On the evening of July 30, the 2016 Toast of the Town House Pageant, the 19th annual such event, took place. Three contestants competed for the title. Categories were theme wear, talent, and evening gown/question and answer. The host was Jol D. Principle. Anastasia C. Principle, stepping-down Miss Toast of the Town House 2015, performed several numbers, as did other past titleholders including Barbara Gordon (2004), Dra Matica (2007), Kaydance (2008), and Jamie Monroe (2009). Nikki Vixxen captured the coveted crown. Sasha Carter Pierce Richards was first runner-up. Alexis Beemer was second runner-up and also Miss Congeniality. Anastasia C. Principle bestowed a special award on ultra-popular Town House bartender Mickey Short. The Town House, St. Paul’s only GLBT bar, marks its 47th anniversary as a community establishment this fall.