Albert County Exhibition Queen Pageant 2016
QUEEN 2016 - Brooklyn Wilkins (Left) QUEEN 2015 Sarah Harrison (Right)
Brooklyn Wilkins, 15 year old daughter of Annick Robichaud-Butland and Cory Wilkins,was crowned Queen of the 2016 Albert County Exhibition at the pageant ceremony on Thursday evening, September 15. Brooklyn, a grade 10 honour's student at Caledonia Regional High School, was “all smiles” as she was crowned by the 2015 ACE Queen, Sarah Harrison, daughter of Rhonda and Jeff Harrison of Dawson.
A panel of four judges interviewed the contestants judging on their involvement with the exhibition, poise, personality, communication skills, and community volunteer work. The clothing style for the contestants this year was "Classy Country".
The pageant judges were Cynthia MacCallum, Margaret Williamson, Grant Colpitts and Tim Bathurst.
Dawne McLean has enjoyed coordinating the pageant since 1983 because “not only does the pageant provide a rewarding experience for the young women to be recognized for their community involvement and achievements, but the pageant brings excitement and a youthful spirit to our exhibition each year”.
The ACE Queen Pageant has been a cherished tradition since 1962, when the first “Queen of the Albert County Fair” was crowned. Over the past 54 years, the generous support and donations received from various Albert County organizations and businesses have been greatly appreciated by the pageant coordinators.
First Princess was Macayla Fenton from Alma, 17 year old daughter of Terri Fenton. Macayla was also voted Miss Congeniality by the pageant contestants.
Melissa Morrisey, 15 year old daughter of Michael and Susan Morrisey of Riverside-Albert was chosen as 2nd Princess.
The other pageant contestants were: Emily Downey, Samantha Keiver, Andrée Landry, Kiera Lockhart, Macy MacDougall, and Breanna Woodworth.