Six contestants will vie for the title of Miss Trelawny Festival Queen. The event will take place on Sunday, May 8 at the Falmouth Cruise Ship Pier. The competition is a production of the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC).
The Festival Queen competition will take place in all parishes. The parish winners will meet in the grand final in Kingston. The competition is part of the annual Independence Day celebrations. Trelawny’s Honica Brown was 2nd runner up in 2014.
From The Jamaica Observer:
FALMOUTH, Trelawny — Six contestants from the parish of Trelawny will on Sunday vie for the Miss Trelawny Festival Queen crown at a coronation show set for the historic Falmouth Cruise Ship Port in the parish, starting at 8:00pm.
They are: Shanique Williamson, 23, teacher, who will wear the sash Miss Gore Development Ltd; Shanta Brown, 25, teacher, Miss Jamaica Public Service Ltd; Shaunette Flemming, 24, student, Miss Falmouth Jamaica Land Company Ltd; Yanique Brady, 19, student, Miss Trelawny Cultural Committee; Mickcole Powell, 23, teacher, Miss Trelawny Cooperative Credit Union and Kacia Whilby, 24, a marketing communications specialist, who will wear the sash Miss Johnson’s Petroleum.
According to Desrene Forbes-Jarrett, parish administrator, Jamaica Cultural Development Commission, Trelawny Office, the family-oriented event, which will be held under the theme ‘Jamaican Women Shaping our Culture,’ promises to be a special Mother’s Day treat.
“The contestants will be showcasing their various talents and we have a very good entertainment package lined up,” Forbes-Jarrett told the Jamaica Observer West.
The contestants will be judged on cultural awareness, community involvement, performing arts skills and role model attributes. The eventual winner will receive cash and prizes and will go on to represent Trelawny in the Miss Jamaica Festival Queen Competition.
Adrian Dell, third-place winner in the 2013 Festival Song competition will serenade the contestants, while the Trelawny-based cultural group Artistry in Motion, as well as the Trelawny Song and Dance Ensemble, will form part of the promised rich entertainment package.