The 40th edition of the annual Miss Valentine’s Day Pageant sponsored by Gulf County Senior Citizens was held in front of a crowd at Wewahitchka Elementary School Feb. 8.


The 40th edition of the annual Miss Valentine’s Day Pageant sponsored by Gulf County Senior Citizens was held in front of a crowd at Wewahitchka Elementary School Feb. 8.



“It was the best pageant ever,” said Russ Scholz, president of the board of Gulf County Senior Citizens.



The Queen of Miss Gulf County, for ages 10th through 12th grades, was Deanna Sullivan who received a $250 scholarship.



Runner-up was Kylee Marie Hays.



Sydney J. McDonnell was named Miss Teen Gulf County for ages seventh through ninth grades.



She received a professional makeover from DeeDee Morris, owner of “Makeovers by DeeDee”. Morris is currently stylist for Miss Alabama.



Runner-up was Dakota Hornsby.



In the Miss Valentine Sweetheart category for girls aged fourth through sixth grades, the winner as MaKenzie Shae Davis with runner-up Madison Alexandria Watts.



Madison Renee Easter was named Little Miss Valentine in the contest for girls aged second and third grades.



Runner-up was MaKenzie Grace Lyle. Also competing were Emily Barwick, Sarah Kelsoe, Marley Middlebrooks and Angel Williams.



In the final judged category, Leilah DuPuie was named Little Miss Sweetheart in the contest for girls aged pre-K to first grade.



Also competing were Janie Marie Blackwood, Harley Boyatt, Hannah Causey, Ali Kole Ferry, Ana Kelsoe, Kimber Nichols, Jordan Pippin, Alexandra Faith Precott and Eden Lee Rustin.



The Baby Valentine Princess category for youngsters aged 0-3 was not judged, but competing were Alexandria Marie Toney, Miranda Leeann Easter, Lay’onia Colleen Yarbrt and Aliah Dannielle Ferry.



Gulf County Senior Citizens thanks all 25 girls who participated.



Thanks also go out to the sponsors for their donations and Gulf County Senior Citizens.



All funds raised benefit Gulf County Senior Citizens.