Dakota Henry named Miss Rayne 2009
Lisa Soileaux ~ Assistant Editor
Dakota Henry, the 16-year-old daughter of Ricky and Renee Henry, was crowned Miss Rayne 2009 Saturday evening during the annual Miss Rayne Pageant held at the Civic Center.
The new Miss Rayne is an incoming junior at Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish and is also involved in public speaking, acting, dancing and gymnastics. She was sponsored for the event by Prejean’s Repair Service, Inc.
Crowning her successor was the 2008 honoree, Angelle Hollingsworth. Making other presentations to the new Miss Rayne were committee members Josie Henry and William LeBlanc, along with Mayor Jim Petitjean who presented the new Rayne royalty with her banner, floral bouquet, and special basket of goodies from the City of Rayne.
Named Ray*la*ne Princess for the Rayne event was Kayla Jane McFalls-Fontenot, 17-year-old daughter of Jimmy and Norellie McFalls-Fontenot. She was sponsored for the event by Fontenot Insurance Co. in Rayne. Kayla was also presented the People’s Choice Award, an honor resulting in votes directly from the audience.
Princess to represent the City of Rayne at the International Rice Festival in Crowley was Morgan Daigle, 16-year-old daughter of Dr. Rowdy and Angela Daigle. She was sponsored for the event by Gretchen Cormier representing Curves for Women. Morgan was also voted by the contestants as Miss Congeniality.
Selected as the City of Rayne’s princess to the Church Point Buggy Festival was Jasmine Daney Cook, 17-year-old daughter of Connie L. Cook. She was sponsored for the pageant by the Ebonite Social and Civic Club, Inc. of Rayne.
Complete details and more photos of the pageant will be carried in Thursday’s edition of The Rayne Acadian-Tribune.