For Immediate Release

Shelley Johnson, executive director
Megan Hartman, senior marketing manager

Miss Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana Pageant
Open for Entries

LAKE CHARLES, La. (December 17, 2014) - Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana invites all young ladies between the ages of 5 and 23 for Miss divisions to enter the 2015 Miss Mardi Gras of Southwest Louisiana pageant.

The pageant will be held Saturday, Jan. 10, at the Lake Charles Civic Center's Rosa Hart Theatre at 10 a.m. for pageants featuring participants 5-14 years old and 6:30 p.m. for those 15-23 years old.

Contestants must be residents of Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron or Jeff Davis Parishes. There are eight different age categories. The queens will reign over the 2015 Mardi Gras festivities in Lake Charles and be presented at parades and events.

Entry forms are available at Rhinestone Runway, Broadway Royalty Boutique and at Joy's Rag Doll. Entry forms can also be obtained online at, and the deadline to enter is Saturday, Jan. 3.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 years old and under. For more information on all Mardi Gras events in Southwest Louisiana, please contact the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau at (337) 436-9588 or visit