Kennedy Paige Abshire, Vivian Bush, Ainsley Elizabeth Cole
Emma Dietz, Lillian Lawson, Baya Leger
Connor Jane LeLeux, Taylor Sylvie LeLeux, Audi Klair Leverett
Sarah M. Mendez, Lucille Alexandra Mixon, Emma Rose Morgan
Reagan Elizabeth Post, Bethany Pousson, Brylee Ann Thibodeaux
Miss Merry Christmas pageant set for Thursday, contestants announced
Thursday night the International Rice Festival Building will once again see the crowning of Miss Merry Christmas at the annual pageant hosted by the Eta Kappa Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi.
There is sure to be a large crowd on hand for the event, and, as always, Santa will be there to cheer on the girls.
The newly-selected Miss Merry Christmas will be presented with a Christmas ornament and a $75 prize. She will also get the coveted seat next to Santa in the annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade.
Additionally, the five finalists will be awarded trophies.
The pageant is set to begin at 7 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children, and the International Rice Festival Building is located at 717 W. Mill St.
Concessions will be available, and once again this year a giant Christmas stocking will be raffled for $1 chances. Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to Miss Helen’s Soup Kitchen.
This year’s contestants include:
Kennedy Paige Abshire is the 6-year-old daughter of Amanda and Jeremy Abshire. She attends Redemptorist Catholic School and would like to be a veterinarian one day.
Vivian Bush, the daughter of Courtney and Michael Bush, is 6 years old and is a student at St. Michael Catholic School. She wants to be a teacher when she grows up.
Ainsley Elizabeth Cole is the 6-year-old daughter of Joni and Chris Cole and is a student at North Crowley Elementary. She plans to one day be a teacher and artist.
Emma Dietz is 6 years old and is the daughter of Amanda and Donald Dietz III. She attends North Crowley Elementary and would like to be a fashion model when she grows up.
Lillian Lawson is the daughter of Carey and Alan Lawson. She is 6 years old and attends St. Michael Catholic School, and she would like to be a baker one day.
Baya Leger is the 6-year-old daughter of Bethany and Kevin Leger and is a student at South Crowley Elementary. She wants to be a princess when she grows up.
Connor Jane LeLeux is the daughter of Leslie “Belle” and Keith LeLeux and is 6 years old. She attends South Crowley Elementary School and would like to be an architect or teacher one day.
Taylor Sylvie LeLeux, who is 6 years old, is also the daughter of Leslie “Belle” and Keith LeLeux. She also attends South Crowley Elementary School and intends to be a teacher one day.
Audi Klair Leverett, the daughter of Racquel Bertrand and Brett Leverett, is 6 years old and attends Northside Christian School. She plans to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
Sarah M. Mendez is the daughter of Christy and Arturo Mendez. A 6-year-old student at Northside Christian School, she would like to be an artist and teacher one day.
Lucille Alexandra Mixon, the 6-year-old daughter of Jennifer and Samuel Mixon, attends St. Michael Catholic School. She intends to be a baker when she grows up.
Emma Rose Morgan is the daughter of Kassandra and Thomas Morgan. She is a 6-year-old student at Estherwood Elementary School and plans to be a veterinarian one day.
Reagan Elizabeth Post is the 7-year-old daughter of Carrie and Ryan Post. She attends Northside Christian School and wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up.
Bethany Pousson is 6 years old and attends St. Francis School. She is the daughter of Carmen and Ryan Pousson and plans to be a nurse or veterinarian in the future.
Brylee Anne Thibodeaux, the daughter of Amy and Brandon Thibodeaux, is a 6-year-old student at St. Michael Catholic School. She plans to be a baker in Paris one day.
Ja’Miah Thorns is the daughter of Sasha Thorns and Jermaine White. She is 6 years old and attends Ross Elementary School. When she grows up she would like to be a nurse.