POINT PLEASANT — The West Virginia State Farm Museum has gained nine new titleholders to reign over its Country Festival event that will take place Oct. 3 – 4.
The Country Fall Festival pageant held last weekend hosted 40 contestants and many were named royalty including Breanna Ball of Letart who was crowned the 2015 Miss Country Fall Festival Queen.
Ball is the 18-year old daughter of Tracy and Michelle Ball. She is a freshman at Marshall University. She was also voted as Miss Congeniality.
Runners-up in the Miss division were Addison Fisher of Greenup, Ky., first runner-up; and Rebekah Sargent of Point Pleasant, second runner-up. Winning Miss Photogenic was Kelsey Flanders of Williamstown.
Capturing the Teen Miss Country Fall Festival Queen title was Siera Toles, the 16-year old daughter of Mark and Brandi Toles of Point Pleasant.
She was followed by Maggie Long of Point Pleasant, who was named first runner-up and Teen Miss Congeniality. Second runner-up and Teen Miss Photogenic went to Kelly Irvine of Poca.
Brittany Sayre of Point Pleasant took home the Ms. Country Fall Festival Queen title. First runner-up in this division went to Hanna Jackson of Athens, W.Va. She also captured the Ms. Congeniality award. Sarah Ramsey took home second runner-up and Ms. Photogenic.
In the Mrs. division, Nicole Sheridan was crowned. She is from Williamstown. First runner-up went to Lindsey Wedge of Gallipolis Ferry who also won Mrs. Photogenic and Mrs. Congeniality. Mrs. second runner-up went to Katlin Lewis of Gallipolis Ferry.
Earlier in the day, children’s royalty were chosen and included Clairy Keefer, Junior Miss Queen; Corbin Casto, Young Miss Queen; Aurora Cobb, Little Miss Queen; Makenna Nutter, Tiny Miss Queen; and Shalyn Lyons, Wee Miss Queen.
Keefer is the daughter of Jesse and Valissa Keefer of Leon. She is 12 years old. First runner-up went to Natalie Donohew of Evans. Second runner-up was Emma Sayre of Point Pleasant. And Junior Miss Photogenic was Bailey Moyers of Ashland, Ky.
Casto is the nine-year old daughter of Jonathon and Cassie Casto of Given. She also won the Photogenic Award in the Young Miss division. First runner-up went to Rylyn Bielinski of Scott Depot. And Ariel Williams of Gallipolis, Ohio was named second-runner up.
Cobb is the seven-year old daughter of Nicole Sheridan of Williamstown. First runner-up and Photogenic winner went to Kilah Roush of New Haven.
Nutter is the daughter of Brian and Gretchen Nutter. She is four years old of New Haven. Runners-up in this division were Amelia Staats of Hartford, first; and Emma Clinton of Point Pleasant, second. Clinton also won the Photogenic Award.
Lyons is the three-year old daughter of Joshua and Jackie Lyons of Point Pleasant. First runner-up in the Wee Miss division went to Natalie Akers of Point Pleasant. Second runner-up was Henley Taylor of Ashton. Tasha Wilson of Glenwood won Wee Miss Photogenic
Little Miss Country Star and Princess were also announced at the pageant. These winners were chosen by the audience as Crowd Favorites. The Queen title went to Kilah Roush, the six-year old daughter of Timothy Roush and Brittany VanMeter of New Haven. Princesses were Shalyn Lyons, Amelia Staats, Shaelynn Johnson, and Bailey Moyers.
Henley Taylor captured the Little Miss Country Hope Queen title. Taylor is the three-year old daughter of Chris and Nicole Taylor of Ashton. Taylor won this title by bringing in the most canned food donations for Crosslight of Hope. She herself brought in 600 items. Princesses for this were Natalie Akers, Amelia Staats, Kilah Roush, Ariel Williams, and Mattie Whited.
A total of 2,185 items were donated by all of the pageant contestants. Those in the older girls division were awarded with Community Service Awards for participating in, and bringing the most items for the food collection. They were Tori Robinson, Ally Harper, Dayja’ Leach and Kelly Irvine.
The Director’s Choice Awards were given to Olivia Brooks and Nikki Moyers.
Pageant sponsors for the event were City National Bank, Subway, Valley Printing, Mason County Area Chamber of Commerce, and the West Virginia State Farm Museum.