Lombard’s Lilac queen and princesses
This year marks the 88th anniversary of the longstanding Lilac Queen contest, a scholarship program held in conjunction with the Lombard Lilac Time event.
Coordinated by the GFWC Lombard Junior Women’s Club, the program is open to young women ages 16 to 21 who live in Lombard. The five young women selected to represent Lombard on the Lilac Court are chosen based on community and school involvement, poise, grace, speaking ability and personal presentation. Each Lilac Princess receives a scholarship awarded by the Lombard Junior Women’s Club.
The Lilac Queen is crowned at the start of Lilac Time, and the queen and her court preside over two weeks of festivities, including the Lilac Parade on May 20.