Christianna McAfee never dreamt of being queen when she applied to join the 74th Neches River Festival this year. It was her first time participating, and her focus was on the scholarship opportunities offered.
“I’m going to UT Austin, and I need all the money I can raise to afford all four years,” the Beaumont United senior said, adding “I’m also a big girly girl. I love dressing up, being a pretty princess. This was just a great opportunity to be myself and also make some money for college.”