The Queen of The Hill / Ms. Kokopelli Pageant

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The Miss Kokopelli/Queen of the Hill Pageant was held on February 25, 2017. The event benefited Angels Cove, the Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.

 

BCHFS is a multi-faceted family crisis center consisting of five ministries that work together to protect, heal and restore struggling children and families. Whether it is helping teens in trouble, young women with unplanned pregnancies, or Christian counseling services – BCHFS has been helping those who need it most reach their full potential.

 

Women and girls of various ages competed in one of seven categories: Baby Queen of the Hill, Tiny Queen of the Hill, Little Queen of the Hill, Junior Queen of the Hill, Teen Miss Queen of the Hill, Ms. Kokopelli, and The Queen of the Hill.

 

Megan Jones and Jenn Fortune

Pageant judges, Megan Jones and Jenn Fortune

The prize for winning was a cash purse based on the number of entries, a crown, a sash, a pin, flowers and a photo session to be featured on the Facebook pages.

 

Megan Jones, COO of Priority Professional Group, was asked to be a judge at the pageant. The committee was looking for a smart, successful business woman that is active in the community to serve as a judge for this year’s event, and Megan was the perfect fit.

 

This is Megan’s second time judging the pageant and it won’t be her last. “The thing that I enjoy about these pageants is that most people believe they are based on external beauty. That is absolutely not true,” Megan said. “It takes a lot more than external looks to make a person truly beautiful. The women who participate in these events are strong, outgoing, charismatic, and truly add value to their communities and to the world.”

 

Priority Group supports and congratulates the winners of the pageant and the organization that this event benefited.

 

Megan adds that “it takes a lot more than a pretty face to be kind and generous and want to make a difference in the world and those are the kind of women you see participating in these pageants. There is so much more to a pageant that people just don’t see until they participate in one.”

 

Please visit the event’s Facebook page to see photos of the contestants.