Sequim Irrigation Festival coronation set Saturday

SEQUIM — The Royalty Pageant for six candidates for four spots in the 124th Sequim Irrigation Festival’s royal court is at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The coronation will be at Sequim High School’s auditorium at 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Tickets will be available at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Advance tickets are available at Sound Community Bank in Sequim and Sequim First Federal branches.

This year’s contestants are Ana Benitez, sponsored by YMCA of the Olympic Peninsula; Brianna Cowan, sponsored by Sanford Irrigation; Kjirstin Foresman, sponsored by Blue Sky Property Management; Erin Rosengren, sponsored by Sunny Farms Country Store; Emily Silva, sponsored by Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County; and Shelby Wells, sponsored by Sound Community Bank.

At the pageant, they will present creative displays and answer impromptu questions to win a chance to represent Sequim in festivals and events for a year.

This year’s queen will receive a $1,250 college scholarship and each princess $750 in scholarships.

Guy Horton and former festival queen Karla Najera host the pageant.

This year’s irrigation festival will be May 3-12.

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