Emma Rodriguez Crowned 2019 Queen Infanta in Ocean City

Queen Infanta 2018 Grace Bromhead, a graduate of Ocean City High School and a student at Liberty University, stands with newly crowned Queen Infanta 2019 Emma Rodriguez, a senior at Ocean City High School.

OCEAN CITY — In a tradition dating back to 1929, the city has chosen a Queen Infanta to preside over the annual Baby Parade.,

Emma Rodriguez, a senior at Ocean City High School, was crowned 2019 Queen Infanta in a ceremony Tuesday at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Queen Infanta candidates are judged on their school and community involvement.

The annual Baby Parade is open to all families with children age 10 or younger. Sign up at ocnj.us/babyparade or at the City Hall Welcome Center at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. 

The entry fee is $5 per child.

Bands, dance groups, cheer squads, special guests, community groups and businesses wishing to participate also can sign up at the website.

For more information on how to participate, see ocnj.us/babyparade. Online registration is open.

The baby parade will take place for the 110th time at 5 p.m. Aug. 11 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

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