Meissner roots in Queen competition run deep


Greg Knight

Queen Darian Meissner gives her acceptance speech after her coronation last Wednesday night. Meissner’s grandmother and two great aunts were also crowned as Queen in the early 1950s.

Sentinel writer

When Darian Meissner was crowned as the 2013 Fourth of July Queen on Wednesday, July 3, she achieved something special – she became one of the youngest women to even wear the tiara – and she followed in the footsteps of her grandmother, Aileen (Lewis) Meissner, and her great aunts, Patricia (Lewis) Mork and Colleen (Lewis) Morris.

The win for Darian came after an exhausting month-long push for ticket and food sales across the Borough and in Petersburg. In the end, she walked away with her tiara and roses after amassing a record-breaking $57,183 total.

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