Queens were crowned and fun was enjoyed by all during the 2011 Festival Ray*la*ne and royal pageants held Saturday, July 16, at the Rayne Civic Center.
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.
Children’s pageants included eight queen categories age 0-12 years of age held during the morning hours. Additionally, a silent auction and flea market were held, along with craft stations, games and fun jumps, along with concessions.
Doors closed following the parade as preparations were made for the by-invitation-only 2011 Royal Luau honoring the Ray*la*ne XIII royalty, including Queen April Nelson, Princess Sara Hollingsworth, Lady Heather Romero, Ms. Pam Hollingsworth and Deb Blair Bergeron during the afternoon hours.
Doors opened at 5 p.m. for the evening events including the senior pageants and coronation for the 2011-2012 Ray*la*ne royalty.
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, Queen Lacey Miller, Lady Heather Elise Hickey-Fox, and Ms. Jeanna Dupree.
Ladies of Preceptor Alpha Chi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi would like to thank the following: City of Rayne and Mayor Jim Petitjean, Rayne*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.