‘Paper Queen’ to be crowned Saturday

Published 3:16 am Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Twenty-four visiting queens from various fairs and festivals in the state will be on hand Saturday night to witness the crowning of the 77th Bogalusa Paper Queen.

The annual Paper Queen Ball, which will begin at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Veterans Hall, will feature a promenade of the visiting queens in their respective festival or fair regalia.

Also presented to the throne of the reigning Paper Queen, Madison Pope, will be the maids of the court, incoming queen, Kelly Dutruch; Miss Dixie, Abigail Strahan, and Sweetheart of the American Legion, Marissa Magee. Among the visiting royalty will be the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Queen of Queens, Julian Devillier, and Washington Parish’s own Fair Queen, Lexie Hebert.

The doors will open at 6:15 p.m., and the public is invited to attend this celebrated local tradition.

The visiting queens scheduled to attend include:

  • 2017 Washington Parish Fair Queen — Lexie Hebert
  • Bogalusa Festival in the Park Queen — Summer Dykes
  • 59th Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Queen — Kristal Breaux
    • 66th Delcambre Shrimp Queen — Courtney Leblanc
    • 70th Plaquemines Parish Fair & Orange Festival Queen — Nadia Cognevich
    • 2016 Gueydan Duck Festival Queen — Shelby Mouton
    • 2017 Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival Queen — Mckenzie Melancon
    • 2017 Louisiana Crawfish Festival Queen — Cassie Aloisio
    • 2018 Miss Amite Oyster — Kasey Blackwell
    • 2018 Miss Tomato Festival — Meredith Duhe
  • Hurricane Queen XLV — Savannah Loupe
    • Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Queen of Queens — Julian Rene Devillier
    • Louisiana Queen Cotton 63 — Haley Jett
    • Louisiana Queen Sugar LXXV — Caroline Marcello
    • Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Queen — Jean Marie Hidalgo
    • Miss Bayou Voice for Autism — Faith Chauvin
    • Miss Festival of the Bonfires XXVII — Davi Clement
    • Miss Little Red Church VI — Emily Hymel
    • Miss Louisiana Mardi Gras XXIV — Morgan Fremin
    • Miss Louisiana Railroad Days — Mayson Maricle
    • Miss River Parishes Fall Fest Queen of Hearts — Marcela Saavedra
  • Miss St. Charles Parish Festival Queen — Lynleigh Landry
    • St. John Sugar Queen — Heather Roussel
  • Tangipahoa Parish Fair Queen — Heidi Carrier