The young women chosen as queens will represent the MCPBA during its “Waves of Thunder” outboard races July 6-8 on Lake Palourde along La. 70 in Morgan City.
They will also be required to travel to festivals throughout Louisiana, as designated by the association, for one year as spokeswomen of MCPBA.
Three young women will be competing in each division.
In the miss division is:
—Carlie Dupre of Morgan City is the 20-year-old daughter of Frances and Oren Dupre.
—Journey Hartley of Morgan City is the 17-year-old daughter of Hope and William Hartley.
—Breana S. Henry of Franklin is the 17-year-old daughter of Lena Henry and Mark Bell.
In the teen division is:
—Kelsey Mounier of Morgan City is the 14-year-old daughter of Valerie Crappell and Phillip Mounier.
—Olivia Thibodeaux of Centerville is the 15-year-old daughter of Susan and Gary Thibodeaux.
—Whitney Grace Verret of Berwick is the 14-year-old daughter of Kellye and David Patterson.
MCPBA, established in 1962, is excited about this year’s races and pageant.
With this being the association’s 50-year celebration, officials say “it is appropriate to crown a queen for this golden anniversary.”
Judges will give marks on poise, stage presence, the ability to speak well and on knowledge of MCPBA history.
For more information, contact pageant director Lisa Nezat Patterson at 985-385-3003 or 985-300-3892 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maison Jardin, located at 516 Roderick St., is the pageant sponsor.
Waves of Thunder will feature a test day on July 6 and is free to the public.
On July 7 and 8, races will begin at noon. Admission is $10 per person and $10 per ice chest. Children 12 and under are free.
Also free on July 7 is the 7:30 p.m. performance by the band Flatline and the fireworks display at 9 p.m. which is sponsored by the City of Morgan City.