Little Miss contestants show off talents

17 years ago

More from Little Miss Ashland
I was recently sent a photo of this year’s participants in the Little Miss Ashland Pageant. In the July 11 article I briefly talked about the event, so here is the rest of the story. Contestants included: Abby Walker, daughter of Brian and Staci Walker.

Dressed in a painter’s smock, Abby toiled over painting the perfect picture of her older sister Emma in her skit entitled, “Abby’s Art.” Her escort for the evening was Aaron Stevens, son of Stacy and Kelli Sturgeon of Ashland. Micayla Driscoll, daughter of Chuck and Teri-Lyn Driscoll, sang a song called “Brother For Sale.” By the end of the song, she had decided that having her brother around was okay after all. Micayla was escorted by her little brother Dane Driscoll. Mackenzie Carter, is the daughter of Martin Carter and Sammi Jimmo. Complete with blonde wig and other endowments, Mackenzie put on quite a show to Dolly Parton’s hit song, “Nine to Five.” Lucien Hammond, son of Scott and Jennifer Hammond of Ashland, was her escort. Gabrielle Wortman, daughter of Roland and Tammy Wortman, gave a monologue about the history of the violin and impressed the crowd with her violin playing. Gabrielle’s brother Jesse Wortman served as her escort. Laura Sturgeon, daughter of Stacy and Kelli Sturgeon, was dressed like the ‘Man in Black’ and playing air guitar. Laura entertained the crowd singing along to “Get Rhythm,” a Johnny Cash song. All of the contestants and their escorts did a wonderful job. Also providing entertainment at the show was Savannah Flint, Little Miss Ashland 2006. Last years she wowed the crowd with her hula-hooping expertise. This year Savannah performed a lively dance routine to the song, “Cotton-Eyed Joe.” Pageant organizers would like to thank M. Rafford Trucking for sponsoring the event. Proceeds made during the evening will be donated to the Ashland Area Playground Fund.
New member
Order of the Eastern Star, Tillikum Chapter 99, inducted its newest member on July 10. Using the Bible that once belonged to her great-grandmother, Carolyn Klei was obligated by her grandfather, Herb Klei, during the evening’s initiation. Sister Rosemary Coffin performed the symbolic Star-Point Ceremony and presented Carolyn with a personalized program of her initiation based on Carolyn’s love for animals. Sister Rosemary also gave Carolyn a nosegay of beautiful flowers from her garden. Forty-one members of the O.E.S. from various state chapters were in attendance for the initiation ceremony. Carolyn Klei is the granddaughter of Herb and Irene Klei and resides in Connecticut. Following the meeting, all were invited to an English tea hosted by Sister Andrea White and Sister Julie Graham-Berry. It was a very memorable and enjoyable evening at Tillikum Chapter to say the least.
Time is running out
If you are interested in purchasing a raffle ticket for a three-day two-night all-inclusive stay at Chandler Lake Sporting Camps which includes a scenic flight over the North Maine woods, please contact Julie Graham-Berry at 435-7137 or Andrea White at 435-6363. Tickets cost $10 each and all funds raised will go towards the Community Playground Project. The winner will be drawn on September 30.
Ongoing events
The Ashland Area Senior Citizens group will meet every other Thursday starting June 7 for the months of June, July and August. The meeting time of 12 noon and location of the Ashland Rec Center will remain the same. Any senior citizens wishing to participate in the potluck lunches and meetings are always welcome.
The Portage Lake Seniors’ Lunch is held on the last Tuesday of every month at 11 a.m. All seniors are invited to attend and can bring a potluck dish to share or give a cash donation. For more information contact Wilza Robertson at 435-6211 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
The Red Hat Loonies of Portage Lake meet the second Thursday of every month at Dean’s Motor Lodge. Membership dues are $2. Come and have a great meal and a great time too! For more information contact Rachel Stevens at 435-6358.
Anyone willing to help plan for Portage Lake’s Centennial Celebration please contact Barb Pitcairn at 435-2368 or Grace Nason at 435-6373.
Ladies, are you interested in crafts or have some that you’ve started and just can’t seem to finish? If so, take yourself over to the Portage Lake Municipal Building for Girlz Night every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy the company and the satisfaction of finally completing a project!
Julie Graham-Berry is the correspondent for Ashland, Portage Lake, Oxbow, Masardis, Garfield, Nashville Plantation and surrounding townships. She can be reached at 435-7137.