UPDATE: New court crowned and already at work"An Evening of Elegance…A Life Time of Excellence," the Miss Hudson Pageant, was held June 30 in the Hudson High School auditorium, which was nearly full.
By: Margaret Ontl, Hudson Star-Observer
An Evening of Elegance…A Life Time of Excellence, the Miss Hudson Pageant was held June 30 in the Hudson High School auditorium, which was nearly full.
Thirteen young Hudson women had been preparing for this night in the preceding weeks by doing service work in the community, including volunteering at the Relay For Life and Monica Jensen’s Run for the Cure.
They graced the stage in their evening gowns, with family and friends from all corners of the country there to cheer them on.
This year each candidate was required to recite her favorite quote and tell the audience why it was a favorite after which time candidates answered randomly drawn questions.
Cheri Buelow livened up the evening as the emcee and Hudson Dance Academy students performed four dance numbers.
The currently royalty said its good-byes and shared a powerpoint presentation of their 12 months of volunteer work on behalf of the City of Hudson.
The Miss Hudson Pageant is sponsored by Slettin and Brettin Orthodontics, the City of Hudson and Valley Orthodontics.
Those selected by a panel of three judges to represent the City of Hudson in 2011 are as follows: Queen Kelsey Robertson, daughter of April and Bob Simmons; princesses Aaliyah Burgess, daughter of Kathi Morrissette and Andy Burgess; Audrey Oglesby, daughter of Kim and Doug Oglesby; and Kelsey Simms, daughter of Lisa and Jim Simms.
The new royalty was at work on Saturday, appearing at the Royal Tea hosted at Pier 500 and the Booster Days Parade. On Sunday they were off to a parade in Balsam Lake. It is the beginning of a busy season for the Royal goodwill ambassadors for Hudson.
See the July 7 print edition of the Star-Observer for more photos from the event.