Brooke Setmire has been crowned Sunbury’s bicentennial princess.
The village’s bicentennial is in 2016. Annual events throughout the village’s 200th birthday year will have a bicentennial theme, and several events are planned specifically for the bicentennial.
Sunbury’s birthday party kicked off Saturday afternoon with the bicentennial princess pageant on the second floor of Town Hall, with 13 young ladies vying for the princess crown.
Following introductions, contestants participated in a talent show and a fashion show. Following a brief intermission, while judges huddled and tallied scores, three finalists were selected and entered a question and answer phase.
Judges said selection was difficult and that each finalist was separated from the others by only a point or two. When the proverbial dust settled, Brooke was crowned princess. Emma Wheeler was first runner-up and Adriana Knickerbocker was second runner-up.
As Sunbury’s bicentennial princess, Brooke will represent the village during all bicentennial events during the year ahead.
Brooke began her reign as bicentennial princess by riding in a convertible during Saturday evening’s “Christmas on the Square” parade.
Reporter Lenny C. Lepola can be reached at 614-266-6093