I hope you all had a fabulous Fourth of July! Now we focus all our attention on the Miss USA pageant.

Have you crossed paths with any of this year’s contestants? Let’s do all we can to make them feel welcome here in Red Stick. Goodness knows, they’ve had it rough the past weeks leading up to the big event July 12.

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