2019 Tulip Court Election to be Held September 19

Since its inception, the Tulip Festival’s much beloved Queen and Court have been a prominent fixture in Orange City’s annual festival. The first Queen was crowned in 1937. Except for the war years of 1942-1946, a Queen and her Court have reigned each festival. Presently, five high school seniors are selected by the public each September and a pageant is held each November to crown the Queen. A panel of judges is assisted by the public in selecting a Queen.

This year, the 2019 Tulip Court Election is set to take place on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.

Voting for the 2019 Tulip Court will take place from 12 to 8 p.m. at Stadscentrum, located on the corner of Central Avenue and Second Street North in Orange City.

Eligible voters are adults with an Orange City address and 7th through 12th-grade students at MOC-Floyd Valley, Orange City Christian School, and Unity Christian High School.

Tulip Court candidates for 2019 are: Aarika Van Gelder, daughter of Larry and Phyllis Van Gelder, Allison Haverdink, daughter of Mark and Suzanne Haverdink, Anna Van Holland, daughter of Greg and Susan Van Holland, Brooke Venema, daughter of Dan and Tonya Venema, Emma De Groot, daughter of Don and Michelle Vaas, Jadeyn Schutt, daughter of Bruce and Amy Schutt, Jadeyn Veltkamp, daughter of Brad and Susan Veltkamp, Jordyn Jeltema, daughter of Allen and Pam Jeltema, Lindsay Kuiper, daughter of Bruce and Nicki Kuiper.

The 2019 Tulip Court will be announced after 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20.

Candidate eligibility and general questions can be directed to the Tulip Festival office at 712-707-4510.