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Sadie Shaw and Harleigh Russell crowned as 2017 queens

By Kelly Bledsoe
kellybledsoe@triad.rr.com

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 Store.


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 Country Store.


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.


In addition 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.


Special 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 lfurr@triadbiz.rr.com.