The Adelanto Chamber of Commerce Announces The First Annual High Desert Divas

The High Desert Diva Contestants. Photograph by Nolan P. Smith.

By Nolan Patrick Smith

High Desert Daily

(Adelanto)— How would you like to be a part of a new annual tradition, support the Adelanto community and possibly win one of many great prizes? Then allow us to introduce you to the High Desert Divas, made possible by the Adelanto Chamber of Commerce.

The contest puts nine community leaders into the mix, with the winner having the majority votes gathered from opportunity drawing tickets sold. Each ticket sold equals five votes for the diva of your choice, with the proceeds going to the Adelanto Chamber of Commerce. Prizes include a 2 night stay in Primm with 2 VIP concert tickets, an iPad Mini and more.  The contestants for the High Desert Divas are:

Cari Thomas-Mayor, City of Adelanto

Dr. Lily Deblieux- Superintendent, Adelanto Elementary School District

Donnita Karres- San Bernardino County Fair

Amy Walker- Goodspeed Auto-Fuel Systems, Inc.

Stephanie LaFerriere-Rotary Club of Adelanto


Angie Echols- Beck Oil, Inc.

Chris Lamoreaux- Coldwell Banker Commercial

Jennifer Britzman- Victor Valley Marketing Group

Adelanto Chamber of Commerce President Teri Ortega said at the event kick off, “We are excited to be having an annual fundraiser that will benefit the community of Adelanto. Every year we give back to the school district and different non-profit organizations. It’s really about having fun and raising money to give back to the community.”

Rotary Club of Adelanto’s Stephanie LaFerriere spoke to us about the contest, which ends on the final on October 10th. “I would just like to say that I am super excited about the partnership that the Adelanto Rotary Club shares with the Adelanto Chamber. The diva event is a great fundraiser as well as a fun and local event. I am honored to represent the Adelanto Rotary Club and I am excited to be a part of such a wonderful chamber in such a great community.”

Mayor of Adelanto Cari Thomas stated, “It’s a great way to raise money for the chamber and do it in a fun way.”

Tickets can be purchased directly from the diva contestants as well as online. The finale takes place on October 10th at Maverick’s Stadium in Adelanto. For more information, visit

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