Nelson ends her reign as Miss Breaux Bridge

Sally Angelle

Breaux Bridge – One year ago April Marie Nelson was crowned Miss Breaux Bridge 2007 during the annual pageant held at Marielle’s in Breaux Bridge.

During the past year Nelson traveled to numerous fairs, festivals and pageants representing her hometown.

Nelson said “It has been an amazing journey, I met many wonderful people and experienced some of the diverse cultures in Louisiana.”

One of her most memorable experiences was attending the Shrimp Festival, where she took a tour of a shrimp boat and saw firsthand how shrimp is processed.

Volunteering at the Louisiana Regional Special Olympics, where she met Ronald McDonald was one of the most enjoyable events she experienced.

Miss Breaux Bridge and her crawfish Billy won first place in the Crawfish races held at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival.

Nelson said she truly enjoyed traveling the state as a Louisiana queen. She is the daughter of Albert Nelson of Breaux Bridge and Annette Nelson of Cypress Island.

Nelson will crown the 2008 Miss Breaux Bridge Saturday, Aug. 23, 6 p.m. at Marielle’s in Breaux Bridge. Past queens are invited to attend. For more information about the pageant contact Chelsea Comeaux at 280-2486 or Nicole Bourque at 326-3779 or email

“Crawfish Capital USA. The people are friendly, the food is great, boiled, fried, and etouffee. This is just a taste of where I live. In the wonderful City of Breaux Bridge. So come on any day of the year, January - December. But don’t forget and always remember. The crawfish festival held in May where our favorite saying is ‘Lessez les bon temp rouler.’ I’m Miss Breaux Bridge 2007 April Marie Nelson.”

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