13th annual Project Pink hosted by Beta Sigma Phi
The 13th Annual Project Pink, Breast Cancer Awareness event was held Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 at the Rayne Civic Center as announced by chairperson Theresa Prather.
During the past 12 years of the annual event, Beta Sigma Phi’s chapter of Preceptor Alpha Chi has made donations to The Susan G. Koeman Foundation for breast cancer awareness.
An opening prayer was led by Kelsie Primeaux, 2010 Miss Rayne.
The local organization, for the third year, honored someone who has succumbed to this dreadful disease, the event held in memory of Irene Brown. Instead of dwelling on the sorrow of the loss, her life was honored by naming Project Pink 2010, Irene Brown Day. The late Mrs. Brown was a charter member of Beta Sigma Phi and remembered for her dedication to the organization.
Myrtis Haure, breast cancer survivor, was named “2010 Project Pink Ambassador.” She was crowned by the 2009 ambassador, Bonnie Boudreaux.
A silent auction was also held, along with the awarding of door prizes and the sale of T-shirts and various breast cancer related items.
Persons on the “Honors List” (purchase in the name of someone for $2 each) was read during the day as follows: Pink Heart – Cancer Survivor; Angel – Memory of a loved one; and Breast Cancer Ribbon – Breast Cancer Survivor.
Exhibitors participating in the event were Susan G. Komen Acadiana Affiliate, Oncologics, Inc. of Lafayette, and Terry’s Medical of Lafayette.
A Pink Hat Contest and Pretty in Pink for ages 0 – 12 were held. Two divisions were included for each division with queens and public invited to participate. Prizes were awarded.
Letie Veillon with Susan G. Komen was presented a check from Preceptor Alpha Chi, Project Pink, in the amount of $4,000.
Veillon was also presented a check from Wal-Mart in the amount of $1,000.
The Crowley High Topper Staff presented Theresa Prather with Project Pink a check in the amount of $50.
Awards were presented for most raffle tickets sold for the “Angel of Hope” 12-inch Seraphim Angel valued at $175. The numbered, limited edition statue is a sculpted and delicately hand-painted angel. Queens Divison – Jeanne Dupree, Mrs. Christmas on the Bayou; Public – Miss Dommie Credeur.
Raffle drawing winners were: 1st prize – Sheraphim Angel of Hope (or $150 cash) – Bozo Dupree of Gueydan; 2nd – Musical Angel Figurine – Dommie Credeur of Rayne; 3rd - $25 gift card (donated by Shop Rite) – Edward LaGrange of Rayne; 4th – Breast Cancer Angel Figurine – Johnny Quebodeaux of Church Point; 5th - $25 gift card (donated by Shop Rite) – Michael Mire of Lafayette; 6th – Pink ribbon bag containing robe, slippers, bath & body products – Jeanne Dupree of Rayne; 7th – Basket of Avon Products – Becky Solomon.
The 3rd Annual Miss Project Pink Pageant will also be held at this time. Queens (ages 0-40 years) will hold their titles for a year and their primary responsibility will be to inform others throughout the state about the event and invite others to participate in this well-known breast cancer awareness event.
Custom crowns featuring a “Breast Cancer Awareness Pink Ribbon” were awarded in each category. Project Pink Pageant winners include:
Baby: Queen Tylee Olivia Alleman, 1st Maid and Photogenic Shelby Blair Suire, 2nd Maid Brooklyn Daisy Laenger.
T’Nincy: Queen Alliahnna Grace Harrington, 1st Maid Analiese Guidry, 2nd Maid and Photogenic Nadia Dugas.
Toddler: Queen Adelyn Grace Autin, 1st Maid Anna-Claire Menard, 2nd Maid and Photogenic Jasmine-Love Marie Istre.
Tiny: Queen and Photogenic Kynlee Jade Usie, 1st Maid Andie Claire Toups, 2nd Maid Addisyn Claire Evans.
Petite: Queen Elliana Rose Laenger, 1st Maid Linley Ranee Wilcox.
Little: Queen and Photogenic Brylee Andrus, 1st Maid Morgan Melissa Louviere, 2nd Maid Payton Broussard.
Deb: Queen Kinley Comeaux, 1st Maid and Photogenic Remi Winchester; 2nd Maid Jamie Hanks.
Jr. Teen: Queen and Photogenic Dalaney Clay Dumatrait.
Teen: Queen Brittany Hargrave, 1st Maid Kelli Renee Latiolais.
Lady: Queen Stephanie Romero, 1st Maid Jennifer D. Meche.
Mrs.: Queen Danielle Andrus.
Miss: Queen Tayga Nicole Albert, 1st Maid Brionnie Andrews, 2nd and Photogenic Taylor Faith Venable.
The day ended with the annual pink and white balloon release.