MISS ESTILL FALL FESTIVAL PAGEANT HELD OCTOBER 29

First event of the new Fall Festival is a big success.

ESTILL, SC, October 29, 2017 – A bevy of beautiful young ladies from Estill and surrounding communities gathered to compete in the Miss Estill Fall Festival pageant held on October 29, 2017 in Estill’s historic Bull Durham building. Thanks to the efforts of a committed team of volunteers, and lead decorator Georgiana Nedelcu, the venue was transformed into a glamorous autumn wonderland for the event. Mrs. Christine Jennings Johnson of Beaufort directed the pageant and noted that the venue was "one of the most beautiful settings for a local pageant" that she had seen in recent memory.

Two crowns were offered in each age group: Miss Fall Festival for the highest score overall, and the new title, Miss Estill Hometown Sweetheart, for the highest scoring girl living within the town of Estill. This was done to ensure that, while the pageant made efforts to recruit girls from outside the town, Estill would have local queens to call upon to represent the town at other events.

All queens and runners up are invited to ride on the Miss Fall Festival Parade Float during the Estill Fall Festival Parade of Churches and Cultures, to be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, 2017. The parade will travel down 3rd St. to the Festival Center behind the Estill Fire Station. The winners of last Sunday’s Pageant were as follows:

Miss Estill Fall Festival – Miss Arianna Myers, of Port Wentworth, GA.

Teen Miss Hometown Sweetheart – Miss Sophie Docalavich

Pre-Teen Miss Estill Fall Festival – Miss Jadyn Muldrow, of Varnville, SC.

Pre-Teen Miss Estill Hometown Sweetheart – Miss Norah Lynn Kehrli

Petite Miss Estill Fall Festival – (Tied) Miss Jaiden Pollen of Ridgeland, and Miss Gabriella Gutierrez of Hardeeville

1st Runner up – Miss Destiny Priester of Varnville

Petite Miss Estill Hometown Sweetheart – Miss Madeleine Bruemmer

1st Runner up – Miss Joslynn Garvin Page | 2

Little Miss Estill Fall Festival – Miss Charitee Heyward of Garnett

Little Miss Estill Hometown Sweetheart – Miss Vivienne Bruemmer

Tiny Miss Estill Fall Festival – Miss Lilly Anna Cochran of Hampton

Tiny Miss Estill Hometown Sweetheart – Miss Makenna Beckett

Toddler Miss Estill Hometown Sweetheart – Miss Paisley Bolden

Infant Miss Hometown Sweetheart – Miss Amoni Gathers

All Queens have been asked to be on hand for the full slate of Fall Festival events, running November 8-11, 2017. The next event on the Fall Festival schedule is the art exhibition "The Unique Art of Floyd Gordon," scheduled for November 8 at 6pm inside the Bull Durham building. Timed to coincide with the popular "Taste of the Town" the art exhibit will showcase the brilliant work of Mr. Floyd Gordon of Orangeburg. Mr. Gordon is an inductee of the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, and the recipient of numerous national awards, including being named Penn Center's 2016 Featured Artist. He will also be judging the student art contest during this time. For more information, entry forms, or a complete schedule of Festival events, please visit www.EstillFallFestival.com.