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Elks Rodeo Queen contest beats record for money raised

Posted at 10:40 PM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 02:25:33-04

2019 Elks Rodeo Queen winner, Nerissa Arellano, raised the most money in the queen’s contest.

Arellano represented VTC Enterprise and raised $379,345. In total, the princesses raised $795,526. Organizers say this number beats a 2005 record of $720,000 raised.

“Anything is possible if you just believe in yourself,” says Arellano, “Keep going keep trying. I’ve been apart of each campaign for the past six years and I always sold a ticket I never stopped just keep going and don’t give up.”

Since the queens’ contest started, the program has raised more than $13 million for the community’s youth recreation program.