Apple Blossom princesses selected to serve

Cassidy Deerin

Three area women have been selected to serve as princesses in the Court of Queen Shenandoah LXXXIX during the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival April 22 through May 1.

Cassidy Deerin is representing the Virginia Horticultural Society. A freshman studying communications at Virginia Tech, she is the daughter of Kay and Paul Deerin, of Brookeville, Maryland, and the granddaughter of Linda and J. Patrick Russell, of Clearbrook, and Robert Deerin Sr., of Brookeville. She is a graduate of Sherwood High School.

Katelyn Gregory is representing Shenandoah University, where she is a senior studying nursing. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Michael Gregory, of Chesapeake, and the granddaughter Debra and Gene Hand, of Chesapeake; Linda and Bill Wernick, of Virginia Beach; and Hazel and Barry Gregory, of Madisonville, Tennessee.

Alyssa Pauley is representing Lord Fairfax Community College in Middletown where she is a freshman studying engineering. She is the daughter of Kelly and Stephen Pauley, of Linden, and the granddaughter of Candace Bowers, of Port Wentworth, Georgia; Dan Woodcock, of Brookville, Pennsylvania; Myra Pauley, of Tannersville, and the late Bill Pauley. She is a graduate of Warren County High School.

The princesses will participate in the coronation ceremony on April 29 at John Handley High School and ride on the queen’s float in the Grand Feature Parade on April 30.

Katelyn Gregory

Correction: This story has been corrected. The dates for the festival, the coronation ceremony and Grand Feature Parade were reported incorrectly.

Alyssa Pauley