The Ripley-Lieutenant Byrd Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution held the first Miss/Mr Ripley-Lt. Byrd Pageant on June 27.
Ages of contestants ran from 17 months to 9 years. All were dressed in patriotic attire. The older contestants recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang a song, saluted or did a flip.
Winner of the Mini-Ms. Ripley-Lt. Byrd, the 1 to 3 year group, was La’Vaya Stevens, a daughter of Travis Stevens and Kelly Hines. Second place in the same age group was Jacelyn Chamblin (Rosie the Riveter), a daughter of Laurel Chamblin.
Winners in the Little Miss Ripley-Lt. Byrd, the 4 to 6 year group) were first place Allie Grace Depenbrock, of Georgetown, a daughter of Kristin and Justin Depenbrock; and Grace Adams of Ripley was second.
In the 7 to 9 year age group, Jr. Miss Ripley-Lt. Byrd, the winners were first, Autumn Snider, a daughter of Teresa Snider, and second place, Clara Brannock, of Russellville, a daughter of Amanda Brannock.
After the winners were crowned and given their ribbons and trophies, all the participants enjoyed cookies.
The Ripley DAR appreciates all the participants their parents and the Ripley American Legion for the use of the hall, stated a spokesperson.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history and support better education for our nation’s children.
Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations.
To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org.