New Children’s Day royalty drawing Aug. 17
Joshua Fribley and Trysten Tallada, 2012 Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Children’s Day king and queen, will crown the new children’s king and queen following a random drawing for Children’s Day royalty to be held Saturday.
This year’s royalty will be presented during the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Coronation Court on Aug. 24 at the Morgan City Municipal Auditorium. The coronation will feature the crowning of the adult king and queen.
Fribley, 9-year-old son of Michael Sweetser Jr. of Berwick and Susan Stevens of Patterson, is the grandson of Lona LeSalle of Broussard, Michael Sweetser Sr. of Bayou Vista and Judy See of Patterson. He is a third-grader at Hattie Watts Elementary School in Patterson.
Tallada, 7-year-old daughter of Christina Leonard of Morgan City, is the granddaughter of Peggy Leonard and great-granddaughter of Jerry and Louise Harvey of Morgan City. She is a third-grader at Wyandotte Elementary School in Morgan City.
Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to enter a free drawing for a chance to be crowned Children’s Day king or queen.
The drawing will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday on the porch of the Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival office located at 715 Second St. in Morgan City. Children that enter must be present for the drawing to be eligible.
Entry forms appear periodically in The Daily Review and may also be obtained at the festival office. There is no entry fee. All entry forms must be returned to the festival office by noon on Friday.
All children who enter and are present at the drawing will be able to ride on a float in the Shrimp & Petroleum Festival parade on Sept. 1 in Morgan City.
They are also invited to the festival’s opening ceremonies at 5 p.m. Aug. 29 in front of carnival on Second Street in Morgan City.
Annual Children’s Day activities and the children’s parade will be held in Lawrence Park on Sept. 1 in downtown Morgan City.
The annual Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival will be held Aug. 29 through Sept. 2 in downtown Morgan City.
Sponsor of Children’s Day is the family of Marion Bergeron of Morgan City and the late Oliver Bergeron.