Julie Mancini
Maci Raulerson smiles after being named the 2018 Queen of the Rainbow as 2017 Queen of the Rainbow Sydney Hanchar places a sash on Raulerson.

Jeff Bryan

Riverland News

The first-ever Miss Dunnellon, Eugina Cannon-Reed, and a two-time Purple Heart recipient, Jim Phillips, shared the spotlight Saturday during the annual Queen of the Rainbow pageant.

Both received standing ovations during the ceremonies, with Cannon-Reed taking the stage prior to the coronation of the 66th annual Queen of the Rainbow pageant. The event originally began as the Miss Dunnellon Pageant, years later taking the moniker of Queen of the Rainbow.