By: Nathan Jeffersnjeffers@heartlandpublications.com
August 23, 2012
POINT PLEASANT — Plans for the annual Country Fall Festival at the West Virginia Farm Museum are underway and a new Miss and Teen Miss to preside over the festival will be chosen on Saturday.
A total of 13 girls will compete for Miss and Teen Miss, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. In the pursuit of those titles, the competitors will participate in a personal interview, promotional (Miss only), Down on the Farm Wear, Evening Gown, and an on-stage interview. The winners of the Miss and Teen Miss will be crowned by 2011 Teen Miss Katherine Deem and 2011 Miss Meghan Bowles.
The contestants for Teen Miss including the following girls: Monika Barlar, 14, daughter of Tyler and Lindsey DeWeese and Michale Soles of Point Pleasant; Jocelynn Frye-Wilson, 14, daughter of Rob and Melissa Wilson of Point Pleasant; Elizabeth Rayburn, 13, daughter of Scott Rayburn and Stacey Rayburn of Point Pleasant; Darian Miller, 15, daughter of Melinda Miller and David Miller of Gallipolis, Ohio;
Peyton Lovell, 14, daughter of Barbara and Michael Williams of New Haven; Maggie Criste, 15, daughter of Kennah and Mike Criste of Point Pleasant; Dana Tucker, 15, daughter of Tim and Kelly Tucker of Buffalo; Krystal Starcher, 14, daughter of Shelly and Greg Starcher of Parkersburg; Shiloh Wamsley, 15, daughter of Juli and Greg Wamsley of Point Pleasant.
The contestants for Miss include the following girls: Christy Piggott, 20, daughter of Ponnie Sampson of Mineral Wells; Caroline Thompson, 17, daughter of Matthew and Kendra Thompson of Letart; Jennifer Westfall, 18, daughter of David and Tammy Westfall of Point Pleasant; Amanda Baker, 20, daughter of John and Tammy Baker of Point Pleasant.
As well as the competitions for the Miss and Teen Miss, there will also be a baby contest with the age groups of 0-12 months and 13-36 months, and a children’s pageant with the age groups of three-five, six-nine, and 10 to 12, and registrations will be accepted at the door. Registration will begin at 10 a.m. for the children’s pageant, which will start at 11 a.m. Registration will begin at 1 p.m. for the baby contest which will begin at 2 p.m. There will also be an entry fee of $35 for the baby contest and $45 for the children’s pageant.
The Country Fall Festival is set for Oct. 6 and 7 at the farm museum. In addition to making apple butter, cider, and molasses during the festival, other activities will include the Antique Gas an d Steam Engine Show, several Gun Slinger Shows, an Antique Tractor Pull, the CEOS quilt show, the Antique Bottle Show, and church services and a gospel sing. The farm museum’s Country Kitchen and store will also be open for business.