(73rd Annual Holtville Carrot Festival and Street Fair)…It is underway.

Technically, it began Friday. The Festival Royalty Coronation Banquet was held at the IV Swiss Club, that included the presentation of the 2019 Citizen of the Year. 14 year old Alexis Piper was crowned Carrot Queen. 12 year old Lexee Roesler was named Princess, and for the 2nd year in a row, 6 year old Brytni Valenzuela was named Junior Princess. Carmella Valencia, a Junior Princess candidate was named Miss Congeniality. Alex Silva, Holtville Fire Chief, was named 2019 Citizen of the Year. The Junior Chef Cooking Contest will be held Tuesday evening. The carnival opens Thursday.