Candidates for 2018 Veterans Queen are introduced
MIFFLINTOWN — The Juniata County Veterans Council has announced that three young women have indicated a desire to be a candidate for Queen this year.
The winner of the contest will receive a $3,000 scholarship, the first runner up will receive a $2,000 scholarship and the second runner up will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The candidates are:
Sarah Rowles, 17, is a student at Juniata High School. Her future plans are to attend college and pursue a degree in teaching. Her sponsor is Orvis Rowles Sr., and her parents are Orvis and Diane Rowles. Her escort is Declan Miller.
Kara Storey, 17, is a student at Juniata High School. Her future plans are to attend college and pursue a degree in criminal justice. Her sponsor is Dion DeNault, and her parents are Joseph and Kittelle Storey. Her escort is Jeremiah Parson.
Olivia Wolfgang, 17, is a student at Juniata High School. Her future plans are to attend college and pursue a degree in teaching. Her sponsor is Donald Sheets, and she is the daughter of Mia Spotts. Her escort is Cody Ponsole.
The candidates will sell raffle tickets as part of the competition, and area residents are asked to consider supporting their efforts.
The annual Veterans Council Queens Ball will be held Friday, November 9, 2018 at the River Church Social Hall (CJEMS building) Mifflintown, with a catered meal and music. Doors open at 6 p.m. and meal is served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 each and may be purchased from any JCVC member or at the Veterans Affairs office (717) 436-7728. The annual Veterans Day Parade will be held Nov. 10, in Thompsontown.
For additional information, contact Veterans Queen Contest co-chairman Gary Willow at (717) 348-1370, or John Monteleone at (717) 513-3317.
The Juniata County Veterans Council can be reached through their website at www.jcveteranscouncil.org or on Facebook. The council can also be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or voice mail at (717) 316-0084.