Stout Crowned Miss Clothes­pin

CROWNS & SASHES HANDED OUT TO WIN­NERS

Washington County Enterprise-Leader - - FRONT PAGE - By Lynn Kutter EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER PHO­TOS BY TRACIE ASH­LEY SPE­CIAL TO EN­TER­PRISE-LEADER

Gracee Stout, a stu­dent at Lin­coln High School, was crowned queen in the 2018 Miss Clothes­pin Pageant.

This year’s pageant had 75 con­tes­tants, rang­ing in age from ba­bies to teenagers. To ac­com­mo­date many younger girls, pageant spon­sor, Prairie Grove Ju­nior Civic League, cre­ated a new Tod­dler Miss cat­e­gory.

The pageant, held Aug. 19 at Prairie Grove High School, had an ad­di­tional ex­cite­ment fac­tor. The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice is­sued a tor­nado warn­ing for the area dur­ing the pageant so the event was stopped for a while and ev­ery­one moved to the school’s hall­way for safety for about 30-45 min­utes.

Natalie Bartholomew of Prairie Grove served as em­cee and spon­sors were The Back Porch, Flow­ers-N-Friends and Cres­cents.

The Miss Clothes­pin Pageant is one of sev­eral projects spon­sored by Prairie Grove Ju­nior Civic League to raise money to meet the needs of those in the com­mu­nity. The League, or­ga­nized in March 1965 and fed­er­ated June 1965, is a part of the Na­tional Fed­er­a­tion of Women’s clubs.

“We work with our lo­cal schools to pro­vide back to school items, meals, clothes, coats and shoes for lo­cal stu­dents and their fam­i­lies. We make and sell the Clothesline Fair Books, or­ga­nize and host the Miss Clothes­pin Pageant, and we sell food at var­i­ous times dur­ing the year,” said Beth Coyle, pres­i­dent.

The women also give bless­ing bags to lo­cal home bound se­nior cit­i­zens and send out care cards to those who need them.

The group meets at 6:30 p.m., the sec­ond Mon­day of ev­ery month at the Prairie Grove Cham­ber build­ing. Any­one is wel­come to join.

Gracee Stout Miss Clothes­pin Queen

Toni Par­rish Teen Miss

Lilly Hal­lauer Ju­nior Miss

Lon­don Har­ris Young Miss

Syd­nie Carl­ton Peo­ple’s Choice

Blake Ivy Bar­gas Baby Miss

Zanlya Sim­mons Teeny Miss

Brinn Wat­son Tiny Miss

Ade­lynn Cur­tis Lit­tle Miss

Sheri­dan Paige Sills Tod­dler Miss

Prairie Grove Ju­nior Civic League spon­sors the an­nual Miss Clothes­pin Pageant as part of the Clothesline Fair. Queen Gracee Stout stands with some of the other win­ners fol­low­ing the pageant.

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