Robstown - On the night of Oct. 11 the city kicked off its annual CottonFest celebration with Miss CottonFest. Miss CottonFest as well as Jr. Miss CottonFest is a yearly pageant that is open to girls in the surrounding areas.

The event started off with the introduction of special guests Miss Texas, Miss Jim Wells County, and Miss Feria de las Flores. Miss Texas traveled from San Antonio to attend the 2014 Miss CottonFest pageant.

The nights pageant started with the Jr Miss competition and western wear category. The contestants showed their western wear with flare and despite some minor technical difficulties handled themselves with poise.

The talent portion of the competition impressed as the girls demonstrated a wide variety of skills ranging from song, dance, art, cheerleading, and ribbon gymnastics. With an eclectic group of talents the judges seemed impressed with the diversity of area teens.

After some deliberation and an intermission performance by the Corpus Christi Folklorico dancers it was now time to add up the scores and start the senior miss portion of the pageant. The Sr Miss CottonFest portion of the event only had 3 participants but that did not make things any easier for the judges panel.

Impressing in their evening wear the Sr Miss contestants took the stage and wowed the audience with their grace and talent. The Jr and Sr girls returned to the stage to hear the results of the judges score and find out who among them would be crowned.

After what was a hard fought pageant by all participants it was Madison Santos who was crowned Jr Miss CottonFest and Isabella Herrero took the place of Sr Miss CottonFest. As Miss Texas presented the girls with their crowns the audience applauded as we met this years Jr and Sr CottonFest Queens.