2018 Rose Queen Crowned

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The Welland Rose Festival held its annual Coronation Ball on Saturday, June 2/2018 at the Croatian National Home in Welland where they crowned the newest Rose Queen Alyssa Petrucci, sponsored by the Seaway Mall.

This year there were seven contestants running to be on the Rose Court. Hunter Tellier, sponsored by Amell’s Better Cabinetry Designs/ReMax, Alyssa Bendlis, sponsored by Dance Place, Shelby Broughton, sponsored by Youngs Insurance Brokers Inc., Sarah Cann, sponsored by Molon Orthodontics, Alyssa Petrucci, sponsored by Seaway Mall, Kira Doan, sponsored by Zavarella Electric and Natalia Sandoval Sanchez, sponsored by Sundance Pressure Cleaning.

The evening was filled with fun, excitement and fabulous food. Entertainment was provided by Magician Shaun Ferguson. Contestants showed off their individual wear component and had a short question and answer period prior to the judges deliberation. Judges this year were Melissa Kirkpatrick, Adam Eckhart and Cynthia Vermeer.

The outgoing reigning queen, Meaghan Salmon, had some words of advice for the incoming court “no matter what happens, have fun.”

About 160 people were in attendance during the crowing ceremony that saw the new queen and her court introduced.

They are:

  • 2018 Rose Queen – Alyssa Petrucci
  • 2018 1st Princess – Sarah Cann
  • 2018 2nd Princess – Kira Doan
  • 2018 Miss Congeniality – Natalia Sandoval

Look for these ladies throughout the month of June at all of the upcoming Welland Rose Festival Events.


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