ROBSTOWN - On Saturday, 2017 Miss Cottenfest along with Junior and Little Miss were crowned at the 33rdAnnual Miss Cottonfest Pageant, which kicked off the festivities for this weekend's events. The pageant was sponsored by Cotton Community Partnership.

Special guests included Leticia Mondragon and Brianna Garcia, Miss Corpus Christi Latina.

Contestants ages 10-13 and 14-18 compete for the title of Junior and Senior Miss Cottonfest Queen. The young ladies are judged on beauty, poise, personality, interview, talent, western and evening wear as well as an on-stage question. The winner of Jr. Miss will receive a savings bond, the winner of Sr. Miss will receive a scholarship to the college of her choice.

The winners are as follows:

2017 Miss Cottonfest:

Winner: Miss. Aubrey Zickefoose

1st Runner Up: Miss. Brianna Zapata

Jr. Miss Cottonfest:

Winner: Miss. Jacquelyn Jo Lerma

1st Runner Up: Miss. Trinity Mungia

Little Miss Cottonfest:

Winner: Miss Danica Teresa Good

1st Runner Up: Miss Kelly Flores

Most Photogenic:

Miss. Danica Teresa Good

The 33rd Annual Cottonfest for Western Nueces County and the Coastal Bend area is fast approaching and will be held at the RMB Regional Fairgrounds November 17th-18th, 2017. We have modified the Cottonfest Pageant to include the winner qualifying for the American Beauty Pageant by having the participation of qualified judges and including the entire area.

Participation in Cottonfest includes Robstown, Calallen, Tuloso-Midway, West Oso, Alice, Kingsville, Agua Dulce, Orange Grove, Banquete, Bishop and Corpus Christi schools. We are asking for your patronage and support for this annual family-oriented event that includes concerts headlined by the Spazmatics, tempting food, school age performances, a carnival and gigs for the kids.

Your partnership this year will also support The Drug-Free Campaign and Media Day in August, Winter Wonderland in December and other Cotton Community events that promote civic pride. In 2016 Cotton Community Partnership was approved by the IRS for 501c3 exemption status. The purpose of the corporation is to create a charitable organization within the City of Robstown to promote education as well as neighborhood and city beautification that advocates civic pride.

We hope that you will be a proactive supporter through our marketing and partnership opportunities, which includes a Diamond Partnership at $10,000, Platinum Partnerships at $7,500, Gold Partnerships at $5,000, Silver Partnerships at $3,000 and a Bronze Partnerships at $1,000.

We look forward to partnering with you and encourage you to capitalize on this branding shift happening in Robstown. Please become a partner with us to promote civic pride in our community and the Coastal Bend.