The party at Grace Hall tonight was fit for a pair of queens – Miss Greater Greer Lauren Cabaniss and Greer Teen Sydney Sill.
Family, friends and well-wishers came to send Cabaniss and Sill off to Columbia Saturday with signed pictures, gifts and resounding support for next week’s Miss South Carolina and Miss Teen pageants.
Miss Blue Ridge Foothills, Chelcee Coffman, Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen, Makayla Stark, Miss Wade Hampton Taylors, Alyssa Cumbee and Miss Wade Hampton Taylors Teen, Kristen Chester will be at Moe's on Pelham Road on June 28, and they would like to see you there.
They are raffling off a signed Clemson football. The players and Coach Dabo Swinney have signed this ball.
The Miss Blue Ridge Foothills/ Teen queens this year have been busy promoting their platforms and working in our community.
Chelcee Coffman is this year's Miss Blue Ridge Foothills. She is a graduate of Clemson University. Makayla Stark is this year's Miss Blue Ridge Foothills Teen. She is a rising eighth-grader at Boiling Springs Middle School. Both girls are dancers and active in their community.
From the Field of Interview
Alicia joined the ABC Columbia family in May 2008. She serves as a Primary Anchor for WOLO-TV and co-anchors the evening news at ABC Columbia’s downtown street-side studio on Main and Gervais, weekdays at 6 and 11 p.m. She is a graduate of Clemson University. Alicia has a passion for the arts and finding a cure for breast cancer. She is a board member for the Palmetto Heath Cancer Foundation. Alicia was a torch bearer with the Olympic flame through her hometown of Atlanta for the 2004 Athens Olympic Games.
From the Field of Performing Arts
Dorothy, Miss America 1977, is a classically trained lyric-coloratura soprano having performed in stage productions from Opera to Broadway. She was an original cast member of the Tony and Grammy Award winning show, "Jerome Robbins Broadway." Dorothy has been a guest artist with symphony orchestras throughout the country and performed the title role of Sonia in the Connecticut Opera Company’s production of "The Merry Widow." Other highlights of her musical career have been performing with Bob Hope, Doc Severinson, with the USO at the Statue of Liberty Bi-Centennial Celebration for President and Mrs. Reagan and as a frequent guest on "The Hour of Power" from the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, Calif. Dorothy was a featured performer and co-host of the Miss America Pageant and was hired as a guest host with Shop NBC. She is the mother of six and grandmother to two.
From the Field of Performing Arts
Jim has been affiliated with the Miss America Organization for the past 17 years. As a Field Director for the Miss Georgia Organization, he is responsible for pageant administration for several pageants throughout the state. Jim is an accomplished tap and jazz dancer, having toured and performed with the Earle Davis Dance Company of Miami. He has served as choreographer and dance instructor for several teen performing arts centers. As a singer/songwriter, he has performed lead vocals and written music for the Ultimate Choice, a gospel-recording group. Jim also has several television credits, including appearing as a principal dancer at Super Bowl XXIII. A native of Miami, Fla., Jim has resided in Macon, Ga., for the past 22 years. He holds a degree in Education Administration and Supervision and is employed as a school administrator. Jim has two family members playing in the NFL.
From the Field of Beauty
Michael is a city boy turned country boy. Originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., he is living in rural Missouri. Michael studied at Brooklyn College while modeling with the Ford Modeling Agency. He is registered with Images Agency in St. Louis. He has acted in various theatres throughout New York City and has served as an extra in the movies New Jack City, and Up in the Air. Michael also volunteered his time as a tennis instructor at Trails End Camp in Beach Lake, Pa. Michael is a life-long pageant fan, volunteering with the Miss Missouri Pageant on the local level, and most recently was the assistant to the Executive Producer of Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. He is employed as a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. Michael is a horror movie buff, and is the author of two young adult novels awaiting publishing.
From the Field of Community Service
As Miss West Virginia 1981, Candy used her Miss America scholarship earnings towards a BA in Dance Education and a Masters in Human Development and Learning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She serves as the Executive Producer of the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant annual live telecast. Candy has attended the Miss America pageant for over 30 years. She has served on the Judges Panel for state pageants in Mississippi, Georgia, Washington, Maryland, and Massachusetts and judged Miss Alabama, Deidre Downs, who became Miss America 2005. A community volunteer, she has served as a spokesperson for the March of Dimes "Healthy Baby Week", a board of director for The Arts Centre, and a community leader for United Way. As a member of the Dance Faculty at Shenandoah University, she was the tap instructor and choreographed numerous musical productions.
Taylor Singleton, 2012 Little Miss Greer, finished 1st-runnerup at the Littler Miss South Carolina Pageant Saturday night in Hartsville’s Centre Theater.
Taylor, 8, competed against 33 contestants and earned several awards. She received 1st runnerup in talent, 4th runnerup in color photogenic, Community Service Finalist, Presidential Service Gold Award, and a Palmetto Health Children's Hospital "Helping Hands" Award.