Allegranza has assumed responsibility for the chamber’s premier event, the
Carrot Festival, as the interim executive secretary. She is assisted by Krystal
Martinez, who will work on a part-time basis. The chamber will be open Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break
from noon to 1 p.m.
Junior Princess, there are two candidates so far. Jocelyn Romero, 5, attends
Rockwood Elementary School in Calexico. Brytni Valenzuela, 6, and attends
Lincoln Elementary School in El Centro.
the candidates to date are Carmella Valenzuela, 9, from Finley Elementary
School in Holtville, and Lexee Roeseler,
12, from Holtville Middle School.
competing in the queen division so far include Alexid Piper and Skyler Hanson, both
14 and freshmen at Holtville High School.
ladies will be coached in make-up, poise and public speaking by Jody Rollins,
co-founder of Rollins Creative LLC.
the contest remains open through the end of the year. Interested candidates
should go to the Holtville Chamber of Commerce website: wwwholtvillechamber.org, scroll to the middle
of the page and click on “Contestant Registration.”
There are no
other contest events scheduled (except coaching by Rollins) until the Speech
Contest at the Civic Center on Jan. 28. The Royalty Coronation Banquet is
scheduled for Jan. 31 at the Barbara Worth Country Club.
hoping to get more girls included,” said Allegranza. “They can earn a
percentage of their ticket sales. But the chamber and I am excited. Being a
former director, and a mother of three daughters, princesses and a queen, we’re
all looking forward to the Carrot Festival.”