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New Swine Festival Queens Selected


NOVEMBER 1, 2015


    Despite the heavy rains Saturday , the Basile High Gym was packed with family and friends viewing the various pageants. The event began at 8:00am and ended at 9:00pm.

   Selected as new 2015 Miss Swine Festival Queen is Emily Lynn Vidrine, the daughter of Wayne and Jenny Vidrine of Ville Platte. Emily was also chosen as Most Photogenic;  First Runnerup is Erin Danielle Peavy of DeRidder; Second Runnerup is Courtney Ceasar of Eunice; Third Runnerup-Lindsey Burnett of Reeves; Miss Congeniality is Dairien Janay Victorian of Oberlin.

   The new Miss Teen Queen is Bailey Nicole Miller of Basile. The new Ms. Swine Festival Queen is Jeanne Marie Chatelain of Iowa.

   The outgoing 2014 Swine Festival Queen was Drew Ann Raca of Lacassine while the outgoing Teen Queen was Patricia Marasigan of Basile.

    The new Swine Festival King is Mark Layne, General Manager of KVPI. Last year’s King was Clerk of Court Randy Deshotel. The royalty will be riding in the Swine Festival Parade Sunday afternoon at 1:00pm.

    The Swine Festival Board named the late Basile High teacher Natalie Bertrand as  Parade Marshal. Her family was there Saturday night to receive an award in her honor and her family will take her place in the parade Sunday.

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