Margaret Beatty named 2009 Evangeline

Candance Edwards
2009 EVANGELINE ... 2008 Evangeline Ashton Wille presents the honorary headdress to 2009 Evangeline Margaret Beatty.

Margaret Beatty, a St. John High School senior, was named the 2009 International Acadian Festival Evangeline.

Margaret is the daughter of Don and Amy Beatty of Plaquemine.

She will take the role of the Acadian female from the romantic Longfellow poem when the Knights of Columbus Council 970 hold their annual festival in mid-October in Plaquemine.

Beatty will represent as Evangeline in area and regional social events as well as reign over the Acadian Festival.

The KC committee head chairman John Pitre as well as assistant chairmen Barry Comeaux and Robbie Navaree gathered the various Indian Princesses at the KC Hall in Plaquemine last Saturday evening and announced Beatty as this year’s Evangeline. She was picked from a group of 16 girls. Chelsey Curry and Chelsea Bradford were named the runner-ups.

Curry and Bradford, along with the other girls, will make up this year’s festival ceremonial Indian Princesses. Joining Curry and Bradford are Bailey Burleigh, Hannah Pitre, Lauren Poirrier, Caci Randazzo, Rachel Navarre, Londyn Kolder, Halie Verret, Morgan Allain, Shea Richard, Candice Bradford, Aimee Troxclair, Kelsey Carville, and Jeanne Zeringue.