2014 Queens Letter

As little girl you watch all the beautiful Festa Queen's wishing and hoping that one day you too can have your own crown. Never in my wildest dreams did I believe my wishes would come true. Being Festa Queen is an honor which words cannot describe and the people we wish to thank are endless.

To the community, you are the Festa. A queen, a president, a mass would not be a Festa without the community. It's for your participation that we are thankful. We once heard it said that the best thing about Portuguese people is that when it comes down to it we are there for each other. It is in that truth that we are most proud to be Portuguese and the 2014 Festa Queen.

I would like to invite everyone to attend all of the Festa events and fundraisers, and thank you in advance for your support! The UPSES Festa will take place June 6th – 8th and my family and I are counting the days!!! It is dedicated to all of the loving and caring individuals who volunteer day and night to continue our beautiful traditions.


Janée Da Rosa Valadão

2014 Festa Queen.