The Algodon club is  a non-profit, civic organization that promotes the cotton industry in the Rio Grande Valley through civic engagement and media publicity.


Algodon Club, Inc.​​
P.O. Box 1445
Harlingen, TX 78551

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The Algodon Club is proud to announce the 2020 Royal Court .



The Queen

Claire Marie Cherrington

Claire Marie Cherrington, daughter of Ms. Shannon Denton Cherrington of Laguna Vista and Mr. and Mrs.  Herlee Cherrington of Los Fresnos, has been named Algodon Queen for 2019. Queen Claire attends Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas. Claire is a member of the Schreiner Equestrian Team, Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and the Exodus Study Community.  Claire graduated from Los Fresnos High School in 2018, where she was a member of the Varsity golf team and made All Valley Top Ten.  She was also a member of the Los Fresnos FFA chapter and held officer positions in Highland Hustlers 4H.  During her time in high school, Claire also showed performance horses at both the state and national level, receiving such honors as San Antonio Livestock Exposition AQHA Youth All Around Performance Horse Scholarship and NSBA World Reserve Champion Western Horsemanship. In her spare time, Claire enjoys riding her horses, surfing, and paddle boarding.  Claire's grandparents and parents both served on the Algodon board.  Her Aunt Lisa Carstensen Cherrington was Queen in 1992 and her Aunt Tina Cherrington Humphreys was Princess in 1993.  Claire's Aunt and Uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Sullivan were Don and Dona.  Farming is a family tradition.  Her great grandfather came to the Valley in 1937 to begin cotton farming in Willacy County. later moving to Cameron County.  Her grandfather and father continue growing cotton and other row crops under the name of Cherrington Farms.