2008 Miss, Teen Miss and Junior Miss Crowley Pageants
As the crowd arrived at the Rice Theater on Saturday night in anticipation of the 72nd Miss Crowley Pageants, sponsored by the Crowley Professional Women’s Club, there was much excitement among everyone.
The contestants, entering from the lobby doors, were cheered on by a crowd of enthusiastic onlookers.
Once on stage, the contestants performed a rehearsed dance routine to entertain the audience which led into the self-introduction from each contestant. Thus, the 2008 Miss Crowley Pageants were underway.
The night was emceed by Tracy Wirtz of KATC and Barry Primeaux of KSIG. Guest speakers for the night included Mayor Greg Jones, Blane Faulk and Tessa Richard. There was also many visiting queens from surrounding towns and festivals that attended.
Other entertainment was provided by Dolores Nutt’s School of Dance. They preformed several invigorating dance routines setting the mood of the crowd for what was to come.
Starting with the Junior Miss Crowley, then Teen Miss Crowley and on to the Miss Crowley Pageant each contestant, one at a time, made their way to center stage while the emcees formally introduced them.
During the introduction they were being observed by the prestigious panel of judges. They were judged on three different categories; interview, evening gown and finally their conversational ability to answer the on stage question.
Although everyone did a terrific job, in the end it could only be one from each division to walk away with the title of Miss, Teen Miss or Junior Miss Crowley.
Miss Alana Immel, sponsored by The Ballroom of Crowley, was crowned as the newest ambassador to the City of Crowley. Her court included first alternate Christana Goff who was sponsored by Acadia Abstract and who will be representing the City of Crowley at the upcoming Rayne Frog Festival and second alternate Julia Maynard who was sponsored by Sheriff Wayne Melancon and who will be representing the City of Crowley at the upcoming Duck Festival.
Taking the crown as Teen Miss Crowley 2008 was Kayla Kebodeaux who was sponsored by Kim Hayes, candidate for City Judge. First alternate for this year’s Teen Division was Kathleen Cormier who was sponsored by St. Martin Bank and Trust.
Crowned as Junior Miss Crowley for the 2008 term was Kaleigh Credeur. Her sponsor for the evening was Acadiana Smiles. Her court included first alternate Carlie Lormand, sponsored by Total Lawn Management; and second alternate was Haley Spell, sponsored by M’Elise Trahan, candidate for City Judge.
In addition to the crowning of the newest royalty, there were also awards given for Miss Congeniality, Most Photogenic, Top Ad Seller and a $800 scholarship in the Miss Division.
Miss Congeniality for the Junior Division was Haley Spell, taking the honor in the Teen Division was Gabrielle Istre and Laura Childress received the award among the Miss Contestants. Miss Childress was also the recipient of the 2008 Scholarship. Claiming the title of Most Photogenic among the Junior contestants was Kaleigh Credeur, Kayla Kebodeaux was chosen within the Teen Division and awarded with the Miss Photogenic title from the Miss Crowley contestants was Christana Goff. Recognized as the Top Ad Seller among the contestants was Kathleen Cormier from the Teen category.
Weeks prior to the pageant, the girls enjoyed attending events including the Get Acquainted Function, the Hints and Tips Workshop held at Fantastic Sams and the Sponsor Social held at the Town Club.
The evening ended with a countless amount of photographs being taken and the sharing of many tears and meaningful congratulations.
Following the pageant, the new queens were honored at a reception hosted by Mayor Greg Jones and the Crowley City Council at Crowley City Hall.