Tiadaghton Queen’s Tea Pageant to hold town meeting celebration

JERSEY SHORE — Annually, the Queen Tiadaghton Queen’s Tea Pageant is held. This year marked the 50th anniversary since the first Queen Tiadaghton Yvonne Bullock was crowned in 1968.

This year, nine ladies competed for the title and were escorted to the stage at Celebration Field at 6 p.m. June 30 near by town crier Evan Fink. They were asked questions by the emcee followed by a panel of judges interviewing the candidates individually. During the interviews, the Jersey Shore Town Meeting read the roll of past Queens and Criers, honoring them to mark the special occasion.

The Town Meeting Celebration is open Monday through Saturday, with a fireworks display at 9:45 p.m. the final day. The ladies will participate in the Grand Parade that runs through Jersey Shore at 6:15 p.m. Thursday. The winner will be crowned after the parade on stage after the crowning of Baby Sweetheart.

Candidates include Taylor Codispoti, senior at Jersey Shore High School; MyKenzi Kanski, senior at Jersey Shore High School; Kayliegh Bowes, senior at Jersey Shore High School; Hunter Swartz, senior at Jersey Shore High School; Bailey Campbell, 2018 graduate of Jersey Shore High School; Portia Williams, senior at Jersey Shore High School; Jessica Fink, 2017 graduate of Jersey Shore High School; Megan Stamm, senior at Jersey Shore High School; and Isabella Rose Hale, senior at Jersey Shore High School.

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