Pageant winners named; Halloween celebrations set

Published 12:14 pm Thursday, October 22, 2015

The fall of the year brings the Miss Five County Fair Beauty Pageant.  The rain and chill of the weather did not dampen the spirits of all of the lovely contestants as well as the audience.

Fair pageant director Carolyn Dolan is happy to announce the winners for 2015. Miss Five County Fair is Ashley Fisher; first runner up, Sarah Allman; second runner up, Madeline Buczek; and Miss Photogenic, Olivia Rumsey.

The Teen Miss is Quiana Wylie; first runner up, Amber Williamson; second runner up Sierra Flood; and People’s Choice, Haley Murdock.

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Miss Pre-teen is Mollie Ann Mayhew; first runner up, Serra Motley; and Miss Photogenic, Mollie Ann Mayhew.

Junior Miss is Courtney Amos with Rayah Edelson as the People’s Choice.

Miss Petite is Makayla Seamster; first runner up, Payden Murdock; second runner up, Abigal Murdock; Peoples Choice, Emma Grace Tucker; and Miss Photogenic, Tori Rose Motley.

Little Miss Five County Fair is Mary Reagan Phaup; first runner up, Kenley Jackson; second runner up, Kasandra Buceek; Peoples Choice, McKenzie Grace Balack; and Miss Photogenic, Mary Reagan Phaup.

This year’s judges were Mandi Ayers, Rebecca Sturm-Clauser, Gabrielle Clauser, John Caldwell and Jennifer Wright Carson.  Linda Campbell kept the tabulations.



The Glenn Memorial Baptist Church Senior Adult Ministry will hold a senior meal this Friday at 6 p.m. Bring a covered dish and friend to enjoy good food and musical inspiration with Queta Watson.

The Kitchen Light Ministry through Glenn Memorial Baptist Church will offer a free Community Dinner Thursday at the church from 5:30-7 p.m. The menu is soups and breads. Clothing and household items are available for free, including some coats and blankets.    

Trunk-or-Treat will be held at Glenn Memorial Baptist Church on Halloween, 5:30-7 p.m. with games, snacks, candy and costume contests.

Darlington Heights VFD is doing Halloween a little different this year. A member of that community offered their creepy haunted woods, 2015 County Line Road, Cullen, on Oct. 31 (go straight by the fire house until you see the signs), from 7-10 p.m. Cost is $5 (kids 6 and under-free). Wear tennis shoes and costumes/masks that do not hinder ability to see or walk in the dark. For information, call (434) 509-1101. All are invited or a frightfully good time.

Farm Use String Band will hold a Harvest Dance at the Pamplin Depot on Halloween, 6-8:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 and music at 6:30 p.m. The meal includes fall favorites with drink and dessert for $5 (music and fun are free). There will be no November dance.

Prospect UMC is hosting Cowboy Church on Oct. 31 with trail ride at 2 p.m. and chuck wagon meal at 6 p.m. Cowboy Church by Pastor Schaefer is at 7 p.m. For information call (434) 203-0232. A horse is not needed for chuck wagon and Cowboy Church. All are invited.

On Oct. 7, Paul and Ann Greene dined at Merk’s with his daughter Margie G. French from Highland Springs and granddaughters Stephanie Crenshaw, Kim Crenshaw and Casey Crenshaw and great-granddaughter Alyssa from Farmville. Later in the day they visited at the Greene home in Prospect.

On Oct. 11, the Campbell family met at a pizza restaurant in Appomattox. Those present were Paul and Ann Greene from Prospect, Kevin and Erica Foster from Pamplin, Linda Campbell from Prospect, and Marie C. and Joe Molnar from Mechanicsville. All wished Ann happy birthday.

On Oct. 12, Paul Greene took his wife Ann C. Greene to Merk’s for dinner and cake for her birthday.

As an anniversary celebration Julian and Edwina Covington enjoyed visiting orchards in Nelson County and lunch in Lynchburg on Oct. 15.

Please keep the following people in your thoughts and prayers: Nancy Dickerson, Martha Whitehead, Kenneth Brisentine, Dorothy Womack, Betty Jean Bolt and Gary Fiscus.

Sympathy is extended to the family and friends of Robert Newton Brisentine Jr.

“The Indian Summer, the dead Summer’s soul.” – Mary Clemmer

If you have any news, call Edwina Covington (574-6576).

EDWINA COVINGTON is a retired teacher and columnist for Elam. Her email is