2017 Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Queen
Kristal Breaux

2017 Louisiana Fur King
Loston McEvers

Kristal Marie Breaux is the 22 year old daughter of Ken Breaux of Bayou Gauche and Sandra Garza of Norco. She currently attends Nicholls State University where she is pursuing a Specialist Degree in School Psychology. At Nicholls she also serves as a graduate assistant for the Bridge to Independence program which helps students with an intellectual disability excel in college and gain their independence. Kristal has previously held the titles of Miss UL-Lafayette USA and 2014 Louisiana Catfish Festival Queen. 
When describing her experience as the 59th Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival Queen, Kristal says,  
“To be a Fur Queen is nothing short of a humbling and unique experience of a lifetime. Coming from the small town of Bayou Gauche, I never would have thought I would be given the opportunity to represent all I have known since I was a little girl. From wearing the full fur regalia and traveling many miles across the state, to speaking to preschoolers about how the fur industry is vital to preserving our state’s coastline, I have been able to treasure so many memories while holding this prestigious position. 
Some of my most fun filled moments while traveling our wonderful state include stuffing my face with as many delicious strawberries as I could in Ponchatoula, standing in the famous giant mallard float in Gueydan, tasting the finest citrus in Buras, and being able to get up close and personal to some very friendly cows in Abbeville. 

Loston was born on November 21, 1938 to Rufus and Evyone McEvers in Grand Chenier, La. His father passed away when he was 2 yrs old and 2 yrs later his mother married Ernest Richard, a wonderful man that he had the privilege to call dad. He married Glender Broussard on February 8, 1958 and they have two children, Rufus and Jocelyn. He has four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  
He gaduated from Grand Chenier High in 1956 and while there he played football and was awarded Most Points Scored, the baseball pitcher, a member of the basketball and track teams, worked on the annual staff and President of the school newspaper. He attended McComb Mississippi Jr. College to play football and later transferred to Sowela Technical Community College where he graduated with degrees in gas & diesel mechanics and welding.  He served 2 years in the US Army and 2 years in active US Army Reserves. He was called up for “D” Bay of Pigs Cuba Missile Crisis and stationed in California for Hurricane Audrey, which he came down to help US Army locate bodies in Grand Chenier & Creole. He was honorably discharged in October 1962.  A member of Ducks Unlimited Association, Louisiana Writers Association, Toledo Bend Lake Association, Trout Unlimited Association, and the Lemeche Bass Club which he helped start in 1972. He loves to share plenty of fishing stories and has written for the Cameron Pilot and DeQuincy News since 1974 with the help of Mrs. Geneva Griffith. His column for the Cameron Pilot is “Cameron Outdoors” and for DeQuincy News “SWLA Outdoors” – both articles show the passion of the true outdoorsman. His true passion is fishing and he loves to share plenty of fishing stories with any and every one willing to listen. He opened his own business, Loston’s Auto Parts in 1969 until he retired in 2001. He also opened Rudy’s Fisherman Stop that catered to the outdoorsman of Cameron Parish. He has a love for music which is portrayed in his own formed bands, Loston & Loafers, Loston’s Country Cajuns, and Swamp Country and has played country music from Louisiana to California for 27 years. 

2017 Miss Cameron Parish
Savanna Yvonne Boudreaux

Savanna Yvonne Boudreaux is the 17 year old daughter of Paige Delcambre and J.M. Boudreaux. She is currently a senior at Hackberry High School. She loves attending the parade with her family and friends and wataching competitors compete in the skeet shooting competition as her favorite fur festival events. Savanna's hobbies include showing livestock, hunting, fishing, cooking, dance and photography. Savanna's awards and honors include being a banner role student with a 4.054 GPA and President of her Senior class. She is also a member of the Senior Beta Club, Senior 4-H Club, FFA, FBLA, Student Council and crowned as the 2016 Homecoming Queen. Savanna has been the Cameorn Parish Champion Swine Showman for the last 5 years and named 2016 Cameron Parish Market Hog Champion, 2016 Southwest District Livestock Show Champion and Champion LA Bred Market Hog, 2016 LA State Champion and ChampionLA Bred Market Goat. Savanna's future plans include attending McNeese State University, majoring in pre-med with a minor in psychology and to continue her education at medical school, in the hopes of one day becoming a licensed psychiatrist.
2017 Little Miss and Mister Cameron Parish
Palynn Fontenot and Lane Kingham

Palynn is the 7 year old daughter of Donnie and Jennifer Fontenot. She has an older brother, Landen and one older sister, Layken. Palynn loves to sing, cheer and dance. She enjoys spending time with her family in a deer blind or in a boat on the waters of Cameron Parish. She can also be found loving on her cat, Mary or walking and brushing her pig, Roger. Palynn is a member of the Stars and Stripes Softball Team, Grand Lake Gator Swim Team, and Little Dribblers Basketball. Her awards include Student of the Month, Banner Roll Award, Outstanding Citizenship Award and Spirit Award at Grand Lake High School cheer clinic. Palynn's favorite foods are boiled crawfish and lists Flicka as her favorite movie.
Lane is the 8 year old son of Derek and Jade Kingham. He is one younger sister, Gemma Claire. Lane's hobbies include hunting with his dad, cooking for his family and friends, and spending time learning about the history of World War II and the Titantic. He is a member of the Grand Lake Little League Basetball Team, the Grand Lake Little League Football team and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Lane's favorite food is cheese pizza and lists the Titantic and Pearl Harbor as his favorite movies. 
2017  Jr. Miss Maeleigh Conner 
 Maeleigh Beth Conner is the 16 year old daughter of Blaine and Angelia Conner of Grand Lake. She is a 11th grade student at South Cameron High School. Maeleigh’s is a 4.0 student and selected to the National Honor Society. She is in FBLA, FFA, 4-H, BETA, and FCA. She is also a member of the Lady Tarpon Basketball, Softball and Track Team. She enjoys being a Tarpon Cheerleader. Throughout her 4-H journey, she was won many awards and trips. Maeleigh'sfavorite fur festival event has always been the parade. The tradition her PaPa started years ago of hanging out at the family spot with the Maryland delegation and friends and family is something she will always love. She enjoys catching beads, eating great food and cherishes the tradition of Cameron Parish.

2017 Teen Miss Madalyn Gordon 
 Madalyn Grace Gordon is the 14 year old daughter of Stephen and Erin Canik. She is a freshman at Grand Lake High School. Madalyn is an Honor Student, in the Gifted Program and a member of 4-H and Family Career and Community Leaders of America. She also cheers on the Grand Lake Hornets as a Varsity Cheerleader and is a national level award winning dancer which has allowed her to dance competitively across the United States. Madalyn’s favorite Fur Festival event is hands down the Muskrat and Nutria Skinning contest! She says there is nothing more exciting than watching the fur fly as skilled trappers of all ages demonstrate their best skinning techniques in a race against the clock.

2017 Deb Miss Makala Snyder 
 Makala Marie Snyder is the 11 year old daughter of James and Bridget Snyder of Johnson Bayou. She is a 6th grade student at Johnson Bayou. Makala is Banner Roll student, a 3 year member of 4-H, a member of the talent/art program, alter server for Assumption Catholic Church for 3 years, 2016 5th grade student of the year for Johnson Bayou High School and also won 2016 5th grade student of year for Cameron Parish. Makala’s favorite part of the Fur Festival is the muskrat and nutria skinning contest.