New Miss Rayne to be crowned this weekend
2013-14 Miss Rayne
By Lisa Soileaux
A new Miss Rayne will be crowned this weekend as contestants and pageant-goers will take part in an evening of “Under The Sea” pagentry.
The 2014 Miss Rayne Pageant will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Rayne Civic Center, with the outgoing honoree, Kaitlyn Thibodeaux, to crown her successor during the 6 p.m. program.
The competition will consist of the following segments: interview, sportswear, introductions, evening gown, and on-stage interview including two lighthearted questions.
Awards are as follows: Queen - supreme customized crown, banner, silver tray, flowers, scholarship upon successful completion which will be awarded upon verification of enrollment at an accredited educational institution of higher learning and entry to next year’s Rayne Frog Festival Queen’s Pageant; 1st Maid - banner, petite crown as princess to International Rice Festival; 2nd Maid - banner, petite crown as princess to Courir de Mardi Gras Pageant in Church Point; 3rd Maid - banner, petite crown as princess to Church Point Buggy Festival; Miss Congeniality - banner and silver tray; People’s Choice - silver tray (people attending will be given the opportunity to vote for a “People’s Choice” (popularity vote) for $1 per vote the evening of the pageant.
Young ladies vying for the coveted crown include:
Chantel D’Nay Delco, 18-year-old daughter of Chanara Delco and Leonce Duhon Jr.;
Meghan Paige Guilbeaux, 19-year-old daughter of Dale and Christine Guilbeaux;
Victoria Elizabeth Guidry, 17-year-old daughter of Monica Bihm and the late Todd Guidry;
Courtlyn Robertson, 16-year-old daughter of Phyllis Fruge and Cliff Robertson; and
Madison Elise Vidal, 17-year-old daughter of Grady and Lance Arceneaux.
For more information, contact Suzette Leonards by email at Suzette.firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 337-334-6682, or stop by Rayne City Hall between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
A special note is extended by the outgoing 2013-2014 Miss Rayne, Kaitlyn Thibodeaux, as follows:
It is hard to believe that a year has passed since I was chosen to be your 2013-2014 Miss Rayne, when I was blessed with the opportunity to represent a community that has such a special place in my heart.
I have had the privilege of traveling to many events throughout the beautiful state of Louisiana proudly representing the most distinctive, whimsical and exceptionally amazing city that I call home. This year has been filled with many memories, as well as new friendships that I will cherish forever.
To the City of Rayne, administration, Mrs. Suzette Leonards, the pageant committee and all who were involved, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for taking me in with open arms and being such a supportive and loving group of people. Thank you for treating me like true royalty -- it is because of you that I would not want to call any other place home.
Although I am very sad to see this year come to an end, I am truely greatful that I had the opportunity to represent my hometown, the City of Rayne. My year was one I will never forget!
I would like to invite you to join me Saturday, August 23rd, 2014, at 6 p.m. as I pass my title on to the lucky girl who will be representing you as your 2014-2015 Miss Rayne.
Kaitlyn Thibodeaux, Your 2014 Miss Rayne