The Miss, Ms. and Mrs. City of Logan WV Freedom Festival pageant was held in the beautiful Coalfield Jamboree Friday night, June 29. The pageant is the kick off for four days of celebration at the WV Freedom Festival to be held in Downtown Logan starting Wednesday, July 4. The celebration will end Saturday 7.
The four days are action packed and the royalty to reign over the four day festival is as follows:
Miss WV Freedom Festival Baby Miss, Josonna Thomas; 1st Runner Up, Nevaeh Vance; Prettiest Eyes, Nevaeh Vance; Prettiest Smile, Navaeh Vance; Prettiest Personality, Josonna Thomas; Most Photogenic, Naveah Vance and Prettiest Hair, Jasonna Thomas.
Miss WV Freedom Festival Toddler Miss, Kylee Horn; 1st Runner Up, Maggie White; 2nd Runner Up, Kimberlee Vance; Beauty, Mackenzie Roberts; Beauty, Jayden Shepherd; Prettiest Eyes, Mackenzie Roberts; Prettiest Personality, Kimberlee Vance; Most Photogenic, Maggie White and Prettiest Hair, Maggie White.
Miss WV Freedom Festival Tiny Miss, Katie Fleming; 1st Runner Up, Hali Nelms; 2nd Runner Up, Sarah Carrier; Beauty, Maleah Vincell; Beauty, Ailee Blevins; Beauty, Josephia Scott; Prettiest Eyes, Ailee Blevins; Prettiest Personality, Katie Fleming; Most Photogenic, Hali Nelms, and Prettiest Hair, Maleah Vincell.
Miss WV Freedom Festival Cutie Miss, Elizabeth Browning; 1st Runner Up, Taylor Browning; 2nd Runner Up, Grace Kimler; Beauty, Brittney Welch; Prettiest Eyes, Taylor Browning; Prettiest Personality, Elizabeth Browning; Most Photogenic, Elizabeth Browning and Prettiest Hair, Grace Kimler
Miss WV Freedom Festival Little Miss, Hannah Thompson; 1st Runner Up, Brianna Welch; 2nd Runner Up, Victoria Nelson; Prettiest Eyes, Brianna Welch; Prettiest Personality, Hannah Thompson; Most Photogenic, Hannah Thompson and Prettiest Hair, Brianna Welch.
Miss WV Freedom Festival Junior Miss, Krisa Lamb; 1st Runner Up, Jamie Conley; Prettiest Eyes, Jamie Conley; Prettiest Personality, Krisa Lamb; Most Photogenic, Jamie Conley; Prettiest Hair, Jamie Conley; Teen Miss WV Freedom Festival, Autumn Adkins; 1st Runner Up, Torie Conley; Prettiest Eyes, Autumn Adkins; Prettiest Personality, Torie Conley; Most Photogenic, Autumn Adkins and Prettiest Hair, Torie Conley.
WV Freedom Festival Princess, Taylor Miller; 1st Runner Up, Brianna Maynard; 2nd Runner Up, Mandy Cantrell; Prettiest Eyes, Taylor Miller; Prettiest Personality, Mandy Cantrell; Most Photogenic, Mandy Cantrell, and Prettiest Hair, Taylor Miller.
Mrs. WV Freedom Festival Queen, Kiley Lanham; 1st Runner Up, Laurel Browning; 2nd Runner Up, Marissa Vincel; Beauty, Navonna Browning; Prettiest Eyes, Navonna Browning; Prettiest Personality, Laurel Browning; Most Photogenic, Marissa Vince and Prettiest Hair, Marissa Vincel.
Ms. WV Freedom Festival Queen, Rebecca Burns; 1st Runner Up, Kim Kimler; Prettiest Eyes, Kim Kimler; Prettiest Personality, Rebecca Burns; Most Photogenic, Rebecca Burns and Prettiest Hair, Rebecca Burns.
The new Miss WV Freedom Festival, who will reign over the four days of events in Downtown Logan, is Jennifer Ballard. Jennifer will also be eligible to contend at the Miss WV Fairs and Festival state pageant in January at the Charleston Civic Center.
Other specialty awards given at the pageant include: Freedom Fundraisers - Ailee Blevins, Grace Kimler, Elizabeth Browning, Krisa Lamb, Taylor Miller and Josephia Scott. Those contestants were awarded by the festival with a Miss USA Princess Replica Crown; Biggest Fan Club Queen - Josephina Scott; Miss Lady Liberty Queen - Taylor Miller; First Registered Queen - Grace Kimler, and Miss Congeniality - Grace Kimler.
The pageant also included Magician Dewayne Hill for intermission entertainment, as well as local singer, Ashley Johnson. The pageant was opened by local entertainer Dee Dee Dillion. Volunteers helping the pageant included: Stephanie Avis, Olivia Tomblin, Renae Amburgey, Kathy Miller, Shane Hall, David Gore, Tammy Killen, Ursula Brown, Ronika Brown, and Jenetta Johnson. Tim Secrist hosted the pageant for the third year, and Amber Gore directed the pageant. Jerry Green was the sound technician, and Alford Crum was backstage and venue manager.
The Coalfield Jamboree concession stand was fully staffed with volunteers and served the favorites. Miss Sha Hall was the hostess for the evening. The queens and winners will be present at various times during the four day festival, and will be in Saturday's parade at 4 p.m. The Grand Marshal, The Hatfield & McCoy Trail, was honored prior to the pageant with sashes and a scepter. Jeff Lusk, John Fekete and Shannon Orso will ride in the parade on July 7th, leading all ATVs that enter the parade.
For more information on this week's WV Freedom Festival, visit www.wvfreedomfestival.com, or call Amber Gore at 752-4044 or 752-3052 or Serafino Nolletti at 752-3036 or 687-2172.