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Katie McKay was crowned 2013 Old Home Week Queen at the Lions Arena in Parrsboro on July 12, while Chalene Yorke (left) was named First Princess and Tylor Tennant was named both Second Princess and Miss Congeniality.
PARRSBORO – Fifteen-year-old farm girl Katie McKay was crowned the 2013 Old Home Week Queen in front of a packed crowd at the Lions Arena Friday evening.
After receiving her crown from 2012 Queen Audriana Smith, the local Grade 10 student credited her friend and fellow contestant Kristen Yorke for “pretty much forcing” her into entering the pageant.
“So, Kristen, this worked out well,” she said, thanking her family for their support, and the Parrsboro Lions Club, for making the event possible. “I’m really looking forward to the year ahead of me.”
Prior to the announcing of the queen, 15-year-old Tylor Tennant was named both Miss Congeniality and Second Princess, while 18-year-old Chalene Yorke was named First Princess.
The ceremony was not without its confusion, however, when King Lion Rob Bentley mispronounced the name of the First Princess as “Charlene Yorke,” causing Chalene and her younger sister Charlie, another contestant in the pageant, both to stand up.
All 10 contestants were cheered loudly by the crowd, as was outgoing queen Audriana Smith, who also received special mention from Mayor Lois Smith and Cumberland South MLA Jamie Baillie, both praising her for her active involvement in the community.