By Debby Teich
Girls, ages 2-24 years old, who are Davie residents or attend a Davie school have an opportunity to compete in the Miss Orange Blossom Pageant for a chance to be crowned one of Davie’s Queens. Winners will represent the Town at events throughout the year, including the Orange Blossom Parade and Festival, Hippity Hoppity Hunt and Lighting of the Greens.
“This year will be the second year since we’ve resumed the Miss Orange Blossom pageant,” said Leona Henry, Town of Davie Public Relations Coordinator. “We had some amazing, intelligent and poised young ladies who were contestants in the pageant last year and we can’t wait to see the contestants this year. The pageant is a great way to showcase the wonderful young women that represent the All American Davie Girl.”
The pageant will be held on January 27, from 2pm to 4pm, at the Bamford Sports Complex (Pine Island Park), 3801 S Pine Island Rd in Davie. There will be a rehearsal on January 25. The cost to participate is $25 before January 25 and $30 after.
The girls will compete in a party dress of their choice, as well as the western wear of their choice. There will not be a talent competition. One queen and two princesses will be selected in each age division.
Last year’s queens were as follows:
Tiny Miss (2-4): Olivia Solana
Little Miss (5-7): Vanessa Gonzalez
Jr. Miss (8-10): Sophia Nardi
Miss Jr. Teen (11-13): Cheyenne Johnson
Miss Teen (14-16): Jena Iten
Miss (17-24): Taylor Jones
All contestants will receive goodie bags, and a participant ribbon. The queens and princesses will receive a crown, sash, and trophy. There will also be special awards in all divisions.
For information, visit the Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Department page on the Town of Davie website, or call Angela Salinas at 954-797-1153 or Lisa Alvarez at 954-309-3428.