Toast With The Queen!
Friday, We went to the Mrs. DC America Toast with the Queen reception at the the St. Regis, which celebrated the reigning Mrs. DC America, Kinosha Soden, as she heads off to compete at the national Mrs. America Pageant.
We snapped 2017 Mrs. Logan Circle America Brit Jones, 2016 Mrs. Pennsylvania America April Walker-Taylor and Kinosha, who is touting the platform GEMS: Girls Excelling in Math & Science.
Guests enjoyed champagne to toast Mrs. Soden and received a raffle ticket for a chance to win a new Kate Spade bag. Sabering a bottle of champagne for the toast to the queen is St. Regis food and beverage director Dewayne Wright.
A portion of ticket sales benefited Vetsports, a nonprofit that serves military members, veterans and their families. Here, the beauty queens and guests toast Kinosha.
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International's Bonita Jones, Paul Martin, Brown Electrical's Barry Brown and Valeant Pharmaceuticals International's Paula McNeal.
Mrs. DC America Pageant & Mrs. PA America Pageant executive director Raquel Riley Thomas, who organized the reception, with 2015 Mrs. DC America Elaine Espinola Keltz.