Mackey crowned 2017 Miss COTR (with gallery)

10-7-17 — Demopolis, Ala. — Sally Mackey is crowned 2017 Miss Christmas on the River by 2016 Miss Christmas on the River JaKeira Washington at the Demopolis Civic Center.

Miss Christmas on the River has been a time honored tradition for 46 years. Freshman through Senior class young ladies from Demopolis and the surrounding areas compete in hopes of representing Christmas on the River during all of the wonderful holiday festivities that year. Twelve young ladies competed for the title of Miss Christmas on the River 2017 tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center. They showed their personality, charm and intelligence in an interview with the judges prior to gliding across the stage to present their poise and beauty to win the coveted title.

After all of the scores had been tallied, the top five were called to the stage to answer a question to show their ability to speak in public and to think on their feet. The scores were then tallied again and a new Miss COTR and royal court were decided.

Wearing an elegant black off the shoulder gown embellished with rhinestones on the sleeves was 4th alternate, Sidney Alyn Atkins. Abigayle Marie Quinney was named 3rd alternate in a classic off the shoulder black evening dress. In a gorgeous Fuchsia one shouldered gown, SueEllen Marie Broussard was awarded 2nd alternate. 1st alternate was McKenzie Lane Walker wearing a beautiful black evening gown outlined in rhinestones.
Sally Katherine Mackey was crowned Miss Christmas on the River 2017 wearing a stunning Sherri Hill Ball Gown encrusted with multi-colored crystals. Sally was also honored with the title of Miss Congeniality which is chosen by the other contestants. She is the daughter of Bill and Lori Mackey and is a student at Demopolis High School.

Sally is no stranger to representing Christmas on the River. Growing up with the tradition of the Christmas on the River pageants she has represented the Little Miss and Miss Jr. Christmas on the River titles and was part of the Young Miss Christmas on the River Royal Court. “I was honestly shocked at being crowned but extremely honored to be awarded the title and will represent it to the best of my abilities,” Mackey said

The Tradition continues with the remaining three pageants starting Monday at the Demopolis Civic Center: Miss Junior COTR is Monday October 9th at 7pm, Young Miss COTR is Tuesday October 10th at 7pm and Little Miss COTR is Wednesday October 11th at 6pm.

Little Miss COTR 2016 (gallery)

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.

Thanks for following The West Alabama Watchman for updates on this year’s COTR pageants.

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.

Lawler wins Young Miss COTR 2016

10-4-16 -- Demopolis, Ala. -- Anne Marie Lawler was crowned Young Miss Christmas on the River 2016 tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center.

10-4-16 — Demopolis, Ala. — Anne Marie Lawler was crowned Young Miss Christmas on the River 2016 tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center.

Another pageant queen is in the books as Young Miss Christmas on the River 2016 was crowned at the Demopolis Civic Center tonight.

Master of Ceremonies Dr. Ken Tucker presented each of the 36 lovely contestants. After they each took a turn to impress the three judges, a top 16 was chosen.

The top 16 included Sara Michael Overmyer, Madelyn Baty Singleton, Elizabeth Anne Lawler, Elleigh Reid Dossett, Jaclynn Danielle Doss, Millie Grace Hill, Adalyn Broox Lindsey, Sasser Elizabeth Braswell, Anna Caroline Davidson, Rylie Abigail Craft, Emery Elizabeth Wideman, Lauren Olivia Tripp, Anna Arrington Freeman, Isabella Rosemond Mac Lennan, Elizabeth Ann Hathcock and Alle Grace Quarles.

The top 16 were then presented to judges again in hopes of being placed in the top five and competing for the crown by answering an onstage question. After telling the judges what their favorite Christmas present was and why, the judges came to a decision.

Wearing and ivory and sparkling gold ball gown was fourth alternate Adalyn Broox Lindsey.

Elleigh Reid Dossett, in a sea foam green tiered organza gown, was awarded third alternate.

Second Alternate was Sara Michael Overmyer, who wore a white tulle gown adorned with iridescent stones.

Donning a glistening golden gown was Millie Grace Hill, who earned the first alternate spot.

Crowned Young Miss Christmas on the River 2016 was Elizabeth Anne Lawler in a beautiful white chiffon gown with crystal detailing. Elizabeth is the 10-year-old daughter of Jimmy and Anne Marie Lawler. She attends U. S. Jones and is in the fifth grade. Lawler said she was very surprised to be crowned and looks forward to riding on the float as this year’s Young Miss COTR.

Follow The Watchman to find out the final winner in this year’s Christmas on the River Pageants tomorrow night.

10-4-16 -- Demopolis, Ala. -- Anne Marie Lawler (center) was crowned Young Miss Christmas on the River 2016 tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center. Members of her court are (l-r) fourth alternate Adalyn Broox Lindsey, second alternate Sarah Michael Overmyer, Miss Lawler, first alternate Millie Grace Hill and third alternate Elleigh Reid Dossett.

10-4-16 — Demopolis, Ala. — Anne Marie Lawler (center) was crowned Young Miss Christmas on the River 2016 tonight at the Demopolis Civic Center. Members of her court are (l-r) fourth alternate Adalyn Broox Lindsey, second alternate Sarah Michael Overmyer, Miss Lawler, first alternate Millie Grace Hill and third alternate Elleigh Reid Dossett.

Miss Junior Christmas on the River 2016 (gallery)

Miss Christmas on the River 2016 (gallery)

Miss Christmas on the River 2014 (gallery)

Miss Demopolis Middle School winners

IMG_7728Demopolis Middle School held its Miss DMS pageant last Thursday night at the Demopolis High auditorium with Harley Johnston taking the 2013 title. Pictured are:

Miss DMS Harley Johnston

1st Alternate – Sally Mackey

2nd Alternate – Elly Brown

3rd Alternate – Taylor Langley

(Photo courtesy Meggin Mayben)

19 young ladies competing in Miss DMS Thursday

Demopolis Middle School will hold its annual Miss DMS pageant Oct. 3, 2013 at the Demopolis High School Auditorium at 6 p.m.

There will be a performance by the River City Glee Club. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. This will be a fun and entertaining event. We invite everyone to come out and support our beautiful ladies and DMS Junior Beta.

Larson Jackson

Larson Jackson

Maci Nettles

Maci Nettles

Kelsei Elmore

Kelsei Elmore

Kathryn McAlpine

Kathryn McAlpine

Emmy Vice

Emmy Vice

Haley Hoggle

Haley Hoggle

Isabella Reid

Isabella Reid

Ashanti Bell

Ashanti Bell

Alyssa Martinez

Alyssa Martinez

Ellie Brown

Ellie Brown

Harley Johnson

Harley Johnson

Alex Abrams

Alex Abrams

Virginia Malone

Virginia Malone

Taylor Vail

Taylor Vail

Sidney Alyn Atkins

Sidney Alyn Atkins

Taylor Langley

Taylor Langley

Savannah Horshok

Savannah Horshok

Salley Mackey

Salley Mackey

Makailyn Taylor

Makailyn Taylor

Washburn Wins Miss DHS

Miss DHS 2013, Victoria Washburn

Miss DHS 2013, Victoria Washburn

Victoria Washburn, in a silver and royal blue chiffon gown, won the title of Miss Demopolis High School 2013 out of a program of twenty young ladies.

First alternate was Alexandra Poole in a white and gold mermaid gown.

Victoria Webb placed second alternate in a white satin and crystal gown.

Placing third alternate was Madelyn Couch in a wine colored chiffon gown.

Wearing a silver and white mermaid gown was fourth alternate, Katelyn Beshears.

 

(L-R) People's Choice Award winner, Victoria Lindsey Webb and Miss Congeniality, Ashley Nicole Thomas

(L-R) People’s Choice Award winner, Victoria Lindsey Webb and Miss Congeniality, Ashley Nicole Thomas

Victoria Webb also won the People’s Choice Award.  Audience members were allowed to purchase a ticket for one dollar to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award with all the proceeds going to the Tombigbee Humane society.

Voted on by the Contestants was 2013 Miss Congeniality, Ashley Nicole Thomas.

Contestants placing in the top 10, not listed above, are as follows: Maira Cardenas, Madelyn Coats, Anna Stuart Cramer, Mary Howerton and Anna Caroline Logan.

 

 

 

(L-R) Third Alternate Madelyn Couch, First Alternate Alexandra Ann Poole, Miss DHS Victoria Washburn, Second Alternate Victoria Lindsey Webb and Fourth Alternate Katelyn Beshears

(L-R) Third Alternate Madelyn Couch, First Alternate Alexandra Ann Poole, Miss DHS Victoria Washburn, Second Alternate Victoria Lindsey Webb and Fourth Alternate Katelyn Beshears