CHERRY GROVE ANNUAL “AROUND THE WORLD” HOMECOMING QUEEN CONTEST
ROBIN KRADLES STEALS THE SHOW TO EVERYONE’S DELIGHT
Photos and text by Jeannie
It was the first viewing for many of the newly remodeled Community House Theater without its view obstructing support beams. It now boasts a $146,000 steel beam which eliminated those beams and what a difference! The first in many improvements to come
Board president Martha and her “bride” Ellen – a Lawyer & a Doctor – every Jewish mother’s dream…well, almost
It’s Trans Anne – “Fly Me”
A quick pre-show chorus line
And here we have – our next Homecoming Queen?
Donna & Charity – Grove Glamour
Its fun being with you, Coco, so handsome out of drag….
But I need my solo shot! Joyce R
Well – time to put on my gown – where are all the other contestants?
Bruce Michael always looks good behind the bar – he owns the spot
Demi Tasse – always perfectly stylish
Denise – looking very macho chic
Back together again for the new season – terrific
AH! The happy grandmas
Cobra – always lovely
Tony Bondi puts the finishing touches on our out going Queen.
“It’s been a wonderful privilege to be Homecoming Queen My favorite moments were the Breast Cancer events and SAGE.
Meanwhile the President primps: How do I look????
Here’s Lola – vamping it up in the dressing room
Weren’t you just Trans Ann???
MC’s – the Norwegian “Tanta” Panzi and Italian Bombshell Bella
Traded quips and paid homage to the former Queens in the house: Donna Piranha. Beach DeBris, Charity, Mandi (please perform for us this year), Angela Mercy, Margo, Coco, Philomena, Lola, Cobra, Joan Van Ness, Ivana Cocktail.
When asked abut the Invasion this year without the Pavilion Panzi retorted the Invasion was going on 20 years before the Pavilion was built. And announced that this year the CGFD have honorary membership in the organization and the event
Outgoing Homecoming Queen YaNeeda Dunes belly danced her farewell
Last minute entry Wanda Lust
“Where’d she get her hair cut – at the groomers?”
OMG! Don’t applaud – I don’t want to win!
Lola pranced around – she can’t win as a former HCQueen
Now I’m Ann Gora, fluffy, soft, and luxurious
At last, a serious contender…brought the house down
“It was the best time ever…did better than the one the year before me (a quip at long time partner and former Homecoming Queen Beach DeBris)”
…and now some raffles…thanks given to Paul Jablonsky for donating his flags on the proscenium, Among prizes: a $25 gift certificate at the Market “for the Sunday Times”, Philomena won her food donation and donated it back “she won’t even eat her own food”, a VIP 10 trip pass “to the Sunken Forest”.
Then Bella held up a photo of Panzi which she tried to grab back. But Bella used it for blackmail, drove up the bidding to $100 from Rich Parisi
Definitely worth $100 – expect to see it surface again and again……
TIME TO CHOOSE
They looked hopeful……
AND THE WINNER IS…..
Robin Kradles – to everyone’s delight
A kiss for the crowd
A “thank you, I love you” gesture
…and a victory pose
It was her third attempt, and it worked. Unanimously. Everyone who knows her loves her. Aside from her glamour and talent, and creativity, she is admired for her generosity of spirit and eagerness to serve her beloved community.
HAIL TO THE QUEEN