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 will be crowned in an elaborate coronation ceremony on Tulip Festival Saturday. She will receive a $5,000 scholarship, and each Court member $1,500. The 67th Annual Albany Tulip Festival will be held on May 9 & 10, 2015 in Washington Park.

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Meet the 2014 Tulip Court
Caitlin Whelan - 2014 Tulip Queen Jillian Callanan TaraMarie Crisafulli
Kasmira Wilkins Meghan Yi From L to R: Jillian Callanan, TaraMarie Crisafulli, Caitlin Whelan (Tulip Queen), Kasmira Wilkins, Meghan Yi. Photos by Tom Miller.
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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

2014 Albany Tulip Queen
Caitlin Whelan Request the Queen & Court

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Thursday March 5, 2015

Literacy Program Update!

These past two months have flown by in a blink of an eye! We have spent this time at Latham Ridge Elementary, as we were so fortunate to have the opportunity to bring our literacy program to 15 of the school's 5th and 6th graders. Upon us entering the classroom for our very first meeting, the children's faces lit up...
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