Chirico and Stevens crowned Miss/Little Miss BrundidgePublished 11:00pm Monday, March 18, 2013
Kori Chirico, a senior at Pike Liberal Arts School, was crowned Miss Brundidge 2013 and Elly Stevens, a first grader at PLAS, captured the Little Miss Brundidge crown at the annual Miss and Little Miss Brundidge Pageant Saturday night at Pike County Elementary School. The pageant is sponsored annually by the Brundidge Business Association.
Chirico and Stevens will represent Brundidge at the National Peanut Festival Pageant in Dothan in October.
Winners in the other divisions of the Miss Brundidge and Little Miss Brundidge Pageant were Laila Hussey, Tiny Miss; Emily Grace Smith, Petite Miss; Kadee Linton, Future Miss; Korbin Adams, Junior Miss; and Emily Stevens, Pre-Teen Miss.
Kiera Jackson was named Miss Photogenic.
“This year’s pageant was one of the best that we’ve had in years,” said Jane Thrash, pageant director. “We had 19 contestants and they were all outstanding. They were judged on a closed interview, on-stage performance, poise, and written and verbal communication using the same scoring system that will be used at National Peanut. So the scoring was though. And all of the contestants are to be congratulated. They were all winners.”
Thrash said the annual pageant is a fundraiser for the Brundidge Business Association and is also held as a service to the community.
“The pageant winners will represent Brundidge well throughout the year,” Thrash said. “They will represent Brundidge at the city’s SpringFest, at ribbon cuttings, in parades and at other community activities and events.”
Miss Brundidge and Little Miss Brundidge will attend an upcoming BBA meeting and also be involved in National Peanut Festival Pageant events.
“They will be invited to teas and receptions as they prepare for the National Peanut competition,” Thrash said.
“They will be invited to participate in festivals in other communities and, along with our other pageant winners, they will be the hostesses at the Brundidge Independence Day Parade the last Saturday in June.”
Thrash said it will be a fun and exciting time for the pageant winners and also a very busy time as ambassadors for their hometown.