Sadie Shaw and Harleigh Russell crowned as 2017 queens
By Kelly Bledsoe
A junior at South
Davidson High School, Miss Denton 2017 Sadie Shaw is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Parrish of Denton. Hitch Crafters
served as her sponsor. In addition to her crown and trophy from Denton Lions Club, Miss Denton 2016 received a special $250
Scholarship Award from The Denton Orator. Other gifts for Miss Denton 2017 included Flowers from Paul Mitchell, Attorney at
Law, a Crown Box from Miss Denton 2016 Lexie Smith, a Jewelry Set from Little Miss Denton 2016 Whitney Smith, a Gift from
Callan Loflin 2013 Miss Denton, a gift from Karsyn Layne Dogwood Festival Little Miss, $25 Service Gift Certificate from Denton
Hair Designers, Crown Bangle Bracelet from Amy Thompson Trinkets & Treasures, Gift from Emma Holt Little Miss Denton 2011
and Jessica Holt Little Miss Denton 2009, State Inspection or Service Done Right Auto & Tire, The Denton Orator 1 year
subscription, a Luxury Bath Collection from Ditto, Custom 12” Printed Canvas from Sticky Fingers Vinyl, Collectible
Angel from Flowers by Patty, $10 Gift Certificate from Village Restaurant, Rain-X Complete Laser Wash from Carolina Clean
LaserWash, Ice Cream Cone from The Old Country Store, and a $25 Gift Certificate from Boutique Bargains. Also, because Sadie
was named the winner of the Interview Award she received $50 from MKM Video Productions.
First Runner-Up Jessica Holt is a sophomore at South Davidson High School. The daughter
of Jesse Holt and Tonia Moore, she was sponsored by Everhart Arbor Scapes. Gifts for the First Runner-Up to Miss Denton included
a trophy from Denton Lions Club, flowers from Paul Mitchell, Attorney at Law, a six-month subscription to The Denton Orator,
Luxury Bath Collection from Ditto, Custom Etched Mirror from Sticky Fingers Vinyl, and an Ice Cream Cone from The Old Country
In all, 5 contestants competed for the title
of Miss Denton 2017. In addition to Sadie Shaw and Jessica Holt other contestants included Kaitlin Crook sponsored by Sticky
Fingers Vinyl & Ditto, Tanner Drew sponsored by Snider Building & Design Robert Snider, and Brittany Duty sponsored
by Byerly’s Automotive.
A second grader at Denton
Elementary School, Little Miss Denton 2017 Harleigh Russell, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Dorsett. Her sponsor for
the evening was Denton FarmPark. In addition to her crown and trophy from Denton Lions Club, other gifts for Little Miss Denton
2017 included flowers from Paul Mitchell Attorney at Law, A Crown Box from Whitney Smith Little Miss Denton 2016, Jewelry
Set from Lexie Smith, Miss Denton 2016, Gift from Emma Holt, Little Miss Denton 2011 and Jessica Holt, Little Miss Denton
2009, a gift from Callan Loflin, Little Miss Denton 2004, a gift from Karsyn Layne, Dogwood Festival Little Miss, a $25 Gift
Certificate from Boutique Bargains, $25 Service Gift Certificate from Denton Hair Designers, Sterling Crown Necklace from
Amy Thompson, Trinket & Treasures, State Inspection or Oil change from Done Right Auto & Tire, 1 Year Subscription
to the Denton Orator, Collectible Angle from Flowers by Patty, ¼ BBQ Chicken Meal from Troutman’s BBQ, $10 Gift
Certificate from Village Restaurant, Rain-X complete Laser Wash from Carolina Clean LaserWash, Ice Cream cones for 2 from
the Old Country Store.
First Runner-Up Haidyn Crisco
is the daughter of David Crisco and Melissa Belmonte. She was sponsored by Briles Oil & Gas. Gifts for the First Runner-Up
to Little Miss Denton included a trophy and Flowers from Denton Lions Club, Flowers from Paul Mitchell Attorney at Law, a
six-month subscription to The Denton Orator, $10 gift certificate to Village Restaurant, and an Ice Cream Cone from The Old
A total of 5 contestants competed
for the title of Little Miss Denton 2017. In addition to Harleigh Russell and Haidyn Crisco, other contestants included Daelyn
Bean sponsored by Wilson Carter Supply, Lillian Hickey sponsored by BEEM: Because Early Education Matters, and Ashley Marshall
sponsored by Brenda’s Beauty Salon.
to special gifts for the queens and their runners- up, all contestants received a goody bag with gifts from local merchants
and a special gift from MKM Video. Denton Lions Club presents the Miss Denton and Little Miss Denton Pageants annually.
This year’s emcee was Bob Hensley of Bakersville and this
year’s participating club members and volunteers included Pageant Director – Liddy Bray; Denton Lion’s Club
President- Cheree Loflin, Producer-Theresa Matthews; and Sound Engineer - Jimmy Carroll. Also assisting in the production
were Clifton Baker - curtain; Ronnie Harrison - spotlight; Edith Marie Myers and Hosea Gallimore hall guards; Dianna Wald-
video; Tonia Benton, Julie Layne, Allison Markham, Kandi Bremer, Brenda Everhart, Faith Martin, Taylor Beal-backstage assistants;
Kirby Matthews, Ronnie Harrison, Randall King, Esko Nopanen, Kurt Beyeler, and Zac Bray - set-up & breakdown crews; and
Dianna Wald, Lynda Kearns, Carson Crowe - front gate.
thanks goes to Denton Elementary School; DES Student Council, KCDC for use of the studio for rehearsals; Jessica Phillips
for cover portraits; Memorable Moments by Phillips, Kirby and Theresa Matthews, and Dianna Wald for practice interview sessions
for Miss Denton contestants; Our Queens’ Families for Judges Lunch; Dianna Wald and Liddy Bray for Judges dinner; Judges
– Andrea Gentry of Spruce Pine, Jim Dowell of Greensboro, Erica Nifong of Charlotte and especially to everyone who supports
the Miss Denton/Little Miss Denton pageant with attendance, gifts and ads; to all the Miss Denton and Little Miss Denton contestants
over the years; and to all the queens for their service. Proceeds from the Miss Denton and Little Miss Denton Pageants go
to Denton Lions Club’s work with the visually impaired and other community projects.
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1st Annual Denton’s Got Talent Community Talent Show is Sunday
Larry Furr presents Southern
Theater & Event Center
The 1st Annual Denton’s
Got Talent Community Talent Show will premier Sunday, March 26, at Larry Furr presents Southern Theater & Event Center
located at 18639 Hwy 109 South Denton, NC starting at 4:00 pm. The event will be an exciting evening loaded with talent including
local stars as well as named talent.
While there will be no official
winner, the show will provide an enjoyable showcase for the talents of local artists and a treat for the community audience,
and All Money raised will be given to the Town of Denton Parks and Recreation to help support the many programs and events
they sponsor such as the free basketball camp, movies in the park, The Denton Pyrate Invasion, Easter Egg-stravaganza, and
Street Treat to name just a few.
Furr, known for organizing first-rate
benefit fundraisers as well as advocating local talent in Southern Davidson County and surrounding areas has agreed to host
the event on behalf of the Town of Denton Parks & Recreation. On March 26 his event center will be home to the first ever
Denton’s Got Talent, a non-competitive talent show featuring auditioned artists with unique talents.
Everyone is invited to attend. For more information call 336-859-4332, or email email@example.com.