Chairman Marlene Habetz, mistress of ceremonies Cheryl Richard, and members of Preceptor Alpha Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi welcomed young ladies of all ages as four crowns were presented.
The 2011-12 Ray*la*ne Children’s Royalty named during the Festival were:
Infant Ray*la*ne XIV Jalaina Marie Istre, the one week, 3 day old daughter of Mandy Istre of Rayne.
Baby Ray*la*ne XIV Savannah Pearl Granger, the 9 ½ month old daughter of Ashley and Brendan Granger of Rayne.
T’Nincy Ray*la*ne XIV Tylee Olivia Alleman, the 19 month old daughter of Mark and Erica Alleman of Rayne.
Toddler Ray*la*ne XIV Analiese Claire Guidry, the 2 ½ year old daughter of Wesley and Ashley Guidry of Rayne. (Photogenic)
Tiny Ray*la*ne XIV Andee Camille Johnson, the 4 year old daughter of Jeremy and Keisha Johnson of Breaux Bridge.
Petite Ray*la*ne XIV Madisyn Johnson, the 6 year old daughter of Lydia Price and Samuel Johnson, Jr. of Mansura.
Little Ray*la*ne XIV Grace Amanda Higginbotham, the 8 year old daughter of Joseph and Amy Higginbotham of Church Point. (Photogenic)
Deb Ray*la*ne XIV Victoria Richard, the 12 year old daughter of Holly and Sean Richard of Rayne.
Also participating in the children’s pageants were:
Bailey Aleah Melancon, the 18 month old daughter of Cory and Ashley Melancon of Opelousas (2nd Maid); Sophia Grace Cormier, the 19 month old daughter of Robert and Amber Cormier of Church Point (1st Maid & Photogenic); Andie Claire Toups, the 3 year old daughter of Angelle and Ryan Toups of Youngsville; Emma Grace Guillory, the 4 year old daughter of Matt and Lori Guillory of Mamou; Danni Grace Meche, the 3 year old daughter of Troy and Jade Meche of Rayne; Adelyn Grace Autin, the 3 year old daughter of Brandon and Jennifer Autin of Youngsville (2nd Maid); Jolie Angelle Miller, the 4 year old daughter of Nick and Amanda Miller of Church Point; Kaylin Periou, the 3 year old daughter of Koi and Dexter Periou of Arnaudville; Jasmine-Love Marie Istre, the 3 year old daughter of Mandy Istre and Kenneth Cormier of Rayne; Jolie Cecile Fruge’, the 3 year old daughter of Daniel and Erin Fruge’ of Lake Charles (1st Maid); Blaise Bergeron, the 4 year old daughter of Sarah and Eddie Bergeron of Rayne; Andee Kate Bullock, the 6 year old daughter of Dustin and Dana Bullock of Church Point (1st Maid); Jenyth Allen, the 6 year old daughter of Todd and Allyson Allen of Church Point (2nd Maid and Photogenic); Jadyn Claire Gabriel, 6 year old daughter of Patrick Gabriel and Sadie Wheeler of Rayne; Jansen Claire Robichaux, 9 year old daughter of Grant and Shanya Robichaux of Youngsville; Destanee’ Breaux, 11 year old daughter of Amy and Kenneth Breaux of Church Point (2nd Maid); Julia Smith, 12 year olds daughter of Maria and Reggie Smith of Church Point (1st Maid)
Following a day of enjoyment and fun during the in-door festival, the day was concluded with the senior pageants and coronation in the evening hours.
The senior pageants include Queen Ray*la*ne XIV, Princess Ray*la*ne XIV, Lady Ray*la*ne IX and Ms. Ray*la*ne II.
The new 2011-2012 Ray*la*ne royalty slate of beauties include:
Princess Vanity Hayward, 15-year-old daughter of Rayford and Yoshika Hayward of Hessmer. First runner-up was Adrianna Louise Matte of Branch.
Queen Lacey Miller, 19-year-old daughter of Cody and Tina Miller of Abbeville. Court members were Taylor Faith Venable of Rayne, Ariel Capri Gradnigo of Opelousas, and Lail Kathryn deLaunay of New Iberia.
Lady Heather Elise Hickey-Fox, 24-year-old beauty from Denham Springs. Wife of Lance Fox and mother of one. Court members were Yoshika Hayward of Hessmer and Heather Chaline of Lake Charles
Ms. Jeanna Dupree, 48-year-old Rayne beauty. Married to Clayton Dupree, mother of three and grandmother of seven.
Ladies of Preceptor Alpha Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi would like to thank the following for another successful day: City of Rayne and Mayor Jim Petitjean, Ray*la*ne Pageant Committee and members of Preceptor Alpha Chi; Rayne Acadian-Tribune, Rayne Independent, and all those who have supported Festival Ray*la*ne and its associated activities.