The 2018-19 Syttende Mai Royalty (L to R) Queen Amber & Princesses Libby and Abbie. Photo by Paul J. Seeling.
The 2018-19 Syttende Mai Royalty (L to R) Queen Amber & Princesses Libby and Abbie. Photo by Paul J. Seeling.

WOODVILLE, WI – The 2018-19 Syttende Mai Court of Queen Amber Delong, first Princess Libby Whirry and Second Princess Abbie Delong hosted the Annual Queen’s Banquet last Saturday, May 4 at the Lions Den in Woodville. This banquet organized by the Woodville Lions Queen’s Committee is a way to recognize the current Syttende Mai Court for the wonderful job they have done as Woodville’s Royal Ambassadors before they pass their reign to the 2019-20 Syttende Mai Royalty.

The gathering of parents and siblings there shared a tasty buffet meal of roasted chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, salad and dinner rolls with Rice Krispy bars for dessert.

After the meal Committee Chair Lori Johnson introduced her committee members in attendance of Suzette Hudson, Megan Suckow, Hattie Larson and Sarah Dodge. Following the Committee introductions Johnson called on the 2019-2020 Contestants to come up and give their introductory biography speeches outlining their school and extracurricular activities and who their parents, siblings and local Woodville business sponsors are.

Contestant number one Lauren Thompson sponsored by Action Labs was first. Next in line it was Victoria (Tori) Butler who is sponsored by C & J Liquidators. Tori was followed by Ivy Fuchsteiner and then Olivia Dumond concluded the well-rehearsed contestant bios.

Next on the program Lion Johnson had the 2018-2019 Syttende Mai Court come forward and share their “Thank You and Goodbyes” with their parents and each other. This is always a poignant moment between the girls and those in attendance.

The 2019-20 Contestants then received a nice gift bag from their sponsors.

At the conclusion Johnson presented the Queen and her Court each with different framed photographs of the three of them together at some time during the last year as a sweet memento of their reign as the 2018- 2019 Syttende Mai Royalty.

Hail and Thank you to Queen Amber and Princesses Libby and Abbie! Best wishes to you in all you do in the future; you will always be our 2018- 2019 Syttende Mai Royal Court!