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October 25, 2004

Crowning of Queen Alalah LXXIII set for Oct. 29


One Cowley College sophomore female will be crowned Queen Alalah LXXIII during the annual Queen’s Coronation at 8 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Robert Brown Theatre.


photo of Andrea Iman
photo of Whitney Jones
photo of Whitney Smith
photo of Lory Turney
photo of Tara Vanderpool
Andrea Iman
Whitney Jones
Whitney Smith
Lory Turney
Tara Vanderpool


The five finalists are, in alphabetical order, Andrea Iman from Elkhart, Whitney Jones from Arkansas City, Whitney Smith from Mulvane, Lory Turney from Arkansas City, and Tara Vanderpool from Arkansas City.

Coronation will be held following the annual Queen’s Banquet at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. The invitation-only event will feature the five finalists for Queen Alalah, plus this year’s 27 visiting queens.

For the first time, Cowley students and employees cast ballots for Queen Alalah online via the college’s web site. A list of nearly 220 women was narrowed to the five top vote-getters. Queen Alalah LXXIII will be decided by the Coronation audience, as has been the case for many years.

This year’s Arkalalah Festival theme, “See Ya In Da Funnies,” will be played out throughout the week of Oct. 25-30.

Comedian Carl Hurley kicks off the week’s activities with a performance at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Robert Brown Theatre.

Arkalalah concessions downtown open at 11 a.m. Oct. 27. That also is the first night of the carnival, which will be set up in the parking lots north and east of W.S. Scott Auditorium.

The Southwestern Bell Parade of Lights is at 8 p.m. Oct. 27 through downtown Arkansas City.

Many other events are being held on Oct. 29 besides the Coronation. They include the KSOK Stuff N Strut Concession Marathon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Arkalalah Craft Show from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the crowning of Little Mr. and Miss Arkalalah at 2 p.m., and the Children’s Parade at 3 p.m.

Events of Oct. 30 include the annual Kiwanis Pancake Feed beginning at 5:30 a.m., the Flag Corps Festival in the Cowley Recreation Building at 8:30 a.m., the Arkalalah 2-Mile Fun Run at 9 a.m., Street Games at 11:15 a.m., and the Arkalalah Big Parade beginning at 2 p.m. Most all events are being held downtown or near downtown Ark City.