Miss San Pedro contestants sashed during special ceremony

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

The San Pedro Events Committee of the San Pedro Town Council held a special ceremony to officially sash the four contestants of the Miss San Pedro pageant. In attendance at El Divino on the night of August 6th were contestants Naiely Odalis Puc, Darcie Zepeda, Ashley Rhaburn and Adriana Haylock, along with their parents and sponsors.

Speaking at the event, Carlos Barrientos, the councilor responsible for the pageant, said that the reason for the sashing ceremony was to bring the sponsors and parents together so as to “be more involved, and feel a part of the pageant.” It is the first time that the contestants of Miss San Pedro Pageant are being sashed at a special ceremony, and Barrientos explained that it will be done annually. Naiely Odalis Puc was officially sashed as Miss Castillo’s Hardware Store, Darcie Zepeda as Miss Jaguar’s Temple Night Club, Ashley Rhaburn as Miss Victoria House and Adriana Haylock as Miss Captain Shark’s.

The short ceremony also had the presence of the Deputy Mayor of San Pedro Town, Severo Guerrero Jr. Guerrero told the contestants that, “All of you are winners because you need to be brave to participate in such pageant. I want to wish all four of you the very best.” The participants of this year’s pageant also got words of encouragement from the current Miss San Pedro, Yakarelis Hernadez.

Following the short ceremony, the contestants sat, met and interacted with representatives of all four businesses that are sponsoring the pageant. While interacting with the various sponsors, the four contestants took the opportunity to thank them for making the pageant possible. They also spoke of their plans for the future and their expectation about the pageant. Meanwhile sponsors/representatives congratulated each of the four contestants and encouraged them to do their best.

In the days leading up to the pageant, the four contestants will get to travel to various parts of the country and will be involved in a rigorous training and rehearsals. The Miss San Pedro Pageant is scheduled for Saturday September 1st, at 7PM, at the Old Football Field (Saca Chispas). See you there!

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