62nd Miss Heart of Texas to be crowned Saturday

The 62nd annual Miss Heart of Texas Pageant will get underway this Saturday night, June 16 in the Brady High School auditorium at 7 p.m. with eight young beauties vying for the title. Sue and Monte Owens will preside over the event as the 2001 pageant emcees. The eight contestants competing for the crown and their future queens and escorts are Jenna Behrens with Melonie Allred and Devin Keese; Nicole Longoria with Makenzie Schwertner and Colton Moore; Amanda Saucedo with Lauren Young and Timothy Jones; Karly Steffens with Paige Waite and Ethan Harris; Jana Partin with Annie Price and Sladyn Howell; Marlena Galindo with Marissa Alfaro and Mikey Gutierrez; Megan Taylor with Ashlan Bernard and Clay Vinson; Elizabeth Stratton with NicoleAlgood and Bryce Short. Escorts for the pageant will be Mario Roque and Patrick Ledezma, both 2001 graduates of Brady High School. “Moonlight on the Nile” is the theme for this year’s Miss Heart of Texas Pageant. Mary Grace Conrad is scheduled to sing the National Anthem and entertainment will be provided by the Moonlight Dancers and the 2000 Miss Heart of Texas court. To the winner of the Miss Heart of Texas pageant will go a sash from Chris-tie’s Room; a charm from the Beta Sigma Phi sorority; $100 gift certificate from Evridge’s; $100 savings bond from Brady National Bank; 12 tanning sessions and a one-month fitness and aerobics membership to Tone-n-Tan; 14 kt. gold heart-shaped necklace from Young’s Jewelry; a heart-shaped belt buckle from Surefed; a certificate from Caf’ at the Depot; a $30 gift certificate from The Hair Store; a cap and T-shirt from the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce; a gift from Mary McBee with Home Interior &Gifts; and a bouquet from Brady Floral along with many other prizes awarded to each finalist. The reigning Miss Heart of Texas, Allison Allen, and her court, first runner-up Alisha Condron, and second runner-up Cameron Mays, will preside over the festivities. Programs will be available at the door for $6. The following is a chronological order of past Miss Heart of Texas Queens: 1933 Drusilla Davidson 1934 Doris St. Clair 1935 Charlene Bratton 1936 June Jordan 1937 Loveta Shuler 1939 Juanita Broad 1940 Blossom Frederick 1941 Juana Lee Whiteman 1942-46 No Queens 1947 Cotton Hillyard 1948 Anna Baker 1949 Judith Deaton 1950 Doris Casstevens 1951 No Queen 1952 Marjorie Harkrider 1953 Virginia Harkrider 1954 No Queen 1955 Kay Bratton 1956 Barbara Bodenhammer 1957 Dee Anna Smith 1958 Sandra Hall 1959 Anita Young 1960 Ann Cates 1961 Linda Bradham 1962 Kathryn Leach 1963 Mary Helen Bratton 1964 Diane King 1965 Linda Harvey 1966 Sheryl Wall 1967 Sandra Brock 1968 Judy Bryson 1969 Sheila Anderson 1970 Suzanne Callahan 1971 Paula Whiteley 1972 Nona Neal 1973 Cynthia Whitworth 1974 Belinda Guiterrez 1975 Cindy Fowler 1976 Beth Bratton 1977 Cathy Neal 1978 Carrie Wood 1979 LeGrace Durham 1980 Media Burns 1981 DeLaine Carlson 1982 Dorinda Richardson 1983 Denise Matthiesen 1984 Camille Carrithers 1985 Jill Todd 1986 Kelly Appleton 1987 Holly Smith 1988 Sandie Young 1989 Charmaine Carrithers 1990 Jennifer Reynolds 1991 Lisa Alastuey 1992 Christy McCarver 1993 Mikey Carlson 1994 Nickie Phillips 1995 Elisa Garcia 1996 Crystal Faulkner 1997 Raegan Martin/Kyla Moseley 1998 Cayce Moore 1999 Lauri Donop 2000 Allison Allen

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