Saturday, May 24 was rather exciting in the parishes of Westmoreland and St. Thomas as the parishes crowned their cultural ambassadors for the 2014 Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition. Both parishes believe they will have strong representation at the National Show in July.
18 year old Dana Ferguson walked away with the Westmoreland Festival Queen title and was also awarded Most Culturally Aware, Best Performer and Most Poised. Educator, Jodi Gay Cummings was named 1st runner-up and also awarded the sectional prize for Most Involved in the Community while Candice Grant received the 2nd runner-up spot. The Parish Show was held at the Sean Lavery Faith Hall in Savanna la Mar.
Over in St. Thomas at the Colonel Cove in Morant Bay, there was much excitement when Roshena Powell was named the St. Thomas Festival Queen. She was also awarded the sectional prize for Best Performance. The 1st runner-up spot was awarded to Remona Buchanan who was the Most Congenial and the Most Culturally Aware while Alafia Graham was named the 2nd runner-up.
The Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition is the premier forum for young ladies seeking a platform to make their contributions to nation building. It gives the contestants an opportunity to hone and display their intelligence, cultural knowledge and talent.
PARISH CORONATION CONTINUES
Closing the month of May will be Kingston and St. Andrew as it crowns its Parish Queen on Saturday, May 31 at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are accessible at the Parish Office at a cost of Adults $800 presold, $1000 at the gate and children under 12 years old $400. St. Elizabeth will host its Coronation also on May 31 at the Alpart Sports Club in Nain at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the JCDC St. Elizabeth Parish Office costing adults, $600 presold, $800 at the gate and children under 12 pay $300.