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Rice Festival
Queens


Matagorda County, Texas
1941 - 2010



Jeanette Williams - 1949 at right
Courtesy of Jeanette Williams Angelo



 


1941 - Aubin Cox

1942-1945 - Rice Festival Postponed during WWII

1946 - Barbara Morrow

1947 - Doris Lee Guffey

1948 - Barbara Borel

1949 - Jeanette Williams

1950 - Brenda Sommerlatte

1951 - Mary Lipscomb

1952 - June Teykl

1953 - Betty Murphy

1954 - Vanita Davenport

1955 - Janice Ellis

1956 - Nancy Broussard

1957 - Norma Jean Meinke

1958 - Patty Ellerkamp

1959 - Donna Gayle Williams

1960 - Connie Cole

1961 - Connie Cole
(retained title - Rice Festival cancelled due to Hurricane Carla)

1962 - Pat Simpson

1963 - Rita Cotton

1964 - Ann Rice

1965 - Dale Coe

1966 - Eva Anne Stell

1967 - Betty Bess

1968 - Linda Kaye Williams

1969 - Vicki Kay Rye

1970 - Cantille Dowden

1971 - Nancy Skorpa

1972 - Susan Kelly

1973 - Mary Leigh Orr

1974 - Andrea Baker

1975 - Julia Diane Rod

1976 - Cheryl Chaney
1977 - Natalie Raye Seiferman
1978 - Kimberly Gerdes
1979 - Panda Turner
 


1980 - Teresa Schroeder

1981 - Michele McAlister

1982 - Connie Baker

1983 - Kelly Korenek

1984 - Laura Keyes

1985 - Yolanda Littleton

1986 - Susan Leigh Davis

1987 - Lisa Ann Damuth

1988 - Candy Good

1989 - Erika Rejeck

1990 - Stacy Lynn Lindsey

1991 - Rachel Damerall

1992 - Michelle Garcia

1993 - Michelle Kunz

1994 - Amie Gilkey

1995 - Lori Barton

1996 - Pamela Garza

1997 - Allyson Pollard

1998 - Rauisha Varail Smith

1999 - Kristi Olbrich

2000 - Taelor Swaney

2001 - Kari Bottke

2002 - Kathryn Cornelius

2003 - Melissa May

2004 - Cassy Aguilar

2005 - Meredith Mueck

2006 - Kari Murphree

2007 - Amy Sue Powell

2008 - Kaitlin Brangan
2009 - Victoria Felton
2010 - Christina Humphries

2011 - Chazmin Franklin
2012 - Danielle Thomas
2013 - Dakota Bramble
2014 - Hunter Hutson
2015 - Graci Huddleston
 


Bay City Tribune, Wednesday, October 15, 2008
 



Linda Kaye Williams - 1968
 



Casey Kile, Bay City Tribune, October 14, 2015
 



Former Rice Queens
Hunter Hutson, Danielle Thomas, Christina Humphries, Victoria Felton, Amy Powell, Kari Heard, Kari Reyes, Raquisha Smith
Michele Zahn, Vicki Heard, Eva Malina, Timothy Sloan standing in for Janis Ellis. Not pictured, Lori Barton.
Bay City Tribune, October 14, 2015

 


Early Matagorda County Rice Irrigation

Matagorda County Rice Industry

Matagorda County Rice History in Pictures

Matagorda County African-American Rice Farmers

Second Annual Rice Carnival - August 20, 1902

Outstanding Rice Farmers of the Year - 1954-2011
 


 

Copyright 2008 - Present by Carol Sue Gibbs
All rights reserved
 

Created
Oct. 15, 2008
Updated
Sep. 19, 2014
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