2009 Christmas Royalty Named

Lisa Soileaux ~ Assistant Editor

A new Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel was selected Sunday, Nov. 22, during the contests held at the Rayne Civic Center Mural Room.

Kailey Hollier was crowned Miss Merry Christmas and Peyton Isaiah Francis named Master Noel during the 2009 contests.

Kailey is the six-year-old daughter of Sammy and Paula Hollier of Rayne and a first grade student at Martin Petitjean Elementary. She was crowned by the 2008 honoree, Caroline Comeaux.

Peyton is the seven-year-old son of Juanita Young of Rayne and a second grade student at Martin Petitjean Elementary. He was awarded his crown by Ethan Alleman, 2008 honoree.

Miss Merry Christmas court members were 1st Maid Alexis Claire Thibodeaux and 2nd Maid Sydney Katherine Menard. Alexis is the six-year-old daughter of Tyler Thibodeaux and Tiffany Gossen. Sydney is the eight-year-old daughter of Fred and Dawn Menard.

Miss Merry Christmas contestants were Madison Claire Burleigh, Kelsey Cormier,Laurian Evelana Charitee’ Guidry, Kyleigh Hebert, Gabbie Mouton, Alicia Noell Redden, Rebecca Lynn Rogers, Ava Therese Thibodeaux, Arianna Chrishaunna Delane Thompson and Carmen Ann Venable.

Master Noel court members were 1st Runner-Up Gage Romero and 2nd Runner-Up Reid Scott Dupont. Gage is the six-year-old son of Andra Romero. Reid is the six-year-old son of Stephen and Jeanne Dupont.

Master Noel contestants were Lexen Smith, Caelan Anthony Comeaux and Noah Kendal Peter.

This year’s contest was again sponsored by ladies of Gamma Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, with Rayne Cultural Director Cheryl McCarty serving as emcee.

The new Christmas royalty will take their special place with Santa Claus on his sleigh Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, during the 2009 Rayne Christmas Parade.

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