Union teen crowned Maine Wild Blueberry QueenHilt named Crown Princess
Union — Elly Maria Baubonis of Union was crowned the 2014 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen in front of a packed crowd at the 145th annual Union Fair Aug. 17.
Baubonis, the daughter of Wendy Reinemann, is a 2014 graduate of Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro and will be attending the University of Southern Maine this fall. Her high school activities included varsity tennis, teacher assistant and horticulture I and II. Her hobbies include tennis, 4-H, livestock, fishing and cooking.
She is currently a hostess at The Chowder House in Rockland and she plans to enter pre-med and become a medical examiner.
She is sponsored by Coastal Blueberries.
The 2014 Crown Princess is Rebekah Ann Hilt of Appleton, a 2014 graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School. She is the daughter of Jeff and Lisa Hilt.
Hilt was also named by the other princesses as Miss Congeniality.
The princesses were escorted to the grandstand in classic automobiles and then answered questions about the Maine wild blueberry industry before the new queen was announced.
The Rev. Wayne Sawyer of St. George served as master of ceremonies. Judges were Bonnie Sylvain, Katlyn Drake Powers and Kyle Santheson. Phil Clement provided music and Chhaya Hinkley was the crown bearer. Peter Taylor was the event photographer and Sogno Salon of Rockland provided hair and makeup services.
Baubonis replaces 2013 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Elise Wallace of Friendship.
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