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Fountain City Pageant Crowns 2024 Queens

PHOTOS BY JENNA FRISBY / THE VILLAGE REPORTER
NEW QUEENS … Fountain City Pageant’s newest crowned Miss Bryan Queens. (Front) Little Miss Bryan Kimber Hillman, Junior Miss Bryan Keira Gomez-Cavill. (Back) Teen Miss Bryan Addison Witte, Miss Bryan Zoey Gillett, Ultimate Miss Bryan Kenlee Vansteenkiste. VIEW 221 PHOTOS OF THIS CONTEST FOR FREE AT WWW.THEVILLAGEREPORTER.COM

By: Jenna Frisby
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

Fountain City Pageant 2024 was held on Sunday, May 19th at 4:00 p.m. The pageant consisted of eleven contestants competing in their own divisions all with the hopes to be crowned Miss Bryan 2024.

The pageant began with all the contestants as well as last year’s queens walking out, smiling and waving to the crowd while being announced.

The judging panel, consisting of five past and present pageant queens from around the tri-state area, was then announced as well as all other present queens in the crowd.

The contestants in the pageant this year were: Miss Contestant #1 Allyson Davis of the 10th grade, Miss Contestant #2 Zoey Gillett of the 9th Grade, Teen Miss Contestant #1 Addison Witte of the 6th grade, Teen Miss Contestant #2 Kiara Marino of the 7th Grade, Junior Miss Contestant #1 Sally Elzey of the 3rd grade, Junior Miss Contestant #2 Keira Gomez-Cavill of the 3rd grade, Junior Miss Contestant #3 Kinlee Yoder of the 5th grade, Little Miss Contestant #1 Lorelei Hendricks of the 1st grade, Little Miss Contestant #2 Liberty Butler of the 2nd grade, Little Miss Contestant #3 Kimber Hillman of the 2nd grade, and Little Miss Contestant #4 Mabel Rice of CUBdergarten.

All the contestants appeared individually in their summer wear. While displaying their summer wear they greeted the crowd, spoke about their interests and hobbies, announced their sponsors, and thanked the crowd for joining for the evening.

Each contestants sponsors are as follows: Allyson Davis—Millers Markets, Zoey Gillett—Snow’s Fire Protection, Addison Witte—Silver & Vine, Kiara Marino—20/20 Custom Molded Plastics, Sally Elzey—Evergreen Healthcare, Keira Gomez-Cavill—Miller Motorsports, LLC, Kinlee Yoder—Yoder Mechanical & Custom Fabrication, Lorelei Hendricks—Spangler Candy Company, Liberty Butler—K and G Trucking LLC, Kimber Hillman Double H Southern BBQ, Hillman Chiropractic, and Mabel Rice—Fraternal Order of Eagles #2233 Bryan.

Teen and Miss Contestants then presented a speech on their community concentrations while in business attire. While Little and Junior Contestants answered an onstage question they drew from a bucket.

The pageant then held a 15minute break for judges to deliberate and contestants to prepare for the next portion of the evening.

Miss Contestants then competed in the talent portion of the evening. Miss Contestant #1 Allyson Davis performed an instrumental piece on her violin.

Miss Contestant #2 Zoey Gillett performed a speed painting which was said to be of her favorite country artist. The painting was then revealed as Dolly Parton.

The final competition of the evening which all contestants participated in was evening wear. All contestants appeared for a final walk before the judges and crowd, each waving like a queen, while the announcer once again presented who they were and a short bio about them.

The Fountain City Pageant Executive Directors, Chasity Yoder, Marci Six, and Jamie Vansteenkiste, then presented a slideshow video of the 2023 Queens.

The slideshow video showed the queens throughout the past year at all the events they attended, the volunteer hours they did, and the time they spent together.

The pageant then held the crowning of Ultimate Miss Bryan 2024. This crowning went to the 2023 Miss Bryan Queen with the most community service hours. The crown and title of Ultimate Miss Bryan 2024 went to Kenlee Vansteenkiste.

The pageant then held a special crowning of Grand Ultimate Miss Bryan which went to Halle Six. This was a special title and honor for Halle Six as she was recognized for having held the crown in all four pageant age groups, Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss, and Miss.

She is only the second queen to have ever done this in the Fountain City Pageant. Halle recollected that it has been a wonderful 10 years that she has spent in the Fountain City Pageant and as her time comes to an end for now, she will never forget the wonderful times she’s had, memories she’s made, or lasting relationships she has formed through this amazing program.

Final walks were made by each of the 2023 pageant queens before the awards portion and 2024 queens were announced for each division.

Each contestant received a participation medal in recognition of their hard work in competing and putting on such a wonderful and successful pageant.

For the Little Miss competition, Kimber Hillman was awarded the Best Interview Award and Most Photogenic. Little Miss Congeniality went to Lorelei Hendricks. The runner-up was then announced as Lorelei Hendricks. The crown for Little Miss 2024 was won by Kimber Hillman.

Junior Miss competition presented the Best Interview Award to Keira Gomez-Cavill, she was also awarded Most Photogenic.

Kinlee Yoder was then presented with Junior Miss Congeniality before being announced as runner-up for the crown. The title and crown for Junior Miss Bryan 2024 was won by Keira Gomez-Cavill.

For the Teen Miss competition, Addison Witte was awarded both the Best Interview Award as well as Most Photogenic.

Kiara Marino took the award of Miss Congeniality. Kiara Marino was then announced as runner-up. Addison Witte was then crowned as Teen Miss Bryan 2024.

The Miss portion of the competition then presented Zoey Gillett with the awards for Best Interview, Most Photogenic, and Miss Congeniality.

Allyson Davis was presented with the Best Talent award before being announced as runner-up. Zoey Gillett was then crowned as Miss Bryan 2024.

Before the pageant wrapped up for the evening the pageant directors handed out a few more special awards. Their Director’s Award went to Liberty Butler.

This award was given because of her constant positive attitude and smiling face throughout the week leading up to the competition.

The Top Seller Award went to Allyson Davis. This award was earned through her hard work in selling the most 50/50 tickets for the pageant’s event.

Lastly, they handed out the People’s Choice Award to Kimber Hillman. This was the award where everyone had the opportunity to vote for their favorite contestant.

Each of the 2024 crowned queens will get the opportunity to represent Bryan in the Pride of Williams County Pageant in the winter of 2025.


GRAND MISS BRYAN … Halle Six was crowned Grand Ultimate Miss Bryan at Fountain City Pageant 2024 on Sunday, May 19, 2024 at The Quality Inn and Suburban Studios in Holiday City. She received this special crown and title for her accomplishment in holding the crown in each of the four age divisions (Little Miss, Junior Miss, Teen Miss, and Miss) over the past 10 years.





 

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