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The following is a news release from the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau recently held a community-wide Mardi Gras Shoebox Float Contest. Those entering ranged from school groups, clubs and organizations, professional divisions and residents of all ages.
Alex McMillan took home first place in the Children's Division. Emma Istre was awarded second place and Zane Zartler won third place.
First place winner in the Teen Division was Breanna Landry and Lindsey T. took home second place.
Capturing first place in the Elementary School Division was Ms. Elliott's class from Westwood Elementary School. Ms. Hebert's class from Lake Charles Charter Academy landed second place honors, and Ms. Taylor's class from EK Key won third.
In the Middle School Division, the first place winner was Ms. Rougeau's class from St. Margaret's. Ms. Donaldson's class from J.I. Watson took home second place.
St. Margaret's Art Club took home first and second place in the School Age Club/Organization Division. J.I Watson, the French Club Officers float placed third.
Lisa Reed won first place in the Adult Division and Beth Paris won second place.
In the Professional Division category, the first place winner was Knight Media Inc.
Best of Show was awarded to Lisa Reed for her float showcasing Mardi Gras on the bayou.
Visitors to the center throughout the month of February can vote on their favorite shoebox float for the People's Choice Award to be presented on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. Residents and visitors can also vote online on the Visit Lake Charles Facebook page or at www.visitlakecharles.org/vote.