What a pleasure it was to photograph this year’s Strawberry Queen Pageant, held at Belleville High School on Friday night! This year’s Strawberry girls included six beautiful ladies from the surrounding tri-city areas. They were each fun, outgoing and eager to show the judges why they should be this year’s pick for Strawberry Queen! The pageant is part of a 3 day festival, held every year during Father’s day weekend, and is a family-oriented tradition in Belleville.
The event kicked off with a choreographed, group dance that the girls had rehearsed for several weeks. Then, each girl introduced themselves, stating their name, age, city and school they were from. The program continued with a talent segment, evening gown segment and finally, a question and answer portion. The girls were judged on all segments combined and finally, a winner was chosen, just after last year’s queen took her final walk…And this year’s Strawberry Queen is: Isabel Stimack! Evelyn Gibson was the 2nd runner up and Alexis Hatchard was the 1st runner up. Congratulations to all of these beautiful ladies and to everyone who assisted in putting on this fabulous event! A big thank you to Belleville High School for hosting and to Joyce Rochowiak, Nancy Shephard (chairs) and Shannon Tarris-Wells (Mistress of Ceremonies) for coordinating and putting on the event!
To see the full, final gallery of photos from this event, please click HERE.