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The queen for the upcoming Ireland Bicentennial Celebration was selected Sunday afternoon.


17-year old Lydia Shepherd, the daughter of Kevin and Marsha Shepherd will rein over this weekends events. Lydia is in her junior year at Jasper High School. She stated she was overly excited to win the pageant and she looks forward to welcome people to Ireland as she attends all the upcoming events.

1st Runner-Up is Collen Hopf the 20-year old daughter of Debbie and Jerry Hopf. She is a spohomore at the University of Southern Indiana. She enjoyed meeting the other girls and was excited to represent Ireland as her hometown.

Meanwhile 17-year old Emily Hoffman was named Miss Congeniality. Emily is the daughter of Tony and Loretta Hoffman and is a senior at Jasper High School.


In the Junior Miss contest, Kaitlyn Stenftenagel was crowned Junior Miss. She is the daughter of Jody and Jeff Stenftenagel. She is an 8th grader at Jasper Middle School. Stenftenagel shared her favorite part was having fun and her overall participation in the pageant.

Kylie Patterson, the daughter of Aaron and Pam Patterson and an 8th grade student at JMS was selected as 1st runner-up.


The Little Miss pageant, Andyn Lampert, the 8-year old daughter of Brooke and Jake Lampert was picked as Little Miss Ireland with 11-year old Arrington Drew-Hartke, the daughter of Anessa and Phil Englert and Damien Hartke was named 1st runner-up.

Finally, Caleb Patterson was named little Mr. Ireland for this weekend’s celebration. He is the 10-year old son of Aaron and Pam Patterson.

Cole Lampert, the 8-year old son of brooke and Jake Lampert was 1st runner-up.

Festivities for the Ireland 200th Bicentennial Celebration will kick off on Friday.

For more information on the upcoming events for the Ireland Bicentennial navigate to their website:  .

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