Festival Ray*la*ne is an indoor, one-day children’s event to be held this weekend on Saturday, March 6, at the Rayne Civic Center. Doors open at 10 a.m. with clowns, games, contests, pageants, as well as lots of other kid-friendly activities. The day-long event was deemed “the best kept secret in Louisiana” by a grandmother visiting with her grandchildren last year.
Children’s pageants include the following categories: Queens (0 – 12 years; 8 categories).
Kings (0 – 4 years; number of categories depends on number of contestants)
All Children in attendance can participate in the indoor parade.
Games and a number of contests include fun jump, Hula Hoop, sack race, turtle race, and much more.
Entertainment will include the Hula Honeys (official Festival group of children), clown fun, musical performances, interactive dancing, pom-pom, cheer routines, and more.
Information and services for parents and children will be provided by the Rayne Police Department and the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Additionally, face painting, tattoos, etc. will be provided.
Children will also be treated to craft stations.
A silent auction will be held, along with a flea market.
Concessions will feature children’s “Monkey Meals” and the locally famous “Ray*la*ne burgers.”
Request pageant entry forms, visiting royalty forms, program listing and other information online at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, contact Marlene Habetz, Director, at 110 Habetz Loop, Rayne LA 70578 or (337) 334-4470 or email to email@example.com.
Crowning her successor will be Angelique Katherine Bieri, Deb Ray*la*ne XII. Inviting everyone to come out to the 2010 Festival Ray*la*ne, she quotes the following letter:
“Once upon a time, in a far away land, there lived a young girl who dreamed of being crowned a Ray*la*ne queen. Good things come to those who wait. It seems like only yesterday my dream came true.
My reign as Deb Ray*la*ne XII would not have been possible without the help of a few people. First and foremost, I would like to thank God for the strength, confidence and determination he has given me to accomplish my goals.
I would also like to thank the sisters of Beta Sigma Phi, Preceptor Alpha Chi for sponsoring such a wonderful tropical children’s festival. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent my home town as Ray*la*ne royalty.
Thanks Ms. Marlene for everything you have done for me this past year. I deeply appreciate your dedication to this organization.
Thanks to Ms. Tracey for all your pageant advise. Your help has led me to the queen I have always wanted to be.
Ms. Cheryl, thanks for always keeping me informed and in the know.
To the City of Rayne, thanks for giving children like me the opportunity to explore our creative abilities through this exquisite festival. I look forward to representing Rayne in the future as a possible Teen and Miss Queen. This is not goodbye, just a see you soon.
With Ladybug Love,
Angelique Katherine Bieri
Deb Ray*la*ne XII