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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
    www.chicopeespc.com. 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, https://www.facebook.com/chicopeespc/
    and website, www.chicopeespc.com 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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