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Dogwood Prince and Princess crowned in Phoenixville


By Heather Tyrrell, editor@phoenixvillenews.com

Friday, May 17, 2013

PHOENIXVILLE — There’s new royalty in town that you’ll see graciously waving during the Dogwood Festival Parade.
Brian Quill was named Dogwood Prince and Brynn Klotzbach was named Dogwood Princess during Family Night on Wednesday at the Reeves Park bandshell. Dogwood Queen Rachel Miller presented Quill and Klotzbach with their crowns and sashes.
Quill is the son of Pam Quill of Phoenixville and attends Renaissance Academy. Klotzbach is the daughter of Josh and April Klotzbach of Phoenixville. Klotzbach attends Stepping Stone Education Center.
The Prince and Princess Contest is conducted online at www.phoenixvilledogwoodfestival.org. Participants make a donation when they vote.
Emcee of the Prince and Princess event Alan Hughes said the money raised during the contest was being donated to the Phoenixville Community Education Foundation. The contest raised $3,000 this year.
“This was a record year for money raised,” Hughes said.
Kelly Connors, PCEF board president, attended the ceremony and accepted the check on behalf of the foundation.
“I want to thank the Jaycees and the Phoenixville community for their generosity,” Connors said. “When we moved here we didn’t know how generous people are.”
The prince and princess expressed excitement for riding in the highly anticipated Dogwood Festival Parade that is being held on Saturday.
Quill said that he thinks it’s awesome he gets to be in the parade and throw candy to area residents.
Klotzbach said she is happy she is going to be in the parade. She said her favorite thing about the parade is the crowd.