Miss Merry Christmas pageant scheduled
The annual Miss Merry Christmas Pageant which is one of the premier signals to the opening of the holiday season in the Rice
Capital will be held on Thursday, November 20, 2008 at 7 p.m. at the Rice Festival Building, Crowley.
At this time there are twenty-one young ladies vying for the title of “Miss Merry Christmas”. Contestants are all first-time first grade students attending an elementary school in Crowley or other surrounding area schools.
This year marks the 43rd anniversary of the pageant, Beta Sigma Phi President Maureen Fontenot commented, “It is an honor and a privilege for our sisterhood to continue to sponsor and host this wonderful holiday event, as we have done for so many years. It represents to all of us one of the few remaining ‘innocent wide-eyed remembrances’ that these young ladies will be able to treasure for years to come. We are proud to be a part of that experience.”
Fontenot also noted that the sisters of Beta Sigma Phi will once again hold their annual raffle with proceeds contributed to one of Acadiana’s non-profit organizations. The chosen organization will be announced at a later date.
The prize being raffled off for this year’s donation raffle is a Christmas stocking filled with toys. Chances will be available at the pageant for $1 each.
As always, special guest of the event will be old Santa Claus himself. Children will have the opportunity to visit with jolly old St. Nick during intermission.
Each contestant will receive a certificate and an ornament as remembrance of their participation in the pageant.
The five finalists will also receive a trophy. In addition, the contestant named “Miss Merry Christmas” will receive a $50 savings bond.
All participants are invited to ride in the Christmas parade to be hold on December 4 at 6 p.m.. with “Miss Merry Christmas” and her court riding on Santa’s float.
Entertainment for the evening will be provided by Dolores Nutt’s School of Dance and Redemptorist Catholic’s Bell Choir.
General admission for the event will be $3 for adults and $1 for children under the of age twelve.
If you should have any questions, please call Lynne Broussard at 783-5532.
Among the twenty-one girls who are competing in the pageant include;
Contestant number one is Cameron Courtney. She is the daughter of Steven B. Courtney and Renita J. Riley, and she attends Ross Elementary.
Contestant number two, Claire Madison Morgan, not pictured, is the daughter of Jeffery and Wendy Morgan who attends Egan Elementary.
Contestant number three is Saylor Ann Chanthavonsgy, daughter of Peak and Catherine Chanthavonsgy, she attends St. Michael Elementary.
Contestant number four, Alaina Clare Cormier, daughter of Stacy Hebert of Crowley and Mr. and Mrs. Carey Cormier of Rayne, she attends Ross Elementary.
Contestant number five is Meghan Guidry, who is the daughter of Jimmy and Dawn Guidry. She attends St. Michael Elementary.
Contestant number six, Lana Mikeal Lagasca, not pictured, is the daughter of Michael and Crystal Lagasca. She attends South Crowley Elementary.
Contestant number seven, Alexis Paige Romero, is the daughter of Brandon and Danielle Romero. Alexis attends South Crowley Elementary.
Contestant number eight is Vivian Claire Cradeur, daughter of Tim and Erin Cradeur, she attends St. Michael Elementary.
Contestant number nine, Andrea Viator, not pictured, is the daughter of Bridget and Shaun Viator. Andrea attends Mermentau Elementary.
Contestant number ten, Skye Elizabeth Wagees, who is the daughter of Joey Wagees and Sherry Faulk, she attends South Crowley Elementary.
Contestant number eleven, Elizabeth Ann Habetz, daughter of Heidi Credeur and Heath Habetz, she attends Egan Elementary.
Contestant number twelve, Summar Paige LeLeux, daughter of Misty and Brandon LeLeux, and attends Redemptorist Catholic Elementary.
Contestant number thirteen, Skylar Nolan, daughter of Emily Nolan and attends South Crowley Elementary.
Contestant number fourteen is Madison Kathryn Chaisson. Madison is the daughter of Ashleigh Chiasson and Zachariah Cook. She attends Redemptorist Catholic Elementary.
Contestant number fifteen is Alexis Primeaux. She is the daughter of Katie Lacombe Primeaux and Ronald Primeaux. Alexis attends Redemptorist Catholic Elementary.
Contestant number sixteen, Madison Paige Sonnier, daughter of Joey and Jessica Sonnier, and attends Mermentau Elementary.
Contestant number seventeen, Julia Alyse Raspberry, daughter of Greg Raspberry and Kathy M. Raspberry. Julia attends Redemptorist Catholic Elementary.
Contestant number eighteen is Claire M. Meyer. Claire is the daughter of Brandi Meyer and Frederick Broussard and she attends South Crowley Elementary.
Contestant number nineteen is A’Heavenly Angel Guidry, who is the daughter of Donita Wilridge. She attends Ross Elementary.
Contestant number twenty, Sadie Lauren Ruddock, is the daughter of Edward “Rudy” and Sarah Ruddock. Sadie attends South Crowley Elementary.
Contestant number twenty-one is Jocelyn Kay Marceaux, and is the daughter of Sadie and Keith Marceaux. She attends Redemptorist Catholic.