In 1930, Lombard held the first Lilac Pageant, crowning the first Lilac Queen, Adeline Fleege. In 2001, the Lombard Junior Women’s Club obtained sponsorship of what is today called the Lilac Princess Program. This time-honored tradition has been in existence in our community for 90 years and it is an important part of Lilac Time in Lombard.
The contest is open to young women of Lombard who are between 16 and 21 years of age. The women are evaluated by a panel of impartial judges and are scored in categories like academics, community service involvement, poise and grace, speaking ability, and appearance. Five Lilac Princess are selected and serve as the Lilac Court, community ambassadors for the Village throughout Lilac Time. The Princesses participate in another round of judging and on the first Saturday in May, the Lilac Queen is crowned. Each Lilac Princess is awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Congratulations to our 2020 Lilac Court!
Thank you to the 23 AMAZING young women who came out and applied for the 2020 Lilac Princess Program!
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than you'd ever imagined...
Upcoming Schedule of Events
Monday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Maple Street Chapel (First Church of Lombard)
Open to the Public
Lombard Park District Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 4 at 10:40 a.m.
Lilac Princess Final Judging
Saturday, April 19
Little Lady Lilac Ball
Friday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Lilac Queen Coronation
Saturday, May 2 at 1:00 p.m.
Open to the Public
Arts & Craft Fair
Sunday, May 3 - 12:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, May 8 at 6:00 p.m.
90th Lilac Court Celebration
Saturday, May 16th
Lilac Day Parade
Sunday, May 17 at 1:30 p.m.
How to Support the Lilac Princess Program
The Lombard Lilac Princess Program has been a signature program for the Lombard Junior Women's Club since 2001 and its success is grounded on community support. Contributions, large and small, from individuals, businesses, grants and in-kind gifts all are essential to ensuring the continuation of this long-time tradition of Lombard.
Make a Donation
Make a one-time or reoccurring donation online or send a check to the Lombard Junior Women's Club (memo: Lilac Princess Program) to PO Box 512 Lombard, IL 60148.
For more information on the Lombard Lilac Princess Program, contact Brittney Conway at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank You to our Supporters
The Lilac Princess Program Committee and the Lombard Junior Women's Club sincerely appreciate and thank all of the many individuals and local businesses who support this long-time Lombard tradition.