Two Thomas County equestrians were recently crowned rodeo queen at the Lake Park PCA Rodeo.
Allie Ann Wheeler, a student at Jerger Elementary School and daughter of Alan and Chrissy Wheeler, was crowned Junior Miss LPAC Rodeo Queen. Sunnie Dee Wynn, a senior at Thomas County Central High School and daughter of Henry and Cindy Wynn, was crowned Miss LPAC Rodeo Queen. The two younger divisions were won by Addy Roberts of Naylor (Tiny Miss) and Lainey Posey of Adel (Little Miss).
A total of 19 girls competed in the contest which was hosted by the Lake Park Area Chamber of Commerce and held at Raisin’s Canes during their PCA (Professional Cowboy’s Association) Rodeo. Contestants were judged by a panel of 5 judges in the areas of; appearance, poise and personality, interview, horse and rodeo knowledge and horsemanship. They were required to complete a horsemanship pattern as well as show their rodeo skills by running barrels.
The four winners each received a tiara, a trophy belt buckle, a sash, a bouquet of flowers and a monogrammed halter. In addition, Wynn received a check for $500 from the rodeo queen contest sponsor Zaxby’s.
Wynn stated, “I feel very blessed to have been chosen the 2014 Miss LPAC Rodeo Queen. This was their very first rodeo queen pageant and many people worked extra hard to make the event a success!”
In addition to reigning over the weekend rodeo, the girls will also participate in other local events such as parades, rodeos, fundraisers and local festivals. They will serve as ambassadors for the sport of rodeo while representing the Lake Park Area Chamber of Commerce.