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By Toni DeRosa
Wasco Tribune 

Rose Queen candidates set

'3...2...1 Blast Off' is theme for Sept. 5


Courtesy Rose Queen Committee

The 11 candidates pose for a group shot.

Eleven girls will be vying for the title of 2019 Wasco Rose Queen, to be announced Thursday, Sept. 5. This year's theme, "Blast Off Space," was introduced in a video on Instagram.

The list of contestants was recently released by the Rose Queen Committee. Kareena Barboza is sponsored by Saldana Welding, Elisa Flores is sponsored by the Wasco Woman's Club, Michelle Garcia Azpien is sponsored by the Lady Elks, Isabella Gill is sponsored by Wasco Rotary, Jenesie Gonzales is sponsored by the Wasco Historical Society, Alynna Gonzalez is sponsored by the Block and Tackle Club, Alicia May Hernandez is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Daphne Hernandez is also sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Savannah Hicks is sponsored by Wasco Bengal Cheer, and Sihomara Navarro is sponsored by Westside Family Fellowship and Haylee

The girls are at Disneyland now with their advisers enjoying some bonding time. The next few months are going to be a busy time for each girl as they gain experience at public events and attending different events with city official.

Disneyland is an important part of the experience because it allows the girls to bond with one another and their advisors, who will guide them through their journey as individuals and as a group.

Courtesy Rose Queen Committee

2019 Rose Queen candidates from back row left: Kareena Barboza, Elisa Flores, Michelle Garcia Azpien, Isabella Gill, Jenesie Gonzales, Alynna Gonzalez. Front row left, Alicia May Hernandez, Daphne Hernandez, Savannah Hicks, Sihomara Navarro and Haylee Nunez.

The culmination of the Rose Queen pageant will take place on Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Wasco High School auditorium, when the 2019 Rose Queen is named. Following that, there will be a Wine and Roses evening on Friday, Sept. 7. The location will be determined at a later date.

Additionally, the Wasco Festival will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Barker Park from early in the morning until the end of the day with the Wasco Music show. According to reports from last year's music festival, attendees all said it was a lot of fun and people danced all evening.

The Wasco Festival will have different types of booths, concession stands, games and lots of activities to please the entire family.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars will also hold its annual classic car show at Barker Park alongside the Festival. The event will feature vintage vehicles displayed by their owners..

Other festival dates include Thursday, Sept. 6, the Rose Queen Pageant at WHS; Friday, Sept. 7, Wine and Roses evening; Saturday, Oct. 13, Wasco Festival at Barker Park all day into the evening with the Wasco Music Festival.


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