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2010 Miss Hudson crowned; pageant draws a crowd

Amanda Beyer reacts to being crowned Miss Hudson by outgoing Miss Hudson Alanna Irwin. Photo by Margaret A. Ontl1 / 3
The Miss Hudson courts for 2009 and 2010 gather for a photo after the coronation on July 1. From the left are Victoria VanAntwerp, Amber Krohn, Amanda Beyer, Alanna Irwin, Kaitlynn Wallace, Chelsea Johnson, Alexa Harris and Brookelle Bolf. Photo by Margaret Ontl2 / 3
Hudson's new court, crowned July 1 during the Miss Hudson Pageant include from left, Princess Victoria VanAntwerp, Queen Amanda Beyer and Princesses Kaitlynn Wallace and Alexa Harris. Photo by Margaret A. Ontl3 / 3

The annual Miss Hudson Pageant drew an almost capacity crowd to the Hudson High School auditorium the evening of July 1. Family, friends and visiting royalty known as the Sparkle section made up the majority of the crowd.

The 12 candidates opened the event with a dance to "Comanche." From that point on emcee Dave Bourdeau took over.

The candidates donned evening gowns for the rest of the evening. Each one was asked to answer a question for the judges and the audience. The Hudson Dance Academy provided entertainment while the judges were making their final decisions.

The pageant is sponsored by the City of Hudson and Sletten and Brettin Orthodontics. Those selected to be on the Royal Court spend the next 12 months representing the city at events and parades throughout the region. They are, in effect, good will ambassadors for Hudson. Students who are entering their junior or senior years are eligible to compete for the honor.

The 2010 Royal Court includes Queen Amanda Beyer, daughter of Duane and Esther Beyer. She was sponsored by Alwin's Auto Repair. Princesses chosen are Kaitlynn Wallace, daughter of Jason Wallace and Jody Larson, sponsored by Harel Chiropractic and Carmichael Dental; Alexa Harris, daughter of Richard and Monica Blackwell, sponsored by Pearl Vision; and Victoria VanAntwerp, daughter of Steve and Mary VanAntwerp, sponsored by Family Fresh.

The new court began official duties immediately and appeared in the Booster Days Parade on Saturday.

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