Young Miss Christmas on the River 2013 is Buckley Nettles

Buckley Nettles was crowned 2013 Young Miss Christmas on the River by Miley Lee, 2013's Young Miss Christmas on the River.

Buckley Nettles was crowned 2013 Young Miss Christmas on the River by Miley Lee, 2013’s Young Miss Christmas on the River.

Forty very pretty girls competed for the title of Young Miss Christmas on the River 2013 at the Demopolis Civic Center tonight. The Master of Ceremonies, Alan Bishop, called out each individual contestant and gave them a chance to show the judges they had what it took to become the next Young Miss COTR and her court. The contestants were then cut to 16 and then to the top five. Before announcing the queen and her court, two special crowns were given to two beautiful girls. Catherine Maree Breitling and Anna-Colman Yelverton, who stole the show with their beauty and charm.

Young Miss Christmas on the River 2013 and her court were then announced to an enthusiastic audience. Fourth alternate, Jordyn Nicole Bailey was wearing  a white satin ball gown adorned with feathers. Jordyn attends Sumter Academy and is in the fifth grade. Wearing a sparkling white gown with silver detailing was third alternate, Sarah Kate Potter. Sarah Kate attends U. S. Jones and is in the fourth grade.  Also from U. S. Jones and in the fourth grade was second alternate, Cassidy Claire Crawford. Cassidy was wearing a Christmas red layered ball gown. Anna Katherine Sellers, first alternate, was wearing a jeweled white satin and chiffon ball gown. Anna Katherine attends West Alabama Christian and is in the third grade. And last, but definitely not least, was Buckley Elizabeth Nettles, who was crowned Young Miss Christmas on the River 2013. She was wearing a beautiful turquoise satin and tulle ball gown encrusted with stones.

(L-R) Jordyn Nicole Bailey, Cassidy Claire Crawford, Buckely Elizabeth Nettles, Anna Katherine Sellers, Sarah Kate Potter.

(L-R) Jordyn Nicole Bailey, Cassidy Claire Crawford, Buckely Elizabeth Nettles, Anna Katherine Sellers, Sarah Kate Potter.

Buckley is the nine year old daughter of  Ed and Heidi Nettles. She is a fourth grader at U.S. Jones, where she is in the enrichment program along with being an All-A student. Nettles attends dance with Tracy Cargile, plays softball and participates in church activities. She also loves singing, golfing, horseback riding and watching ESPN with her dad. When asked what she thought when her name was called out as the winner, she stated “I was very excited but shocked I had won.” She is most excited about being in the parade and attending all the events during the week of COTR. Sarah Kate Potter, Buckley’s best friend, was named third alternate and she will get to attend all the events with her. Buckley is no stranger to the Christmas on the River family. She was named Little Miss Christmas on the River back in 2011.

Buckley Nettles is congratulated by Sarah Kate Potter, after Buckley was named 2013 Young Miss Christmas on the River.

Buckley Nettles is congratulated by Sarah Kate Potter, after Buckley was named 2013 Young Miss Christmas on the River.

The top sixteen not listed above were Abby Grace Cameron, Victoria “Tori” Elizabeth Horne, Camilla Beck Emmons, Abigayle Marie Quinney, Megan Lindsey Roe, Hannah Allen Whaley, Anna Katelyn Glass, Anna-Coleman Yelverton, Taylor Alysse Dunklin, Anna Scott Bozeman, and Sara Elaine Jordan.