POINT PLEASANT — Nine titles are up for grabs this weekend as the Fifth Annual Miss Country Fall Festival Pageant takes place at the West Virginia State Farm Museum on Saturday.
Contestants from the area will vie for the festival titles and reign over the event taking place this year Oct. 4-5.
According to pageant director, Delyssa Edmonds, those interested still have time to enter. Registration is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 at the farm museum. Pageant begins at 11 a.m.
“We will be accepting day of entries for our children’s pageant,” Edmonds said. “We hope everyone comes out to support the contestants and the food pantry.”
Contestants have been asked to collect canned food for Crosslight of Hope, a food and clothing pantry Edmonds also directs located in Ashton.
“We are giving a crown and sash the contestant who brings the most,” Edmonds stated. “We hope this encourages people to give to those in need, because our area is greatly affected by hunger.”
Age divisions for those still accepting entries include Wee Miss (2-3), Tiny Miss (4-5), Little Miss (6-7), Young Miss (8-9), and Junior Miss (10-12). Contestants are required to wear a casual, farm/country outfit.
For more information on how to enter your daughter, contact Edmonds at 304-593-8998. Entry fee is $60 and the pageant is open.
Also on Saturday, four more will be crowned during the Queen’s pageant taking place at 6 p.m. Teen Miss, Miss, and this year, the very first Ms. and Mrs. queens will be crowned. Contestants for this pageant will compete in personal interview, down on the farm wear, evening gown and on-stage question.
This years contestants include:
Teen Miss - Taylor Gillam, Erykah Roach and Mandi Smith.
Miss - Kiona Norvell, Peyton Lovell, Emily Montgomery, Jocelynn Frye-Wilson, Addison Fisher, Bre Ball and Tabetha Laverty.
Ms. - Emily Hussell and Christy Piggott.
Mrs. - Cindy Tucker, Ashley Durst and Nicole Sheridan.
The pageant is sponsored by City National Bank.