Ally Elizabeth Burt was crowned queen of the 83rd Florida Strawberry Festival at the annual pageant in Plant City, FL. Burt was selected from a field of 28 contestants who also voted her Miss Congeniality. Dallas Baker was chosen first maid along with court members Baylee Astin, Selena Berrios, and Zoe Rasmussen.
Burt is the daughter of Royce and Raquel Burt. She is currently a senior at Seffner Christian Academy and is dual enrolled at Hillsborough Community College. Burt serves as senior class president and Student Government president. She plans to attend a Florida university to pursue a degree in biology.
The Florida Strawberry Festival Queen’s Competition is organized by the Plant City Lions Club and is composed of five facets of competition: a personal interview, on-stage speaking, casual wear, evening wear, and an impromptu question. About the Florida Strawberry Festival The Florida Strawberry Festival is an 11-day community event celebrating the strawberry harvest of Eastern Hillsborough County. Each year, over 500,000 visitors enjoy the festival’s headline entertainment, youth livestock shows, exhibits of commerce and, of course, its strawberry shortcake. The 2018 Florida Strawberry Festival, where we’re “Building New Memories!,” takes place March 1-11 in Plant City, FL. For more information, visit www.flstrawberryfestival.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (#berryfest18).