BANDON — Praise, congratulations and acclamations of loving approval for Bandon’s 2020 Cranberry Queen, Elli Schulz, were voiced during Mass on Sunday, Sept. 27, at Holy Trinity Church here.

Schulz’s godfather, Mike Hennick Sr., escorted her to the altar where Father Anthony Ahamefule, administrator, awaited.

“I taught her first Communion class,” Hennick said about his goddaughter. “Elli is an active member of our youth group. She is a conscientious student and has worked very hard to become an accomplished dancer.

“Elli is a role model for children and youth,” he said.

He added that he has the distinction of being grandfather of the 2019 queen, Allison Hennick, as well as the  godfather of the 2020 queen.

Father Ahamefule presented Schulz with a bouquet of a dozen red roses as a gift from Holy Trinity Parish.