Queen of the Desert Favorite

Emerald Kingdom Arch Duchess Wins Fan Favorite at Desert Aids Project’s “Queen of the Desert” contest.

I attended the “Queen of the Desert” contest on June 1st, 2016 to support Arch Duchess Pinkie Meringue Shimmer of the Emerald Kingdom of Palm Springs and the Desert Aids Project.

The room was sold out with over 700 local supporters in the audience. Each contestant raised funds individually and also at the event. Judging the contestants on a comedy number, dramatic/high energy number and evening gown competition, were judges Delta Work, Gypsy, Maude Chapeau and Dottie Du Bois.

Emerald Kingdom was very proud of Arch Duchess Pinkie, who won fan favorite as her team raised over $8,000.00 for the event.

As donations poured in and were announced, Arch Duke Kevin Baar of the Emerald Kingdom beamed with pride as his partner Pinkie amazed the audience with her comedy rendition of “Lucy doing the Vitameatavegiman Commercial” and a soul wrenching blues number with a new and exotic headdress designed by Kevin.

Accompany me at Kevin and Pinkies Table were Count Larry and Count Jacquelyn Sanchez Barret of from the Imperial Court of Los Angeles.

The room had an amazing energy as the Community of Palm Springs came together to support the Desert Aids Project annual fundraiser.

Excitement is growing for Emerald Kingdom’s Midsummer Madness Event on July 10th, 2016 from 6-9 PM at the fabulous Copa Nightclub in Palm Springs, benefitting Sanctuary House, the first foster home for LBGTQ Youth in the Coachella Valley.  Please come out and support this event with a star studded line up and a special appearance and performance by Czarina Liz Loren of the Emerald Kingdom of Palm Springs herself.

Empress XII Lonnie – ICLAH
Advisor to the Emerald Kingdom

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  1. Very nice write up Empress Lonnie. The actual money raised by Pinkie and team was over $11,000.00 when adding in the tables sold in Pinkie’s name. Great job Pinkie. You are loved by a lot of people to have raised that much money for Desert AIDS Project!

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