TODAY: 2011 Tulip Queen finalists announced (LOCATION CHANGE)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: April 20, 2011
CONTACT: Jason Bonafide, Public Relations Coordinator
MEDIA ADVISORY: PRESS CONFERENCE
2011 Tulip Queen Finalists Announced
TODAY! Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 11:00am
LOCATION CHANGE: Albany City Hall Rotunda
24 Eagle Street, Albany NY 12207
Albany, New York - Mayor Gerald D. Jennings and Tulip Festival Chair Marcus Q. Pryor will introduce the five finalists for 2011 Tulip Queen at a press conference TODAY in Albany City Hall Rotunda at 11:00 am.
The five finalists were chosen through an extensive interview process out of about 70 nominations. Nominees were interviewed by the Tulip Queen & Court Selection Committee, a panel of judges from the community including prior Tulip Queen & Court members. These young women were chosen based on their community service & leadership skills, as well as their knowledge of Albany.
The Queen will be crowned at the Tulip Festival on Saturday, May 7 at noon on the Lakehouse Amphitheater Stage in Washington Park.
The Tulip Queen & Court spend their year of reign involved with many community education initiatives and coordinate a program each year for the Mayor Jerry Jennings Literacy campaign.
Nominations were accepted January 1 through April 1, 2011. For additional information regarding the Tulip Queen & Court, visit www.albanytulipqueen.com.
The 63rd Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held May 7 & 8, 2011. For more festival information call (518) 434-2032 or www.albanyevents.org
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