Jackson Parish is recognized to the home of many dignitaries and people of acclaim across the state throughout history. Never before though has the Piney Woods been able to lay claim to being the residence of a Miss Louisiana Pageant winner.
Local supporters hope that will change this weekend when Quitman resident, Sadie Brown, competes for the title of Miss Louisiana at the Jack Howard Theater in the Monroe Civic Center on June 15-17.
The daughter of Scott and Michelle (Barr) Brown and recent graduate of Ruston High School gained eligibility to compete for the prestigious title by being named Miss Heart of Dixie in January.
One of the younger competitors in the field, the beauty who plans to pursue a Nursing career after receiving her degree from Louisiana Tech University, will demonstrate her wonderful vocal skills in the talent portion of the competition.
The Miss Louisiana competition was first held in New Orleans in 1922 and was moved to Lake Providence during the Fourth of July Weekend in 1959. This years edition marks the 60th consecutive year that the pageant has been held in Monroe.