POINT PLEASANT — The 2016 Mason County Tourism Queen was crowned June 4 at the Mason County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.
Out of four contestants vying for the title, Destiny Brown was selected as the representative for this year.
Those in attendance to crown were Amanda Baker, 2015 Tourism Queen, and Emily Hussell, 2014 Tourism Queen.
Brown is the 21-year old daughter of Roger and Alice Jordan, of Point Pleasant. She is a graduate of Point Pleasant High School and just finished her junior year at the University of Rio Grande, where she is studying early childhood education.
In her essay, Brown was enthusiastic about the chance to be queen.
“I would do my absolute best to represent Mason County for all it has to offer. I would work hard and be very dedicated to the job,” Brown said.
The essay contest winner will receive a $500 cash scholarship at the conclusion of her reign in 2017. She will work closely with the tourism center on promoting local events in and around the area.
Since 2014, the Mason County Convention and Visitors Bureau has had royalty helping it promote tourism throughout the area. Those interested in the title had to submit a one-page essay on their love for Mason County and why they would make a good representative. This, along with an application, was submitted to pageant director Delyssa Huffman, who also coordinated a similar pageant for the Gallia County CVB this year to promote local tourism in the area.