The Tulip Queen serves as Albany's Ambassador for one full year of reign. She and her court will spend that year involved in volunteer projects, including the Mayor's Literacy Campaign, which strives to promote the value of reading to children. The Tulip Queen and Court have teamed up with the Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region to create a trust fund for future Tulip Queens and Courts to award grants to local literacy organizations. Each Queen and Court develops initiatives to further their goals and attends numerous events throughout the year focusing on education and community awareness.

The nominees attend a series of interviews and finalists are announced in early May. The Queen is crowned in an elaborate coronation ceremony on Tulip Festival Saturday. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and each Court member $1,500. The 66th Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held on May 10th & 11th, 2014.

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Meet the 2013 Tulip Court
Kate Bender - 2013 Tulip Queen Meghan Cahill Gigi Diffenback
Fendi Munoz Alexis Osborne Mayor Jennings with Kate Bender, Meghan Cahil, Gigi Diffenback, Fendi Munoz, and Alexis Osborne
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Mayor's Literacy Campaigns

Each year, the Tulip Queen and Court spend their reign developing programs for the Mayor's Literacy Campaign which promotes the value of reading to children & adults. Learn more about our Literacy Program

2013 Albany Tulip Queen
Kate Bender Request the Queen & Court

Kate is a freshman Business major at Siena College. Through the Siena Bonner Service Leaders Program, Kate works as a recruitment and outreach intern for the Girl Scouts...

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