2024 Orange City Tulip Queen Crowned
Shown in image left to right: Rebecca, Kylie, Avery, Amelia, and Ella
Avery Kelch was crowned the 2024 Tulip Festival Queen on Monday, Nov. 20. Avery will reign over the 83rd annual Tulip Festival, set for May 16, 17, and 18, 2024.
A senior at MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, Avery is the daughter of Reese and Cristi Kelch. Avery is joined on the 2024 Tulip Court by court members Becca Boersma, daughter of Joel and Angela Boersma, Amelia Calsbeek, daughter of Dean and Tina Calsbeek, Kylie Kurtz, daughter of Vince and Laurie Kurtz, and Ella Poppema daughter of Joe and Gina Poppema.
A Queen’s Tea with the court members and three pageant judges was held on Monday, November 20. 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 2024 Tulip Festival Queen. A livestream was made available on the Tulip Festival website for the crowning event.
Avery 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.