Sandberg crowned Old Fashioned Festival queen
The recent NHS grad and future EOU ag science major will preside over the event
Its not a festival until a queen is crowned, at least in Newberg.
Fun and frivolity at the Old Fashioned Festival can now begin after Emily Sandberg was chosen Thursday night at Memorial Park.
There are definitely a whole bunch of different emotions, Sandberg said following the ceremony. Ive lived in this community all of my life, so its definitely a privilege to be able to serve as the queen of 2016. I knew we all deserved it so much and I couldnt do it without (princesses) Mariah and Felicia. I wish we all could have been queen, but I definitely feel very honored and will give my all.
Following festival tradition, the 2015 court Queen Mikayla Farr and princesses Tiffany Briant and Rayann Reid read aloud letters written by the parents of Sandberg and princesses Felicia Rogers and Mariah Lemen.
Not only did those in attendance learn from Sandbergs parents that the courts true princess smiles do not appear until nine in the morning, but that this years queen started her first nonprofit a program to provide schoolmates with clothes at the age of 5.
We are so proud of how committed and passionate you are, the letter read. Your faith, your hard work and the way you put other first have served you incredibly well and will continue to serve you throughout your life.
Sandberg, who will study agricultural science and business at Eastern Oregon University this fall, said that after having such a positive experience as a princess, shes thrilled for what lies ahead as queen.
I did not know how much went into the festival, so now I really see how much work it is and I want to volunteer and help in the community, Sandberg said.