2019 Blueberry Princesses named

Aug 12, 2019
2018 Maine Blueberry Queen Whitney Dow poses following her coronation last year.

Union — Five young women will compete for the 2016 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen crown.

The Union Fair opens Saturday, Aug. 17, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 24.

The winner will become the newest ambassador for the blueberry industry. Appearances by the queen are designed to promote Maine's wild blueberries and Union Fair. The queen appears in statewide parades, special state events, at various charitable events and has an opportunity to tour blueberry processing plants.

The 2019 Maine Wild Blueberry Queen Coronation will be held Monday, Aug. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the grandstand, with the crowning of the new queen, crown princess and Miss Congeniality. All three winners receive trophies, roses and monetary prizes at the coronation.

Vying for the 2019 Maine Wild Blueberry title are:

Erin Nicole Dugan of Thomaston A 2018 graduate of Oceanside High School, she attends the University of Southern Maine in Portland as a business major with plans to someday open an interior design business. Her interests include serving her community through volunteer work, hunting for sea glass and spending time with friends and family. Sponsors: Bixby & Co. and Ewing Fruit Co.
Winona Faye Harvey of Thomaston A 2016 homeschool graduate, she is a hair stylist at The Cutting Room in Camden. Her future plan is to open a salon in the Midcoast. Her interests include volleyball, hunting, playing piano, travel, hair and makeup creativity. Sponsor: Fresh off the Farm
Shannon Christy Hopkins of Camden. A 2015 graduate of Camden Hills Regional High School and a 2018 graduate of Southern Maine Community College, she will attend the University of Maine Augusta in the fall, where she will study dental hygiene. Her interests include hiking, traveling, berry picking and spending time with family and friends. Sponsors: Coastal Mountains Land Trust; Beech Hill Blueberries
Andraya Roque of Thomaston A 2019 graduate of Oceanside High School, she is a cashier at Good Tern Co-op in Rockland. Her aspiration is to become an esthetician and she has an interest in criminal psychology. Her hobbies include painting, sculpting and writing. Sponsor: Lyle Cramer
Aubrey Brianna Schaeffer of Union A 2019 graduate of Medomak Valley High School, she will attend Thomas College in the fall to study criminal justice. Her interests include volunteering with youth sport teams, hiking, spending time with family and friends, fishing, reading. Sponsor: Hart’s Clary Hill Farm
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