Sequim Irrigation Festival candidates are, from back left, Alison Cobb, Aubree Young, Cortney Gosset, Abby Norman, Karla Najera; in front left are Emily Straling and Kyla Armstrong. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim Irrigation Festival candidates are, from back left, Alison Cobb, Aubree Young, Cortney Gosset, Abby Norman, Karla Najera; in front left are Emily Straling and Kyla Armstrong. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Seven vie for Irrigation Festival royalty court

By Matthew Nash

Olympic Peninsula News Group

SEQUIM — Seven girls seek four spots on the upcoming Sequim Irrigation Festival’s royalty court.

Candidates for the royal court at the festival scheduled May 5-17 are Alison Cobb, Aubree Young, Cortney Gosset, Abby Norman, Karla Najera, Emily Straling and Kyla Armstrong.

They’ll compete at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at Sequim High School Auditorium, 533 N. Sequim Ave.

Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger, with tickets available from contestants, the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, Cherry Creek Mortgage and at the event’s door.

Candidates will answer impromptu questions, share creative displays and perform in evening gowns.

The evening includes the crowning of the junior royalty, farewell to the 2016 royalty, the Miss Congeniality award and more led by masters of ceremonies Jessica Horton Schroeder and Dave McInnes.

For more information, visit www.irrigationfestival.com.

Matthew Nash is a reporter with the Olympic Peninsula News Group, which is composed of Sound Publishing newspapers PeninsulaDaily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. Reach him at mnash@sequimgazette.com.

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