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January 18th, 2010 by Temple City Tribune
The annual search for a King and Queen and their Royal Court to reign over the 66th Annual Camellia Festival of Temple City began on Saturday, January 9, 2010, when first grade boys and girls participated in the Royalty Play Day.
The preliminary judging was held at the Community Center at Live Oak Park under the direction of the Parks & Recreation Department of Temple City and the Camellia Festival Committee.
The first grade participants were judged on their attention span, getting along with others, following directions, general appearance, poise and personality. Judges remain anonymous, are not Temple City residents, and do not have any connection with the City of Temple City. The children were known only by the number they wore. Play day is a fun time for the children as they play games, sing songs, make a craft, and have the experience of talking into a microphone.
The Royal Court members selected for the 66th Camellia Festival are Princesses Jennifer Holster, Shaya Godycki and Hailey Marie Gibson, all students at Longden.
It is interesting to note that Jennifer Holster and Shaya Godycki each have sisters who have been on the Royal Court in previous years.
Jaye Mariano Valenzuela of Emperor, Max Bhatti of Longden and Brett Conger of Arcadia Christen will be the Princes.
Banner Carriers include Sophia Goodson of Cleminson. Natalie Leung of Emperor, Jeffery Goin of Longden and Phillip Chiechi of Longden.
The King and Queen will be announced at the Royalty Coronation and Reception on Friday, February 5, 2010, at Live Oak Park, 10144 Bogue Street. This event is open to the public. The Royalty Court, which includes the Banner Carriers, will visit many of the Temple City service clubs during the month of February and reign over the Camellia Festival.
The annual Camellia Festival parade is Feb 27 at 10 am. Feb 26-28 is the Camellia Festival Carnival which traditionally takes place in Temple City Park.
February 1st – Pre-Sale tickets for carnival start at City Hall and Live Oak Park
February 1st – Deadline for parade program advertisements
February 5th – 700p.m. Live Oak Park, Royalty Coronation – Announcement of this year’s King and Queen open to the public
February 26th to February 28th – Camellia Festival Carnival at City Park
February 27th at 10:00 a.m. – Camellia Festival Parade along Las Tunas Drive
If you need additional information, call the Festival Office at (626) 285-2171 ext. 2350 or send an email to email@example.com.