A new court is in place and those crowned will reign over the city of Vilonia for a year.
The Vilonia Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual Royalty Pageant Saturday crowning seven participants to represent the city including Miss Vilonia Skylar Wolfe.
A junior at Vilonia High School, Wolfe participates in many activities including cheerleading, helping with Special Olympics and fundraising telethons.
“Special Olympics is my thing,” she said. “I really like to help with that.”
Wolfe plans to be an OB/GYN, a physician who specializes in medical and surgical care to women with expertise in pregnancy, after graduating high school, college and medical school.
“I want to deliver them babies,” she said, jokingly.
The event lasted most of the afternoon with more than a hundred in attendance. Only one, in each category, was crowned as the winner but all contestants took home some sort of recognition including crowns and trophies.
Jill Bonema, chamber executive, served as the emcee. Judges were Angela Wilson, Allie Reed and Diane Hoffman. All three have pageant connections. The participants wore gowns and heels and filed on stage in their particular age category. In addition to their beauty, the older contestants randomly selected a question and were judged on their responses.
Those crowned included: Baby Miss Vilonia Madelyn Grace Stone; Tiny Miss Vilonia Brooklyn Fowlkes; Petite Miss Vilonia Olivia Cates; Junior Miss Vilonia Hannah Sue Neely; Pre-Teen Miss Vilonia Faith Ventura; Teen Miss Vilonia Bailee Jo Thorn and Miss Vilonia Skylar Wolfe.