Cowboy Homecoming Queen returns



Raylin Castillo, Cheyenne Garza, Erin Light, Autumn Guerra, Angel Turley, Ally Sherley, and Linda Sanchez are the 55th Cowboy Homecoming Queen candidates as they honor the “Mr. Cowboy” sculpture in Pleasanton in front of the City Hall. GABRIELLA RUIZ | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Raylin Castillo, Cheyenne Garza, Erin Light, Autumn Guerra, Angel Turley, Ally Sherley, and Linda Sanchez are the 55th Cowboy Homecoming Queen candidates as they honor the “Mr. Cowboy” sculpture in Pleasanton in front of the City Hall. GABRIELLA RUIZ | PLEASANTON EXPRESS

Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce is proud to introduce the seven Cowboy Homecoming Queen candidates that will be campaigning for the next four weeks that began July 16.

Ally Sherley, Linda Sanchez, Raylin Castillo, Cheyenne Garza, Erin Light, Autumn Guerra, and Angel Turley are the seven girls who are in the 2021 Cowboy Homecoming Court who will have the opportunity to represent themselves to be considered to win Cowboy Homecoming Queen.

During the first two weeks, the girls campaign material is limited to 8.5 x 11 flyers but after the second week the girls’ campaigning can be as big as they want it to be.

Cindy Mumm, Executive Director of Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce said that she encourages all Pleasanton residents to please go show your support for these wonderful young ladies who will be working hard at campaigning over the next several weeks by voting August 13 and 14.

Residents who reside in the Pleasanton Independent School District and students ninth grade and older at Pleasanton ISD, are eligible to vote on Aug.13-14 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce. Make sure to have valid ID, proof of residency in the district or proper school ID.

The Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce will announce late at night the five girls that will make it to the last final week of campaigning. This will leave five girls to be crowned at the Pleasanton’s Young Farmers Rodeo on Aug. 21 at the Atascosa County Show Barn. This year for the first time in a decade, The Cowboy of the Year and 55th Cowboy Homecoming Queen Coronation will be crowned on the same night.

Aubrey Olle Smith, HE

B Director of Customer Service for the San Antonio Region has worked for H-E-B for 28 years. Aubrey was born and raised in Pleasanton and has been a lifelong resident. She was elected Cowboy Homecoming Queen in 1994, the first in a long line of Homecoming Queens which includes four cousins and two sisters on the court . The Olle family relatives hold the record in Pleasanton for the most Homecoming Queens. The Olle Homecoming royalty includes: Queens Aubrey Olle (1994), Jennifer Olle (2002), Jessica Olle (2005), Jacquelyn Olle (2011), Jordyn Olle (2014) and Homecoming Court Princesses Stefani Olle (1995), and Sara Olle (2001).

When speaking about 2021 candidates Smith addressed words of encouragement towards the seven girls that are running to be Cowboy Homecoming Queen.

“Embrace it, and enjoy every minute of it, participate fully,” said Smith. “Understand the importance of the role that you carry in the community and the influence you have on younger generations.”

Due to the pandemic in 2020, a Cowboy Homecoming Queen was unfortunately not elected. However, the last 2019 Homecoming Court was 54th CH Princess Jussiah Lopez, 54th CH Princess Claudia Acuff, 54th CH Princess Cloe Rodriguez, 54th CH Princess Cali Evans, and 54th CH Queen Brianna Ortiz.

“Wishing all the candidates the best of luck on the Cowboy Homecoming Election,” said Mumm.

For more information, please call the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce at (830) 569-2163 and don’t forget to place your vote on the next elected Cowboy Homecoming Queen.

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