by M.C. Kauffman
July 05, 2004
Six young women competed for the crown in the categories of 1) presentation, 2) community involvement and 3) raffle ticket sales. According to information provided by Lisa Machado for The Lions Club, the presentation forum was held at the Discovery Center on Friday, July 2nd. The six women vying for the crown had opportunities to present speeches, dances and slide shows to earn points.
Community involvement including volunteerism, leadership and membership in organizations also earned points for the contestants. According to the Lions Club, all the young women were very involved in the community and the scores were tight in this category.
The third category, and the one that carried the most weight was the individual raffle ticket sales by each contestant.
Master of Ceremonies Jack Shay said, "The girls are all fine young women who give back to their community in numerous ways and their hard work in this contest has raised $15,000 to be divided between the Fourth Fireworks and Special Olympics." The Lions Club's Fourth of July Fireworks fund is the recipient of half the ticket sales.
After consideration of all the points earned in the three categories, the 2004 Fourth of July Queen and her court were announced by Master of Ceremonies Jack Shay.
Lauren Elerding the 2002 Fourth of July Queen crowned the new 2004 Queen Chelsea Goucher and the members of her court. Jamie Fitzgerald was chosen as 1st Princess, Dawn Reno was chosen as 2nd Princess and Heather Keller, Vicky Pilcher and Jessica Graham were named members of the Queen's Court.
Members of the Court: Heather Keller, Vicky Pilcher and Jessica Graham...
The Queen & her Court at the SE Alaska Discovery Center Saturday evening....
Photo by Dick Kauffman
After the crowing ceremony, the ticket raffle drawing was held in the Salmon Landing mall. The Lions Club announced the winners - Robert Rose was the winner of $500; Tyson was the winner of $200 (No full name given, the Lions Club noted they do have a phone number...); and Joyce Kloehn was the winner of $50.
Queen Goucher, wearing the Queen's crown and the ermine lined cape, and her Court had their photographs taken at Czars Treasures on the Fourth of July. The Queen and her Court then rode in the parade in trucks provided by Lewis Chevrolet.
Photo by Gigi Pilcher ©2004