A crowd of nearly 350 rodeo royalty fans gathered for the official Miss Rodeo Kansas Coronation at Abilene.
Certainly, the evening was a most royal affair. Highlight of course was 2018 Miss Rodeo Kansas Mikhayla DeMott formally crowning 2019 Miss Rodeo Kansas Brooke Wallace (MRK ’19).
A social hour opened the evening as those in attendance could bid on diverse Western donations in the silent auction.
Fried chicken supper with all the country trimmings was served by Brookville Hotel.
A dozen queens representing rodeo associations from throughout the state presented a choreographed opening most enjoyable song dance routine.
Costumed and grease painted Stormin’ Norman (Ty Stewart), rodeo funnyman and barrel man, was master of ceremonies with antics throughout the evening.
A Mister Rodeo Competition vague semblance to a rodeo queen pageant kept the crowd entertained. Stormin’ Norman, John Aylward, Darryl Blocker and J.T. Gehling were the contestants. Blocker received the title token in the cowboy friendly rivalry also serving as a MRK ’19 fund raiser.
Seth Lauer of Abilene was honored by MRK ’19 Brooke Wallace for congenial support in her lifetime and royalty pageants.
Champion auctioneer Ethan Schuette of Open Range Sales Company LLC conducted the live benefit auction with a most unique offering.
Morgan Poole and Tracy Schmitz entertained with live music for high bidder Darryl Blocker’s first dance with MRK ’19 Brooke Wallace.
“I am still on top of the world from my coronation celebration. I appreciate everybody coming and all of your support,” Brooke said.
“It has been a whirlwind since, and I love every second of it. Please follow all of my adventures on my Instagram and Facebook pages,” she welcomed.