The 14th annual Strawberry Festival Queen contest, along with the 12th annual Junior Royalty contest, will take place Saturday at Crawfordsville High School.

Twenty-six of Montgomery County’s finest will grace the auditorium stage as they compete for the title of the 2019 Montgomery County Strawberry Festival Queen and 17 children will compete for the titles of the 2019 Montgomery County Strawberry Festival Prince and Princess. 

The contest will take place at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door for anyone ages 5 or older.

The contest will award a queen, first runner-up, second runner-up and Miss Congeniality who will reign over the Strawberry Festival, which is June 14-16 at the Lane Place. 

Other awards include a photogenic award and mental attitude award. They will also hand out the Humanitarian award. 

Queen contestants are collecting items for the Family Crisis Shelter and whichever contestant has the most donations in her name, will receive the award. The Strawberry Festival Queen Committee will also present a check to the Family Crisis Shelter in honor of the individual who wins the award. The community is invited to bring donations the night of the contest. Items needed include: toilet paper, trash bags, paper towel, hand soap, hand sanitizer, personal care items, diapers and new women’s clothing (with tags sizes medium to large). 

The queen contest also thanks the following businesses for their sponsorship: PNC Bank, Perry Equipment, John’s Trophys & Awards and JNAvisuals.

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