Chicopee Colleen Contest and President's Dinner

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December 30, 2019

Chicopee - Applications for the 2020 Chicopee Colleen Contest are now
available on the Chicopee St. Patrick's Parade Committee's website at Entries must be postmarked or electronically submitted
by February 1, 2020.

Applicants must be unmarried female residents of the City of Chicopee
(Resident students of Elms College are eligible to apply) between the ages
of 17 and 20.  A complete list of rules and regulations is posted on the
website.  All participants in the contest become eligible to apply for
scholarships awarded annually by the committee. 

The Chicopee Colleen Contest and Coronation Ball is one of the largest and
most anticipated social events of the year. Each year, many young ladies
compete for an opportunity to represent their city as the Colleen or a
member of her Court for the upcoming year.  This year's Ball will be held at
the Castle of Knights on February 22.  The Colleen and Court will be
selected that evening.

The committee is also planning its annual President's Dinner, which will be
held at the Munich Haus on February 1.  Tickets are $25 each and are
available from any committee member, or by contacting Haley Jarvis at (413)
426-6825.  This year's honorees are President Brenda Pauze Guiel; Parade
Marshall James Kelly; and award recipients Edward Kenfield (Woods Award),
Joel Rodowicz (Atkinson Award), and Sara Gilpatrick and Joshua Malone (Meara

Watch the committee's Facebook page,
and website, for ticket information on the upcoming
Colleen Coronation Ball (February 22) and Irish Night (March 14), which will
be posted as soon as it is available.  Sponsorship opportunities are also
available and listed on the website.

Photo: 2019 Chicopee Colleen Madison Hartling and her Court, Nyah Martineau,

Kayleigh Dion, Catalina Ulloa-Hiltz, and Sydney Demers.  Photo courtesy of
Joel Rodowicz.
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