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The annual search for a King and Queen and their Royal Court to reign over the 69th Annual Camellia Festival of Temple City began on Saturday, January 12, 2013, 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 69th Camellia Festival are:
Princess McKenna Kemper Cleminson Elementary School
Princess Gabriella Pedraza La Rosa Elementary School
Princess Samantha Womack Longden Elementary School
Prince Christopher Koyamatsu St. Luke Catholic School
Prince Lucas Cole De Paula Emperor Elementary School
Prince Adam Julian Zesati San Rafael Elementary School
Mariah Rae Maldonado La Rosa Elementary School
Kaida Sakamoto Emperor Elementary School
Kevin Tsai Emperor Elementary School
Zane Pinedo La Rosa Elementary School
The King and Queen will be announced at the Royalty Coronation and Reception on Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:00 pm 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. Past Royalty is invited to attend.
Please see the Camellia Festival 2013 Calendar below for important dates.
February 1st – Pre-Sale tickets for carnival start at Live Oak Park
February 1st – Deadline for parade program advertisements
February 1st -7:00 pm Live Oak Park, Royalty Coronation
Announcement of this year’s King and Queen open to the public
February 22nd to February 24th – Camellia Festival Carnival at City Park
Friday February 22, 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday February 23, 12 noon to 10:00 pm
Sunday February 24, 12 noon to 8:00 pm
February 23rd 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Princess McKenner Kem¬per ,Princess Gabriella Pe¬draza ,Princess Samantha Womack, Prince Christopher Koyamatsu, Prince Lucas Cole De Paula, Prince Adam Julian Ze¬sati: Banner carriers are: Mariah Rae Maldonado, Kaida Sakamoto, Zane Pinedo and Kevin Tsai. -Photo by Terry Miller