Miss Emery 2009, Shelby Huntington rides in her last parade as Miss Emery. A new Miss Emery will be selected on July 17 at Emery High. Allie Stokes, attendant and Little Miss Emery Cambrie Bennett accompany Shelby in the Heritage Days parade.
July 17 will be the Royal Miss Emery Tea party beginning at 1 p.m. at Emery High. Tickets can be purchased in advance at the city halls in Castle Dale, Ferron and Huntington or at the door the day of the event for $10. This event is for ladies, girls, princes and princesses of all ages. Come dressed up in your party clothes and get ready to have a fabulous time. A ticket for the tea party will also grant you free admission into the Miss Emery pageant later in the day beginning at 7 p.m. The guests will be greeted at the door and led into the special dining room where they will be introduced by a special surprise Prince. The attendees will then be treated to royal princess foods which will enhance their grace and beauty from the inside out.
After a magnificent luncheon and princess program the guests will be escorted by their special princess to the royal fun room where the princess activities begin. The guests will visit and have their pictures taken with all the Disney Princesses and the Fairy Godmother as they travel from station to station participating in activities. They will make a fan with Mulan; fish in the fish pond with Ariel; dance upon the lily pads with Tiana; take a ride in a royal limousine with Cinderella; make a bracelet with Snow White; play a bean bag toss game with Tinkerbell; and will participate in fingernail art with Belle. The participants will also be given a bag to keep their princess treasure and an autograph card so they can request the autograph of all the princesses. New this year to the tea party is the Princess Bling shop, bring an extra coin or two, so you can purchase a necklace, ring, balloons and other items.
Commissioner Laurie Pitchforth said, "This tea party will be a fabulous event. Due to circumstances in our community we postponed the tea party from June to this Saturday at 1 p.m. We hope everyone will be able to attend this event. It will be a fun time for all the little girls and a chance for them to dress-up in their party clothes and attend a tea. This event is not to be missed. Please come out and support the Miss Emery organization as we promote and recognize the special young ladies we have in our county."
The Miss Emery Scholarship Pageant will also be held on July 17 and will begin at 7 p.m. at the Emery High auditorium. Remember a ticket to the tea party lets you in free to the pageant.
Five contestants have chosen to compete for the scholarship prize money of $1,000 and a new laptop computer. Contestants include:
Meran Allred is the 18 year old daughter of David and McKette Allred of Huntington. She graduated from Emery High School at the end of her Junior year in 2009. She will be a sophomore at Southern Utah University where she is majoring in elementary education. She hopes to obtain a Juris Doctorate and have her own law firm someday. Meran is a member of the National Honor Society, she is the recipient of the SUU leadership scholarship, and the recipient of the top academic student. She will be performing a pop vocal for her talent. Meran has chosen S.C.A.N. "Stop Child Abuse Now" as her platform.
Jessica Labrum is the 18 year old daughter of Scott and Mindi Labrum of Castle Dale. She is a 2009 graduate of Emery High School. She will be a sophomore at Snow College and is working towards an associates of science degree. She plans to obtain a bachelors degree in secondary education. She is a recipient of the Snow College academic scholarship, and honors ACT Science. She was crowned Jr. Miss Castle Dale in 2007 and was Miss Castle Dale 2009. She will be performing a pop vocal for her talent. Jessica has chosen "Zero Fatalities" as her platform.
Ariel Halton is the 18 year old daughter of Kyle and Glenda Hansen of Huntington. She is a 2010 graduate of Emery High School and will be attending the College of Eastern Utah in the fall. She plans to obtain a bachelors degree in elementary education and minor in special education. She is an honor society member and the recipient of the Academic All-Region 2009 award. She attended Girls State and placed third and above in many business categories. She was also a member of the first ever Emery High School Swim Team. She will perform a dance for her talent. "Accepting a Second Chance to be accepted: Encouraging students and teachers to Strive toward Education" will be Ariel's platform.
Natasha Brinkerhoff is the 18 year old daughter of David and Joan Brinkerhoff of Orangeville. She is a 2010 graduate of Emery High School and will be attending CEU this fall. She was a member of the Emery High School cheer team for three years and is a cancer survivor. She will be performing a dance for her talent. Natasha's platform is "Skin Cancer and the Dangers of Tanning Beds."
Elise DeBry is the 17 year old daughter of Mark and Darline Debry of Ferron. She will be a senior at Emery High in the Fall. After graduating from high school she plans to obtain a masters of elementary education degree and a cosmetology degree. She is a member of and president of the honor society, the recipient of the Hugh O'Brian youth (HOBY) leadership scholarship and is also the speech/drama Sterling Scholar. She will be performing a Broadway vocal for her talent. Elise has chosen "Patriotic Integrity" as her platform.