen and court are chosen to represent the Curwood Festival and the community at various speaking engagements, events, and festivals in the area, while the princess and court are selected to attend parades and events locally.

The queen, princess and court members will reign over the four day Curwood Festival, June 7-10, while attending many events that weekend in downtown Owosso.

Candidates for Miss Curwood

Olivia Bernard, 17

Sponsor: Makeup by Kendra Leigh

Parents: Daniel and Bridget Bernard

School: Owosso High School senior

Hobbies and special interests: Reading, singing and theater

Charity Cummings, 18

Sponsor: Bob’s Tire of Owosso

Parents: Brandy Wilson and Craig Cummings

School: Corunna High School graduate, University of Michigan freshman

Hobbies and special interests: Camping, reading and cooking

Maris Fett, 17

Sponsor: Stretch Yoga

Parents: Jamie Fett and Robert Fett

School: Owosso High School senior

Hobbies and special interests: Community theater, drama club, film work and collecting vinyl records

Haley Rothe, 19

Sponsor: Prototype Welding and Fabricating

Parents: Heather and Matthew Minton

School: Owosso High School graduate, Grand Valley State University freshman

Hobbies and special interests: Volunteering, traveling and reading

Marrah Serban, 19

Sponsor: Ashlor Staffing

Parent: Melanie Serban

School: Corunna High School graduate, Baker College sophomore

Hobbies and special interests: Exercising, reading, vacationing in northern Michigan and spending time with friends and family

MaryKate Wright, 19

Sponsor: Birch and Elm

Parents: Gerry Hodges and Benjamin Wright

School: Owosso High School graduate, Saginaw Valley State University freshman

Hobbies and special interests: Reading, writing and playing with my dog

Princess

Candidates

Madilyn Hagan, 9

School: Emerson Elementary, fourth grade

Parents: Josiah and Sara Keys and Ryan Hagan

Hobbies and special interests: Softball, baton, cheerleading, art, archery and hunting

Sara Hetfield, 8

School: Big Rock Elementary, third grade

Parents: Eric and RyAnne Hetfield

Hobbies and special interests: Competitive cheerleading, archery, dancing and singing

Nevaeh LeConte, 8

School: Central Elementary, third grade

Parents: Marc and Brandy LeConte

Hobbies and special interests: Dance, baton, wrestling and reading

Ainsley Lintner, 8

School: Central Elementary, third grade

Parents: Dallas and Jennifer Lintner

Hobbies and special interests: Basketball, soccer, softball, reading and gymnastics

Gracie Meyer, 9

School: Central Elementary, fourth grade

Parents: Jeff and Amber Meyer

Hobbies and special interests: Gymnastics, skiing, arts and crafts and riding her horse

Metta Newell, 9

School: Central Elementary, third grade

Parents: Jeff and Allison Newell

Hobbies and special interests: Volleyball, baton, horseback riding and hanging out with family

Summer Walker, 8

School: Central Elementary, second grade

Parents: Roben and Missy Walker

Hobbies and special interests: Dance, cheerleading, soccer, archery and basketball

Kaitlyn Salander, 8

School: Central Elementary, third grade

Parents: Guy and Audrey Salander

Hobbies and special interests: Gymnastics, Girl Scouts, camping and dance

Katherine Ramos, 8

School: St. Paul School, second grade

Parents: Nick and Kristine Ramos

Hobbies and special interests: Sports

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