The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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August 23, 2007

9th Annual Oak Leaf Festival Pageant set for Saturday at Oak Hill High School

OAK HILL — Final preparations are under way for the 9th Annual Oak Leaf Festival Pageant in Oak Hill. This year there will be 12 competing in the Teen Division and 23 competing in the Queen Division. The Miss Oak Leaf and Miss Teen Oak Leaf Festival competition will also include titles for Miss Bridge Day and Miss Teen Bridge Day, which are open to residents of Fayette County only.

The pageant will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. in the Oak Hill High School auditorium. Admission is $5 for those ages 12 and up and free for children under 12. Voting for crowd favorite will be held at the door for $1 per vote.

The pageant will be hosted by former Miss Oak Leaf and current Miss West Virginia America Summer Wyatt.

The Oak Leaf Festival has given nearly $9,000 in scholarships to contestants in the last three years. This year the festival hopes to give $4,000 in scholarships to the contestants. If you are interested in donating to the scholarship fund, contact Kristi Atha-Rader at 574-0899 or any of the Oak Leaf Festival Committee officers.

Contestants for this year’s Oak Leaf Festival Pageants are as follows:

Miss Division


Hannah Butcher — Hannah is the 16-year-old daughter of James and LaVon Butcher of Oak Hill. She is a junior at Oak Hill High School.

Amy Lauren Comer — Amy is the 17-year-old daughter of Rick and Teresa Comer of Hico. She is a senior at Midland Trail High School.

Sydney Michelle Criss — Sydney is the daughter of Joseph and Angela Criss of Mount Hope. She is a 17-year-old senior at Mount Hope High School.

Heather Lynn Crum — Heather is the 18-year-old daughter of Larry and Marketta Crum of Henderson. She is a student at Marshall University and a graduate of Point Pleasant High School.

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