November 23, 2021 - 10:56 am - Posted in News

UPDATE: Orange City, Iowa — Congratulations are in order for the 2022 Orange City Tulip Queen, Naomi Mellema. A senior at Unity Christian High School in Orange City, Naomi Mellema is the daughter of Matt and Kristin Mellema.

Mellema is joined on the 2022 Tulip Court by court members Maren Beaty, daughter of Craig and Shannon Beaty, Chloe Bilby, daughter of Joe & Becky Bilby, Catharine Hummel, daughter of Patrick & Julia Hummel, and Kate Van Der Werff, daughter of Jeff and Kara Van Der Werff.

A Queen’s Tea with the court members and three pageant judges was held on Monday, November 22. A special crowning ceremony took place on that evening where the Tulip Court participated in introductions, question segments and presentations, in order to select the 2022 Tulip Festival Queen. A live stream was made available on the Tulip Festival website for the crowning event.

Naomi and her court will serve as ambassadors for the Orange City Tulip Festival as they travel in the spring, making several media and public appearances.

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Original story:

Orange City, Iowa — Five high school girls from the Orange City area are vying to be Orange City’s 2022 Tulip Queen. A Queen’s Tea and Pageant is scheduled for this Monday evening in Orange City.

The election to select the court was held Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021.

Tulip Court members for the 2022 Tulip Festival include Maren Beaty, daughter of Craig and Shannon Beaty; Chloe Bilby, daughter of Joe & Becky Bilby; Catharine J Hummel, daughter of Patrick & Julia Hummel; Naomi Mellema, daughter of Matt and Kristin Mellema; and Kate Van Der Werff, daughter of Jeff and Kara Van Der Werff.

The costume for the Queen and her Court is normally announced in March. The Queen and Court will serve as ambassadors for Orange City’s 81st annual Tulip Festival, set for May 19, 20, and 21, 2022.

The 2022 Tulip Queen Pageant will be held at the Knight Center. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $5 for all attendees, regardless of age or whether they choose to vote.

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