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Jillian Marie Boudoin named 2015 Miss French Food Festival XLII

Jillian Marie Boudoin named 2015 Miss French Food Festival XLII

The Bayou Civic Club Board of Directors and the Larose Regional Park Family announce that Jillian Boudoin has been chosen as Miss French Food Festival XLII.

Jillian is the 22 year-old-daughter of Brian and Michelle Boudoin and resides in Larose. She is a junior at Penn Foster University where she currently maintains a 4.0 G.P.A. as well as holding a place on her school's Dean's List.

Upon graduating from college, Jillian hopes to own a successful business as well as become a wonderful wife and mother. When Jillian isn’t studying or working out, she enjoys outings with her friends and crafting.

Jillian has been a long-time regular of the Larose Civic Center. As a child, she attended summer camp, played numerous sports as well as attended just about every festival and event over the last several years. She would stare at the rows of Royalty which adorns the halls at the Larose Civic Center and dream of being on there someday.

“The beautiful crowns and dresses would catch my eye,” says Boudoin. “As an adult, I still find myself staring at the wall of past Royalty, but for different reasons.”

The crowns and dresses caught her eye, but the meaning the titles represent is what attracts her to the wall today.

“There is more to being a queen than just a crown and a dress. To be able to travel this beautiful state spreading the affection that I have for the French Food Festival, the opportunity to represent my hometown and my community, to be an ambassador for the Bayou Civic Club, that is why I want to be queen,” she says.

Jillian has held the title of 2014 Miss Family Fun Festival Queen. With a desire to help others and a deep understanding of service to the community, Jillian did something special – she organized a trip, the first of two trips to Give Kids the World Village in Orlando, Florida. There Jillian and her fellow queens visited with terminally ill children.

“It was a very humbling but inspiring experience for myself and my queen sisters,” she says.

Her desire to represent the Larose Civic Center and her service to community, locally and nationally, has certainly extended into her adult life. Jillian also volunteers in the office at the Larose Civic Center and assists with events.

Aside from her volunteerism with the Bayou Civic Club, Jillian has a history of service to the American Cancer Society. She has been actively involved with their Relay for Life Event for the past three years, serving as the 2013 Miss Queen for Life.

“I always wanted to be on that wall of Royalty. Now I am,” she adds with excitement. “I have learned that representing something bigger than yourself is a real blessing.”