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Mountain Festival taking nominations for 5 Generation Court

Nominations due by April 15

Do you know of someone who has made a significant difference in the Sandy community?

Do you know of a young woman who is making an outstanding effort at becoming an excellent citizen?

Perhaps you know of someone who works quietly behind the scenes and deserves recognition.

Here's your chance to give these women - young and old - the credit they're due.

The Sandy Mountain Festival is taking nominations for the 2011 5-Generation Court. The festival will select the court - a queen and four princesses - based on these nominations.

The queen must be 65 years or older, and princesses are divided into four age divisions - 45-64, 25-44, 14-24 and 7-13 (all ages as of July 1).

'Each year we anxiously await these nominations,' said Shannon Brown, 5-Generation Court chairwoman. 'It's a pleasure to learn about the amazing women and girls who fill so many important roles in our community.'

The nominations of the court also mark the launch of the Sandy Mountain Festival season, which culminates with the actual event Saturday and Sunday, July 9-10, in Meinig Memorial Park.

More than 150 artisans show their wares while entertainment acts perform on two stages. Enjoy delicious treats sold at more than 20 food booths staffed by local nonprofit organizations, or retreat to wander the wooded paths in the park.

The rules are as follows:

• The queen and princesses must have lived in the Sandy area for at least five years.

• The queen and princesses must be active in the community. (In the case of princesses No. 3 and No. 4, parents' activities also count.)

• The queen and princesses must be willing to represent the Sandy community by participating in the Sandy Mountain Festival Parade and other activities associated with the Sandy Mountain Festival during July. The court also may be requested to attend functions during May and June.

A nomination form appears on the Sandy Mountain Festival website, sandymountainfestival.org/court.

Nominations may be returned to Sandy Mountain Festival Queen's Court, P.O. Box 549, Sandy, 97055. Or they may be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nominations are due by April 15. Selection will follow soon afterward.

A coronation will be scheduled at a later date.

For more information, call Shannon Brown at 503-890-6958.