FAIRMONT — Eighteen young girls and women will compete on Sunday to wear crowns in next weekend’s Fairmont Farmers Festival parade.
The festival’s annual Scholarship Pageant, which had been scheduled for today, has been moved to Sunday because of the threat of Hurricane Matthew. It will be held at at 4 p.m. at Rosenwald Elementary School, with competitions in the Wee, Mini, Little, Tiny, Junior, Teen and Miss divisions.
Admission for the pageant is $8 for ages 13 and up, $5 for ages 3 to 12 and free for ages 2 and under. The pageant program book is $5.
Contestants in the Wee Miss pageant are: Tannana Riot Lyn’Kaanise Joy, the daughter of Renise Joy; SunnyDae Caely Locklear, the daughter of Chad and April Locklear; Kaylin Cierra Hunt, the daughter of Curt and Kay Hunt; and Eideen Wren Johnson, the daughter of Jason and Whitney Johnson.
In the Mini Miss contest, contestants are: Harmony Nicole Singletary, the daughter of Santanna and Chris Singletary; Jaylyn Wynn Johnson, the daughter of Jason and Whitney Johnson; and Hilianna Marie Sosa, the daughter of of Gerardo Sosa and Candice Locklear.
In the Little Miss division, Madison Hope Locklear, the daughter of Tashia Gibson and Shawn Locklear is the only contestant.
In the Tiny Miss competition, contestants are Lizzie Kaye Sealy, the daughter of of Craig Sealy and Bliss Britt; Aliyana-L’Aihla Sikya Hall, the daughter of Renise Joy; Kaitlyn BreAnn Page, the daughter of Jennifer Phillips and Brian Page; Abigail Brook Bailey, the daughter of Ashley Bailey; and Jalyn Sky Hunt-Williamson, the daughter of Skyler Williamson and Whitney Hunt
Makaylie Cierra Jacobs, the daughter of Brian and Donna Jacobs, is the only contestant in Junior Miss.
Rachel Faye Sealy, the daughter of Robert and Laura Sealy, is the only contestant in Teen Miss.
In the Miss division, the contestants are Taylor Jordan Britt, the daughter of Lance and Stephanie Britt; Rikeba Nicole Floyd, the daughter of Ricky and Teresa Floyd; and Caitlin Denise Nance, the daughter of Randy and Amy Nance.
The annual Farmers Festival will be held on Oct. 15 in downtown Fairmont and includes a parade that will feature the queens. Michael Baker, longtime coach at Fairmont High, is the grand marshal. Other guests will be several Shriner groups, and Miss North Carolina McKenzie Faggart.
Following the parade, food vendors will be on hand with lunch and there will be arts and crafts, and bounce houses, all located in the Fairmont Community Park. There will be a cornhole-horseshoe tournament, carriage rides, a strength demonstration by the Xtreme Strength Team, and music by the Coco Loco Party Band.
The festival will conclude with a performance by the Classic Soul Band featuring Terri Gore from 8 to 11 p.m. at the Fairmont Golf Course. Admission is free.