48th Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta Oct. 10-12, 2024

48th Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta Oct. 10-12, 2024

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The Zwolle Tamale Fiesta’s 44th annual queen is Alison Beatrice Garcia. She is the 21-year-old daughter of Tracy Silver and Roy Garcia. Her paternal grandparents are Beatriz and Julio Garcia of Kingsville, Texas, and her maternal grandparents are Roberta and Carl Silver of Terre Haute, Indiana. After growing up in Houston, Texas, Alison, her mother, and brother moved to South Toledo Bend where she attended Negreet High School from fifth grade to graduation. While there, she was involved in Gifted & Talented, Elementary and High School 4-H, 4-H Junior Leaders, Quiz Bowl, Yearbook Staff, and participated in the District and State Literary Rallies. During her years on the Negreet High School Quiz Bowl team, the team was able to get second place in the state tournament in Natchitoches, and first place at the parish level on two occasions.
After graduation, she began attending Northwestern State University in the Fall of 2016. Alison is involved in several organizations: Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity, Alpha Lambda Delta & Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies, Purple Jackets, & Diamond Dolls. She is a liberal arts major, with a concentration in humanities & social thought, and a double minor in geography and global studies. With her degree, she plans on becoming a foreign service officer and hopes to work in an embassy abroad.
Speaking on her future as the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta Queen, Alison hopes that she will be able to look back on this year as one of the best of her life. She hopes to make Zwolle and Sabine Parish proud as she represents them across the state. Proudly representing the 44th Annual Tamale Fiesta is Ms. Alison Garcia!

My name is Emmalee Suzanne Lewing, and I am the 40th Annual Zwolle Tamale Fiesta Queen. I am the 17 year old daughter of Keith and Cindy Lewing. My paternal grandparents are Milton Lewing of Many, Louisiana and Linda Morris of La Porte, Texas. My maternal grandparents are Rebecca Procell and the late Gerald Procell of Zwolle. My godparents are Scott and Renay Procell of Zwolle. I have an older sister, Kaitlin, who attends Northwestern State University and is majoring in Biology, and a younger sister, Raeghan, who is a sophomore at Ebarb High School.

I am a senior at Ebarb High School where I am very active in basketball, softball and cheerleading. I am also involved in many clubs and organizations such as: Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Future Business Leaders of America, 4-H, and BETA.

After I graduate, I plan to attend Northwestern State University and major in early childhood education with aspiration of becoming a preschool teacher.

I am a member of St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Ebarb, Louisiana. In the past I have served as an alter server and I currently serve as a Eucharistic minister.

My hobbies include shopping, spending time with my family and friends, reading, playing fetch with my dog, Rebel, and competing in sporting events.

I would like to thank my parents for sponsoring me in the pageant and also everyone else that helped me prepare for this adventure. I am proud to be representing the Tamale Fiesta and the town of Zwolle as the 40th Annual Miss Zwolle Tamale Fiesta Queen.

I proudly invite you to join me in my home town Zwolle, Louisiana the second weekend in October for a sizzling good time!