POINT PLEASANT – Fall is still a few months away but the royalty for the Country Fall Festival was chosen this past Saturday at the West Virginia State Farm Museum.
Emerging from a field of contestants was Kelsey Price who was crowned the 2017 Miss Country Fall Festival Queen. Price is the 17-year old daughter of Kent Price and Chella Matos. Price also won Miss Photogenic.
Runners up for the Miss title were Alexa Barker, first runner up; and Meriah Cummings, second runner up. Cadha McKean was named as Miss Congeniality.
In the Teen division, Courtney Winter, 15, of Sandyville, was crowned Queen. She also received Miss Photogenic. She is the daughter of Richard and Sheril Winter. Second runner up and Teen Miss Congeniality went to Shelby Anderson. And first runner up went to Anna Litchfield.
This year’s Ms. Country Fall Festival Queen is Lori Stump, 24, of Pineville. She also won Ms. Photogenic. Runners up included Kayla Blair, first runner up and Ms. Congeniality, and Katie Bowen, second runner up.
Elizabeth Barger of Leon was crowned the Mrs. Queen. She is married to Matthew Barger. First runner up in the Mrs. division went to Katlin Lewis, and second runner up was Megan Harper.
The very first Classic Miss Queen was also crowned Saturday. Taking home that title was Wendi Williams of Parkersburg. She is married to Michael Williams. She also was voted Mrs. Congeniality.
The Jr. Royalty pageant was also held the same evening.
Neveah Romine-Dalton, 3, won the Wee Miss title. She is the daughter of James and Kelly Dalton of Clendenin. First runner up went to Alia Hardt, and second runner up was Brianna Barger. Layla Jordan won Photogenic. The Wee Miss Country Star Princess was Alia Hardt.
The 2017 Tiny Miss Country Fall Festival Queen is Henley Taylor, 5, of Ashton. She is the daughter of Chris and Nicole Taylor. Shayln Lyons received the Photogenic Award and first runner up.
In the Little Miss division, Makayla Billings won Queen. She is the 6-year old daughter of Jared and Sarah Billings of Gallipolis Ferry. First runner up and Photogenic winner went to Serenity Putney, who also was crowned the Little Miss Country Star Princess. McKenna Nutter got second runner up and was crowned the Little Miss Country Star Queen.
Katie Cullen, 9, of Mason won the Young Miss title. She is the daughter of Sean Cullen and Kayla Blair. Photogenic in this division went to Brianna Miller, who also won Young Miss Country Star Princess. Kendra Davis was named second runner up and Young Miss Country Star Princess. And first runner up went to Abby Woodall.
The 2017 Junior Miss Country Fall Festival Queen is Emerson Mizer of New Philadelphia, Ohio. She is the 10-year old daughter of Tim and Kristin Mizer. She additionally won the Photogenic award. Miranda Whitt got second runner up and Kimberly Smith received second runner up. Kylie Price was crowned the Junior Miss Country Star Princess.
The new queens will reign over the Country Fall Festival on Oct. 7 and 8 at the farm museum.
Delyssa Edwards is the director of several local pageants.