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Miss Louisiana Pageant

By Melanie Moffett
In Bayou Scene
Jul 24th, 2015

The Miss Louisiana Organization held the 52nd annual Miss Louisiana pageant in Monroe at the Jack Howard Theater on June 25 – 27, 2015. This year’s show featured Miss Louisiana 2014 Lacey Sanchez, as well as the Miss Louisiana band, former Miss Louisiana’s Amanda Joseph May (2007), Blair Abene McCurdy (2008), Kelsi Crain (2010) and Jaden Leach (2013), as well as the 35 contestants and over 60 Fleur De Lis princesses. Emcees for the pagent were Ed Walsh and Melissa Clark Whitworth, Miss Louisiana 2003. Corporate sponsors for the Miss Louisiana pageant include The City of Monroe, Monroe-West Monroe Convention and Visitors Bureau, the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Propane Dealers of Louisiana, Vantage Health Plan, JPS Executive Transportation, the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco Free Living, Louisiana Tech University, Big Whit 77 Foundation, TownePlace Suites by Marriott and Laundry by Shelli Segal. On the final night of the pageant, Miss Crescent City New Orleans, April Nelson of Mandeville, was crowned Miss Louisiana 2015.

Youth Saftey Event
Vantage, along with the Miss Louisiana Organization, hosted a Youth Safety event on Monday, June 22 at 3 p.m. The purpose of this community event was to provide helmets to youth in our area while encouraging safety and physical activity to children. It also included a short discussion of general safety tips, including bike safety, sunscreen use and proper hydration. Representatives from the City of Monroe, Vantage Health Plan and the Miss Louisiana organization were on hand, as well as all 35 Miss Louisiana contestants.