Annual Greenway Picnic a Success
Weather conditions were near perfect as the 87th annual Greenway Picnic was held Saturday, Aug. 4. The picnic is traditionally held on the first Saturday of each August, with the proceeds benefitting the continued upkeep of the Mitchell Cemetery.
This year's picnic began with the usual opening ceremonies Saturday morning, including a welcome from Mike Hill and a rousing rendition of the National Anthem by Michael Hollis.
Later, the first of a ful day of pageants was held as the Baby Miss and Baby Mister Greenway pageants were conducted.
Crowned as Baby Miss Greenway was Olivia Ferguson, the eight month old daughter of Adam and Cynthia Ferguson of Campbell, Mo. First alternate was McKenna Clapp, the eight week old daughter of David and Ashley Clapp of Leachville, and second alternate was Mattie Mobley, the seven month old daughter of Matt and Heather Mobley of Paragould.
Bentley Seal was crowned Baby Mister Greenway at the annual picnic Saturday. He's the eight month old son of Erica Cluck and Brian Seal of Piggott. First alternate was Jett Jackson, the 11 month old son of Lorean Brown and Cory Jackson of Piggott and second alternate was Kage Scott, the nine month old son of Brittney Brummell and Dusty Scott and Rector.
Up next were the toddler contests, as young boys and girls competed for the crowns.
Toddler Mister Greenway is Jonathan Horton, the 20 month old son of Drew and Abbi Horton of Paragould. First alternate is Grant Leslie, the two year old son of Emily Graddy of Greenway and second alternate is Ethan Brummel, the three year old son of Brittany Brummel and Dusty Scott of Rector.
Meanwhile, Aubree Faith Bagwell was crowned Toddler Miss Greenway at the annual picnic. She's the three year old daughter of Thoams and Charla Bagwell of Pollard. First alternate was Hallie Simpson, the two year old daughter of Casey and Jade Simpson of Rector and second alternate was Khloe Grace Dinkins, the 16 month old daughter of Adam and Cheyenne Dinkins of Rector.
During the breaks between pageants those on hand were entertained throughout the day by JR Rogers and his All Star Band.
Saturday afternoon a good group of young ladies contended for the title of Little Miss Greenway.
Crowned for 2017 was Brileigh Daniels, the eight year old daughter of Emily Parson of Piggott. First alternate is Laney Benson, the five year old daughter of Landon and Hayley Benson of Qulin; second alternate is Naomi Cox, the eight year old daughter of Kyle and Christina Cox of Piggott; third alternate is Adrianna Gail Jackson, the six year old daughter of Justin and Crystal Jackson of Piggott and fourth alternate is Macy Stirnaman, the five year old daughter of Misty Stirnaman of Rector.
The afternoon also included the Junior Miss Contest, as young ladies competed for the crown.
Hailey Brown was crowned Junior Miss Greenway for 2017. She's the 10 year old daughter of Leslie and Steven Brown of Rector. First alternate is Mikaylah Putt, the 12 year old daughter of Jessica Chavez and Bryan Putt of Bernie, Mo.; second alternate is Nyla Dees, the 11 yeare old daughter of Tessa Dees and Matt Dees of Piggott; third alternate is Bethany McNeely, the 11 year old daughter of Shane and Ginger McNeely of Rector; and fourth alternate is Kerrigan Collier, the 11 year old daughter of Keith Collier and Jessica Collier, of Piggott.
Following the junior miss contest the annual auction of donated items was conducted, raising thousands of dollars for the upkeep of the local cemetery. According to organizers, the auction netted $10,926.50.
The highlight of the evening was the annual Miss Greenway pageant.
Crowned Miss Greenway for 2017 at the annual picnic was Ashleigh Bedwell, the 18 year old daughter of Dena and Treg Bedwell of Campbell. First alternate was Faith Oliver, the 17 year old daughter of David and Stephanie Oliver of Dudley, Mo.; second alternate was Abbie Coronado, the 16 year old daughter of Jessica Smith and Sparkie Coronado of Kennett; third alternate was Elise Gossett, the 13 year old daughter of Daniel and Mistie Gossett of Piggott and fourth alternate was Madison Steward, the 16 year old daughter of Kyle and Brooke Steward of Holcomb.
Afterward, the cash money drawings were held with all three winners choosing to donate their prizes back to the cemetery association.