2019 Festa Queen Grace DaSilva

I am truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to host the 2019 Festa with my family. Being the U.P.S.E.S. Festa Queen has been a dream of mine since my Great Aunt Beatrice De Silva hosted this event in 2009. As queen, setting an example of compassion, modesty, and cheerfulness is something I strive for, as Queen Isabel did. The 2019 Festa is in memory of all our fisherman lost at sea and honoring the ones who are still with us today. Since the Portuguese first came here in 1911, fishermen have played a huge role in our community and we wouldn’t be here without them. I want to thank the Portuguese community for allowing me to carry on this tradition in hopes that I will be able to honorably represent our community. I hope to see everyone at Festa events and fundraisers!