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Reina pageant to kick off Fiestas de Las Vegas

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By David Giuliani

The 120th annual Fiestas de Las Vegas will start today with the Reina de Las Vegas pageant.

The event is set for 7 p.m. at Ilfeld Auditorium.

Four young women are vying to assume the crown from Alyssa Moya:

• Jackie Conway, 23, a 2003 graduate of Robertson High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of New Mexico.

• Rita Raya, 17, a Robertson High School student.

• Carmela Montoya, 19, a Luna Community College student.

• June Duran, 24, a 2002 graduate of Robertson High School and a 2007 graduate of Luna.

• Carmela Montoya, 19, a Luna student.

On Thursday, the reina — or queen — will receive her crown during Mass at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, which starts at 5:30 p.m. A dance will follow from 8 p.m. to midnight at El Rialto.

Entertainment will be in the park Friday through Sunday. The parade will be at 9 a.m. Saturday.