Miss Ville Platte Carly Chaumont crowned 2014 Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Queen
Carly Peyton Chaumont, the daughter of Brad and Christy Chaumont of Turkey Creek, was recently crowned the 2014 Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Queen.
Chaumont, the reigning Miss Ville Platte, will relinquish that title on Sunday, March 16. (The pageant will be held at the Northside Civic Center for ages zero to 20. Pageant for ages zero to 12 is open state-wide, and contestants ages 13-20 must be residents of Ville Platte. Entry forms and more details on the pageant will be available in February.)
The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival will be held Friday, January 10, and Saturday, January 11th, in Cameron. Chaumont invites everyone to attend the event, proclaiming, “Today I traveled Louisiana’s highways and byways to bring my beautiful and plentiful parish of Evangeline to join and partake with the great Cameron Parish and to unite her with the Fur and Wildlife Festival, where the love of hunting, fishing and trapping can merge them as one.”
She continues, “My heart, home and birthplace all reside in Evangeline Parish, which makes me a first-hand ambassador to the lush woods, flowing waters and peaceful paradise that Mother Nature provides for our hunters and fishermen. Our woods are full of fur bearing animals, from the beaver, bobcat, deer and coyote to the rabbit, otter and fox; Our waterways are swimming with fish, alligators and ducks; And our trappers can set their traps in hopes of finding rabbits, minks and muskrats. All in which to bring fur, hide and meat to our tables and bodies.”
Chaumont says, “In Evangeline Parish, we are proud to be gun-toting owners who stand for our second amendment right to bear arms. We follow our forefathers in their rights to defend and feed our families straight from the land and we will continue to teach and educate our future generations on hunting, fishing and trapping. Personally, my favorite time of year is the opening day of squirrel season. School lets out and businesses are open half a day. It’s a tradition, the men hit the woods and the women hit the mall! Then Sunday night the men and women share their hunting stories and the one that got away over a big squirrel gumbo.”
She invites everyone to attend the festival, saying, “Please join me, Carly Chaumont, all the way from Evangeline Parish to Cameron, Louisiana, for the Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival January 10th and 11th, where you are bound to have a “furreal” good time!”