Hasty crowned Little Miss COTR 2017 (with gallery)

10-11-17 — Demopolis, Ala. — Claire Elisabeth Hasty is crowned Little Miss Christmas on the River 2017 by Camdyn Grace Morgan, Little Miss COTR 2016, at the Demopolis Civic Center.

In the largest Christmas on the River Pageant, Little Miss COTR had 46 little angels competing for the title. They walked, skipped and even bounced their way into the judges hearts to stand out among so many contestants. The judges divide the number of girls to 26 in order to select a top 11. Those making the top 11 list were Katherine Hewitt, Khloe Wolf, Kendall Gandy, Makyla Rembert, Violet Smelley, Emily Parten, Naudia Reed, Carly Teel, Claire Hasty, Ansley Basinger and Emma Dahl.

The judges debated and chose a top 5 to answer the question, “What is your favorite thing to do at Christmas?”. After each little sweet voice answered, the esteemed judges had their decisions for the 2017 Little Miss Christmas on the River and her Royal Court.

Placing in the fourth alternate position was Kendall Marie Gandy in an ivory tulle gown. In a very sweet baby pink tulle gown was third alternate, Ansley Brooke Basinger. Naudia Naomi Reed earned second alternate wearing a beautiful white ball gown with rhinestone detailing. Awarded first alternate was Emma Rae Dahl who wore a gorgeous pink ruffled gown embellished with crystals.

Crowned Little Miss Christmas on the River was Claire Elisabeth Hasty in an elegant off-the-shoulder white gown with rhinestones and silver bead work. Claire is the seven year old daughter of Jared and Rebecca Hasty. She is a second grader at Westside Elementary School. She was so happy when they called her name out that she just couldn’t stop shaking with excitement. Claire is most excited about crowning a new queen next year and hopes a lot of girls will dress up next year and have as much fun as she did. She says to just believe in yourself and go into the competition to have fun and be with your friends.

Be on the look out to see all of this year’s winners and their Royal Court at all of the Christmas on River events, starting November the 29th with the lighting of the Love Light Tree.

Morgan named Little Miss COTR 2016

10-5-16 -- Demopolis, Ala. -- Camdyn Grace Morgan was crowned Little Miss Christmas on the River tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center.

10-5-16 — Demopolis, Ala. — Camdyn Grace Morgan was crowned Little Miss Christmas on the River tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center.

The Christmas on the River pageants of 2016 came to an end with the crowning of the Little Miss COTR. 42 beautiful and energetic little ladies competed for the title at the Demopolis Civic Center Wednesday. Mistress of Ceremonies Debbie Butler announced each of the girls as they walked on stage, dressed to impress the judges. With a long list competing for the title, the judges picked a top 22 and then narrowed it down to a top 10.

The top 10 consisted of Susan Gray Bell, Claire Elisabeth Hasty, Khloe Gail Wolf, Camdyn Grace Morgan, Carly James Teel, Lilian Maria Magana, Anna Faith Wheeler, Emma Rae Claire Dahl, Brooke NyAsia Clark, and Violet Elizabeth Smelley.

The judges then decided on a top five that would compete one more time by answering an onstage question before they made their final decision.

Claire Elisabeth Hasty earned fourth alternate in a royal blue tulle gown embellished with sequins.

Awarded third alternate was Emma Rae Claire Dahl, wearing a pastel pink satin gown with ruffles and crystals.

In a beautiful light blue ruffled gown was second alternate Lilian Maria Magaña.

Susanna Gray Bell, wearing a white sparkle tulle gown trimmed in rhinestones, was chosen as first alternate.

Crowned Little Miss COTR 2016 was Camdyn Grace Morgan. Morgan wore a gorgeous bubble gum pink Quinceanera gown covered in ruffles and adorned in crystals. She is the five-year-old daughter of Brian and Angel Morgan and attends K-5 at Marengo Academy. Morgan was very excited to be wearing the beautiful Little Miss COTR crown and to also be wearing her favorite color pink.

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10-5-16 -- Demopolis, Ala. -- Camdyn Grace Morgan (center) was crowned Little Miss Christmas on the River tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center. Members of her court are (l-r) fourth alternate Claire Elisabeth Hasty, second alternate Liliana Maria Magaña, Miss Morgan, first alternate Susanna Gray Bell and third alternate Emma Rae Claire Dahl.

10-5-16 — Demopolis, Ala. — Camdyn Grace Morgan (center) was crowned Little Miss Christmas on the River tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center. Members of her court are (l-r) fourth alternate Claire Elisabeth Hasty, second alternate Liliana Maria Magaña, Miss Morgan, first alternate Susanna Gray Bell and third alternate Emma Rae Claire Dahl.