Over $18,000 was raised this year by contestants of the 39th Little Miss Princess, 44th Miss CAG and 6th Junior Miss pageants sponsored by the Wilkes Community Action Committee.
The pageants are the largest annual fundraising activity of the committee, which is a support arm of the Blue Ridge Opportunity Commission Inc. A total of $18,219.20 was raised by the contestants and through advertising donations.
The winner were announced Sept. 4 during a virtual ceremony on Zoom.
BROC Executive Director Dare Stromer thanked the contestants, their families, friends and businesses for their support. She recognized the local media, volunteers, committee members and staff for making the event happen.
“Everyone puts in many long hours and have done an awesome job in raising funds to help those less fortunate during a very difficult time in raising funds,” she said. “Without each one of you, we could not do what we do for the people of Wilkes.”
Stromer thanked Ann and Alison Crisp for selling ads, assisting contestants, setting up the event and serving as masters of ceremonies.
Little Miss Princess
Carly Wilcox raised $620 to claim the title of Little Miss Princess 2020. She is the daughter of Cameron and Tonya Wilcox of Boomer and was sponsored by family and friends. She received a crown, trophy and gifts from local businesses.
The Little Miss Princess contestants raised $6,594.75. The runners-up were:
• Alexander Ramirez, daughter of Gina Ramierez and Jeremy Gronda of Purlear, was 1st runner-up, raising $541. She was sponsored by family and friends.
• Anna Kilby, daughter of April and Jared Kilby, was 2nd runner-up, raising $492.
• Avery Kilby, daughter of Cassandra of Boomer, was 3rd runner-up, raising $443.
• Alora Reeder, daughter of Keri Chancy of Ronda, raised $408.
• Lydia Combs, daughter of Daniel and Misty Combs of Boomer, raised $400.
• Kimora Revels, daughter of Kayla Revels and William McClarrin of Ronda, raised $382.
• Zion Rowe, daughter of Marsha Roig and Keon Rowe of Boomer, raised $321.
• Rory Hood, daughter of Tammy Threatt and the late Tony Threatt of Boomer, raised $306.
• Dakota Raine Shepherd, daughter of Chris and Angel Collins of North Wilkesboro, raised $293.
• Cora Elise Johnson, daughter of Kevin Johnson of North Wilkesboro, raised $284.
• Savannah Collins, daughter of Ashley Adams and Joshua Collins of North Wilkesboro, raised $280.
• Neveyah Shumate, daughter of Adam and Nichole Shumate of North Wilkesboro, raised $278.
• Aubrey Nelson, daughter of Shania Baxter and Iamarius Gladden of Moravian Falls, raised $275.
• Paola Cristabol, daughter of Paola Zamon of North Wilkesboro, raised $258.
• Naomi Rivers, daughter of Paola Zamon of North Wilkesboro, raised $240.
• Celeste Crus, daughter of Julia Avila and Wilmer Cruz North Wilkesboro, raised $225.
• Summer Farmer, daughter of Robbie and Shannon Farmer of Ashe County, raised $203.
• Charley Brock, daughter of Kenny and Summer Brock of Wilkesboro, raised $125.
• Emery Brock, daughter of Kenny and Summer Brock of Wilkesboro, raised $120.
• Kitanna Perry, daughter of Stephen and Scherrie Focht of North Wilkesboro, raised $100.
Emily Barbour, daughter of Heather Walker of Wilkesboro, won the title of Junior Miss after raising $800. She received a crown, trophy and gifts.
The Junior Miss contestants raised $1,684. The other contestants were:
• Lakyn Combs, daughter of Daniel and Missy Combs of Boomer, raised $372.
• Lilyanne Combs, daughter of Daniel and Missy Combs of Boomer, raised $362.
• Kyra C. Hood, daughter of Tammy Threatt and the late Tony Threatt of Boomer, raised $306.
The late Peggy Welborn was memorialized in winning the Miss CAG title. She was sponsored by family and friends and raised 2,831.
Miss CAG contestants raised $5,895.20. Others included:
• Susan Schubert, sponsored by the Temple Hill Senior Nutrition Services meal site, family and friends, raised $1,210.85.
• Joanna Danner, sponsored by the Fairplains Senior Nutrition Services meal site, family and friends, raised $762.60.
• Kandice Fuentes, sponsored by family and friends, raised $500.
• Helen Myers, sponsored by the Austin Senior Nutrition Services meal site, family and friends, raised $380.
• Kylene Triplett, sponsored by the Maple Springs Senior Nutrition Services meal site, family and friends, raised $210.
Miss CAG contestants are recruited from civic, church and volunteer groups throughout Wilkes County. Each contestant represents a group of concerned citizens. Contestants sell ads and raffle tickets, hold bake sales, yard sales, donut sales and other events to raise money.
Each contestant’s fundraising total was kept secret until the winner were announced at the pageant.