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2014 Royalty crowned at annual pageant

The 2014 Crowning Achievement Royalty included (front, from left) Princesses Brianna Johnson, Adrieana Hanson, Ali Sutter and Karen Langfeldt; and (back, from left) Kings Patrick Bonngard, Tony Geving, Jamie Rushton and Jake Peterson. (Submitted photo)1 / 6
Crowning Achievements King Tony Geving singing “Jeremiah was a Bullfrog” by Three Dog Night, who was accompanied by Jake Nanda on guitar. (Submitted photo) 2 / 6
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From left, King Jamie Rushton and Tony Geving, Volunteer Joshua Krohn, Kings Patrick Bonngard and Jake Peterson.4 / 6
Crowning Achievements Princess Brianna Johnson with Roberts Royalty Ginny Vondriska (Grand Royal Ambassador & Miss Congeniality) and Gabby Henry and Hannah Olsen (both Royal Ambassadors).5 / 6
Crowning Achievements 2014 Royalty, including, (from left) King Tony Geving, Princesses Adrieana Hanson, King Patrick Bonngard, Princess Karen Langfeldt, King Jake Peterson, Princess Ali Sutter, King Jamie Rushton and Princess Brianna Johnson.6 / 6

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 email. You may also visit our website at or our Facebook page. 

Submitted by Crowning Achievements