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2014 Temple City Camellia Festival introduces new Princesses and Princes

January 23rd, 2014 by Temple City Tribune

The annual search for the Royal Court for the 70th Annual Temple City Camellia Festival took place on Saturday, January 11, 2014, when first grade boys and girls participated in the Royalty Play Day Contest at the Live Oak Park Community Center under the direction of the Temple City Parks & Recreation and Camellia Festival Committee.      
Participants were judged on the following criteria: attention span, how they interacted with other first grade children, following directions, general appearance, poise and personality.  The Judges were not Temple City residents nor do they have any connection with the City of Temple City.   The children were known to the Judges only by the number they wore.  The Play Day Royalty Contest is designed to be a fun experience for the children during which they play games, sing songs, make a craft, and have the experience of talking into a microphone. 
The King and Queen will be announced at the Royalty Coronation and Reception which will be held on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm at Live Oak Park located at 10144 Bogue Street.  The public is invited to attend this event as well as past Royalty.
The duties of the Royal Court and Banner Carriers includes visits to Temple City service clubs, event appearances, and of course, reigning over the 70th Camellia Festival which will take place February 21, 22 & 23, 2014. 
The following are important upcoming dates for the 70th Camellia Festival:
February 1st – Pre-Sale tickets for carnival start at Live Oak Park
February 1st – Deadline for parade program advertisements
January 31st -7:00 pm Live Oak Park, Royalty Coronation 
Announcement of this year’s King and Queen open to the public
February 21nd to February 23rd – Camellia Festival Carnival at City Park
New Carnival hours:
Friday February 21, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Saturday February 22, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Sunday February 23, 12 noon to 8:00 pm
February 22nd at 10:00 am – Camellia Festival Parade along Las Tunas Drive
If you need additional information call the Festival Office at (626) 285-2171 extension 2350 or nfish@templecity.us
The Temple City Camellia Festival Committee has announced the following Royal Court members for the 70thth Camellia Festival: Princess Emily Shivley (Longden), Princess Isabella Realzola (Longden), Princess Ella Clinton (First Lutheran), Prince Austin Bateman (La Rosa), Prince Jaden Joe (Emperor), Prince Grant Morrison Brown (Emperor) Banner Carriers will be: Megha Shyama Arun (Londgen), Nichole Shih (Longden),  Judah Douglas (Longden), Jeremy Jeehyo Kim (Emperor) -Jerry Jambazian

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