Mesquite Festival chooses royalty

The contestants in the Little Mr. and Miss Mesquite Tree pageant sit together briefly after the contest. Shown here, front from left, are Little Mr. Mesquite Preston Cobb with his grandmother Jackie Cobb, Miranda Cobb with mom Margaret cobb, and Kenzleigh Zu­ni­ga with mom Carra Zuniga; the middle row has Rachel Rutherford and Chris Zuniga; and the back row has Elizabeth Ferstyl, Little Miss Mesquite Madyson Chappell and Jacob Pedroza. See additional photo on Page 3. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

As part of its annual Mes­quite Tree Festival, Cool­idge held its Little Mr. and Miss Mesquite Tree pageant last Friday.
Chosen as Little Mr. Mesquite was Preston Cobb, 2, and as Little Miss Mes­quite, Madyson Chap­pell, 10.
Also competing and ma­king a good showing were Jason Zuniga, 8, Jacob Ped­roza, 10, for Little Mr. Mes­quite; and Miranda Cobb, 8 months, Kenzleigh Zuniga, 8 months, Rachel Ruther­ford, 7, and Eliz­a­beth Ferstl, 8, in the Little Miss Mes­quite competition.
The pageant was held at the Coolidge Com­mu­nity Cen­ter.

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