Christmas Royalty Named

By: Lisa Soileaux
A new Miss Merry Christmas and Master Noel was selected Sunday, Nov. 28, during contests held at the Rayne Civic Center Mural Room.

Alexis Thibodeaux was crowned Miss Merry Christmas and Nicholas Gautreaux named Master Noel during the 2010 contests.

Alexis is the seven-year-old daughter of Robert and Tiffany Gossen and Tyler Thibodeaux. She is a second grade student at Rayne Catholic Elementary. She was crowned by last year’s honoree, Kailey Hollier.

Nicholas is the eight-year-old son of Judd and Jami Gautreaux of Rayne and a second grade student at Rayne Catholic Elementary. He was awarded his crown by Peyton Isaiah Francis, 2009 honoree.

Miss Merry Christmas court members were 1st Maid Emma Landaiche and 2nd Maid Andrus Claire Kelbaugh. Emma is the seven-year-old daughter of Andre and Pam Landaiche. Andrus is the seven-year-old daughter of Keeffer and Claire Kelbaugh.

Miss Merry Christmas contestants were Brydgitte Nicole Wyble, seven-year-old daughter of Scott Wyble; Madeline Oliver, six-year-old daughter of Chet and Cynthia Oliver; Alesha Don Johnson, eight-year-old daughter of Amber Roberts and Aaron Johnson; Ava Thibodeaux, seven-year-old daughter of Stcey and Annette Thibodeaux; Madison Murrell, six-year-old daughter of Chad and Mary Murrell; and Elizabeth Claire Comeaux, six-year-old daughter of Dusty and Tracy Comeaux.

Master Noel court members were 1st Runner-Up Barrett Istre and 2nd Runner-Up Bleyton Francis. Barrett is the six-year-old son of Barry and Sheila Istre. Bleyton is the seven-year-old son of Keefer and Juanita Young.

Master Noel contestants were Glenn Dale Hunter, Jr., son of Glenn Dale Hunter, Sr. and Kristi Paddio Hunter, and Lexx Thomas Guidry, seven-year-old son of Pam Guidry and Danny Guidry.

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. 7, during the 2010 Rayne Christmas Parade.

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