2016 Queen and 1st Attendant
L-R - First Attendant Hope Gardner and Queen Camryn Main
Seventeen-year-old Camryn Main beamed with joy in her floor length purple evening gown as she bowed down to accept the queen’s crown Friday evening during the conclusion of the 38th annual First Town Days Queen Scholarship Pageant, sponsored by the New Philadelphia VFW Post 1445.
Following the ceremony, the New Philadelphia senior said she was both happy and relieved to have been chosen to reign over the 39th annual First Town Days Festival, which begins Thursday.
Camryn, who served as first attendant for the 2015 First Town Days Festival, is the daughter of Craig and Amy Main of New Philadelphia.
Camryn is involved in many school activities including the Delphian Chorale and Buckeye Girls State, and has volunteered numerous hours with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program. She works at Wendy’s restaurant and is a lifeguard at Tuscora Park.
In addition to her crown and the honor of serving as an ambassador at this year’s First Town Days Festival, Camyrn will receive a $1,750 scholarship. She plans to attend Kent State University with a double major in botany and chemistry.
Sixteen-year-old Hope Gardner will replace Main as the reigning first attendant.
Hope is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Gardner of Uhrichsville and a junior at Tuscarawas Central Catholic. She is involved in cheerleading and is a member of her school’s yearbook and photography clubs.
Hope will receive a $1,000 scholarship that she will use to pursue a degree in education and a minor in Spanish from Ohio State University.
Main was crowned by 2015 Queen Sydney Mowrer.
Sections of this writeup were taken from a Times Reporter article 6/25/16
2015 Queen - Sydney Mowrer
2014 Queen - Richelle Aksterowicz
2013 Queen - Alexis Weyand