2014 Royalty crowned at annual pageant
The sixth annual Crowning Achievements Special Needs pageant took place on Saturday, Nov. 8, at Faith Community Church in New Richmond.
The pageant attracted more than 250 people to watch the eight candidates become 2014 Royalty. Those crowned included Tony Geving, Adrieana Hanson, Patrick Bonngard, Karen Langfeldt, Jake Peterson, Ali Sutter, Jamie Rushton and Brianna Johnson.
Paul McIntyre returned as MC for the event and the entertainment was provided by some of the candidates, including singing and dancing. The pageant also had several visiting royalty in attendance including those from Hudson, North Hudson, Eagan, Farmington, the Rice Street Royalty, Hammond, Osceola and many more. The Roberts Royalty also had the honor of crowning this year’s Crowning Achievements Royalty.
Following the pageant, refreshments were served at a reception which was followed by a raffle of over 120 items donated by various local businesses and individuals in Hudson, Stillwater, New Richmond, the Twin Cities, Somerset and more as well as a 50/50 raffle. The raffle helped raise funds to keep the group’s program cost free for all participants for monthly activities and the yearly pageant. A list of donors and pageant pictures will be up on crowningachievements. org and are now listed on the group’s Facebook page.
Our participants are from all over the St. Croix Valley area including Somerset, Hudson, River Falls and New Richmond and more. Anyone with special needs that is over 16 may participate. We will be hosting a new participant and volunteer meeting on Sunday, Jan. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Christ Lutheran Church (510 Germain St.). More information about this event is on our Facebook page and website.
If you or anyone you know would like more information on participating or volunteering, please contact our committee at 612-850-2298 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit our website at crowningachievements.org or our Facebook page.
Submitted by Crowning Achievements