Tuesday, October 6, 2015
ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH - On Saturday October 3, the annual Andouille pageant with the theme of “Run for the Roses” was held at the St. John Theatre in Reserve. Erin Duhe, the 2014 Miss Andouille Queen, crowned Madison King of LaPlace as the 2015 Queen. The 2014 Teen Andouille Queen, Riley Edwards relinquished her title to Reserve resident, Tabitha Tregre for 2015.
The 2015 Miss Andouille Queen is the 19 year old daughter of Jason and Valerie King of LaPlace. She is a sophomore at Louisiana State University studying Mass Communication with the goal of one day having her own traveling TV show. Madison competed against three other young ladies in an interview, on-stage promenade, and on-stage question to capture the title of Miss Andouille.
The 2015 Teen Andouille Queen is the 14 year old daughter of Kirt and Tricia Tregre of Reserve. She is currently a freshman at Riverside Academy where she is a football student athletic trainer, a member of the Sr. Beta Club, Drama Club, Mu Alpha Theta Club, and an honor student.
As Ambassadors for St. John the Baptist Parish, the Queens will represent the parish at a variety of local and state-wide functions, including the St. John Andouille Festival, scheduled for October 16-18. The new Andouille Queens will also visit their U.S. Representatives and Senators, other elected officials and other representatives throughout Louisiana.
Additionally, Madison will travel to Washington D.C. to attend the Washington Mardi Gras Ball and tour historical sites such as Arlington National Cemetery, the United States Capitol, the White House, the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. She will also represent the Parish at the Louisiana Association of Fairs and Festivals Queen of Queens Pageant held in Baton Rouge in February 2016.
This year’s pageant theme was St. John’s version of the most watched event in history, the Kentucky Derby with an emphasis on many of the derby traditions including hats, silks and roses. The award winning competition team from Aimee’s Dance Academy in LaPlace showcased a routine from the hit Derby movie “Secretariat” titled “It’s Who You Are.” Miss St. Charles Queen of Hearts Taylor Rebowe and Teen St. Charles Festival Queen Lauren Watson entertained the audience with a vibrant dance to “Shut up and Dance” by Walk the Moon.
On Sunday, October 5, the Baby through Junior Miss Andouille Pageants were held at the St. John Theatre. Photos and winners will be posted on the St. John Parish website at sjbparish.com.