Gray crowned 2017 Miss Junior COTR (with gallery)

10-9-17 — Demopolis, Ala. — LaCher Sincere Gray was crowned Miss Junior Christmas on the River 2017 by Molly Katherine Harrison, who was Miss Junior Christmas on the River 2016.

Monday night saw 16 beautiful young ladies compete in the Miss Junior Christmas on the River at the Demopolis Civic Center. They all presented their beauty, poise and confidence in hopes of being named this year’s winner. The top 11 chosen were Caylee Madison Jones, Anna Katherine Sellers, Madelyn Baty Singleton, Meredith Gray Patrenos, Taylor Mills Quinney, Abbie Grace Cameron, Wesley Elizabeth Craft, Megan Lindsey Roe, LaCher Sincere Gray, Leah Beth Stewart, and Cassidy Claire Crawford.

After a second parade of contestants, the top 5 were chosen and took the stage to answer the question “What makes you you happy or laugh?” The judges then debated and took in consideration the contestants answers and ability to speak in public, along with their poise and beauty to name the new Miss Junior COTR and her royal court.

Fourth Alternate was Meredith Gray Patrenos wearing a white chiffon dress with lace and crystal detailing on the bodice. Cassidy Claire Crawford was awarded third Alternate donning an emerald evening gown with beading at the waistline. In a Christmas red ball gown, Caylee Madison Jones was chosen as second Alternate. Taylor Mills Quinney earned the first Alternate position wearing a golden hued gown with lots of shine and sparkle.

This year’s Miss Junior Christmas on the River is LaCher Sincere Gray. LaCher was wearing an elegant white off the shoulder ball gown encrusted in crystals. She is the daughter of Henry and LaTara Jones and is in the seventh grade at Demopolis Middle School. LaCher said she was “super shocked but very excited to be named Miss Junior COTR.” She said she’d like to encourage other young ladies to participate in the pageant but to always have an open mind when competing. Miss Gray is looking forward to riding in this year’s COTR parade of floats.

Be sure to come to the Demopolis Civic Center and support more young ladies as they compete in the remaining COTR pageants.
Young Miss COTR Tuesday October 10th at 7pm.
Little Miss COTR Wednesday October 11th at 6pm.

Harrison crowned Miss Junior COTR 2016

10-2-16 -- Demopolis, Ala. -- Miss Junior Christmas on the River 2015 Buckley Nettles (right) crowns Molly Katherine Harrison (left) as Miss Junior COTR 2016 at the Demopolis Civic Center.

10-2-16 — Demopolis, Ala. — Miss Junior Christmas on the River 2015 Buckley Nettles (right) crowns Molly Katherine Harrison (left) as Miss Junior COTR 2016 at the Demopolis Civic Center.

Christmas on the River 2016 pageant week continued with the crowning of Miss Junior COTR 2016. Allen Bishop served as the Master of Ceremonies at the event which started at 7 p.m. at the Demopolis Civic Center. Bishop announced each of the 19 beautiful young ladies vying for this year’s title and her court. Each contestant was judged on her beauty, style, poise and onstage personality before the top 10 were selected.

Tonight’s top 10 were Megan Lindsey Roe, Cassidy Claire Crawford, Brianna Gandy Doss, Abigayle Marie Quinney, Molly Katherine Harrison, Anna Kate Golden, LaCher Gray, Abby Grace Cameron, Taylor Alysse Dunklin and Abigail Virginia Hathcock.

The contestants were then judged again to reveal the top five, who would answer an onstage question in hopes of impressing the judges one last time. After the judges deliberated and turned in their scores, the queen and her court were chosen.

Fourth alternate Megan Lindsey Roe wore an elegant red chiffon gown.

Cassidy Clair Crawford, wearing a lavender chiffon gown adorned in crystals, was awarded 3rd alternate.

Wearing a pale peach sparkle tulle gown was second alternate LaCher Gray.

Earning first alternate was Abby Grace Cameron, in a beautiful white chiffon evening gown with crystal detailing.

This year’s Miss Junior Christmas on the River is Molly Katherine Harrison, who wore a lovely ivory satin ball gown with intricate pearl and crystal detailing. Molly is the 12-year-old daughter of Valley and Julie Harrison and is a seventh grader at Demopolis Middle School. Harrison was very surprised when her name was announced and is looking forward to attending all of the Christmas on the River events this year.

Stay tuned to The West Alabama Watchman for more Christmas on the River pageant winners to come.

10-2-16 -- Demopolis, Ala. -- Molly Katherine Harrison (center) was crowned Miss Junior COTR tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center. Members of her court are (l-r) third alternate Cassidy Claire Crawford, first alternate Abby Grace Cameron, Miss Harrison, second alternate LaCher Gray and fourth alternate Megan Lindsey Roe.

10-2-16 — Demopolis, Ala. — Molly Katherine Harrison (center) was crowned Miss Junior COTR 2016 tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center. Members of her court are (l-r) third alternate Cassidy Claire Crawford, first alternate Abby Grace Cameron, Miss Harrison, second alternate LaCher Gray and fourth alternate Megan Lindsey Roe.