2017-03-16 / Front Page

Winners crowned at Miss Wilkes County pageant

2017 Miss Wilkes County pageant winners are (top photo, l-r) Petite Miss Caitlyn Perkins, Miss Wilkes County Raina Dodson, Teen Miss Armani Cullars, Deb Miss Cali Chavez, (at right) Little Mister Cohen Smith, Little Miss Maci Gresham, Toddler Miss Sarah Quinn Hardy, and Tiny Miss Aubrey Jackson.

“Thank you to all the volunteers who helped make the pageant happen and successful,” director Ashley Barnett said. “It was a great night!” She specifically mentioned Connie Turner, John Singleton, Rita Bell, Ruthie and Todd Clements, Alvin Jones and the Parks and Recreation staff for all their hard work with the stage, Carol Jackson, Tammy Bryngelson, Margie Burke, Bertrina Ivey and The Pope Center staff, Sparky Newsome and The News-Reporter, Washington Jockey Club for providing the judges’ dinner, Mercer Harris and India Harris, Tena’s Fine Diamonds and Jewelry for donating the crowns, McDonald’s for donating gift cards to the winners, W-WPS, W-WES, W-WMS, and W-WCHS, and the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

This year’s pageant was dedicated to and in memory of Pete Gartrell who always worked tirelessly decorating the stage for the pageant.

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