Hello, my name is Annie Ragsdale. I live in Lodi and have 4-year-old twins. My daughter competes in local, state and, soon, national pageants. My son has also competed in a few local pageants.
My daughter started just about a year ago and absolutely loves it. She has made so many friends, and she loves performing a talent — usually a short song we work on. She loves dressing up, and everything about the day.
I know Lodi used to hold a pageant for older girls and women, but I read at the Grape Festival that it was canceled due to lack of interest (or something along those lines). I think it would be such a great, fun thing to bring this back to our community! For all ages, girls/women and boys/young men!
There is much more to a pageant then just dressing up and looking cute. I hope we can bring this back to Lodi.