The 26th Annual Miss Lincoln County Apple Queen Scholarship Pageant is set to take place at the James Warren Citizens Center in downtown Lincolnton Saturday, Aug. 14 at 7 p.m.
Beauties from all over the county, East to West are vying for the title of 2004 Lincoln County Apple Queen and scholarships awards: $2,500 for the queen; $1,000 for 1st runner-up; $750 for 2nd runner-up and $100 cash and an engraved Apple Plaque for Miss Congeniality.
The theme for this yearâ€™s pageant is â€œModern Womanâ€ and will feature local talent with song and dance for the entertainment portions of the pageant. The event is sponsored by the Lincolnton Business and Professional Womenâ€™s Organization (BPW/Lincolnton).
There will be NO advance ticket sales this year. Tickets will be sold at the door beginning at 5:45 p.m. The cost will be $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (60+) and children and 12 and under. All former Apple Queens are invited as guests along with reigning queens holding titles from around the state.
This yearâ€™s contestants are as follows:
Ashley Marie Arlow daughter of Tom and Cristina Arlow of Lincolnton. She is a 2004 graduate of Lincolnton High School and will be a freshman at Duke University majoring in Political Science.
Brittany Leigh Browning daughter of J.C. and Tim Slawter of Iron Station. She is a senior at East Lincoln High School.
Allison Marie Castle daughter of Steven and Marian Castle of Denver. She is a senior at North Lincoln High School.
Kierstyn Nichol Cavazos daughter of Lee and Patricia Cavazos of Denver. She is a senior at North Lincoln High School.
Laura Kathryn Drum daughter of Tommy and Dorea Drum of Lincolnton. She is a 2000 graduate of Lincolnton High School and is a senior at UNC-Charlotte majoring in Communications and Spanish.
Terran Elaine Farris daughter of Torben and Tammy Farris of Lincolnton. She is a 2004 graduate of Lincolnton High School and is a freshman at Gaston College majoring in Dental Hygiene and Broadcasting.
Valerie Michelle Fite daughter of Rev. Rick and Vivian Fite of Lincolnton. She is a senior at West Lincoln High School.
Ashlie Denise Kelley daughter of Cindy Kelley. She is a 2003 graduate of Lincolnton High School and is a sophomore at Gaston College studying to be a child psychologist.
Kristen Leigh Kinney daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryant Kinney. She is a 2003 graduate of Lincolnton High School and is a sophomore at Appalachian State University majoring in elementary education.
Ashley Nicole Lawing daughter of Gary and Annette Lawing of Maiden. She is a senior at North Lincoln High School.
Amber Sue Lawson daughter of William and Vicki Lawson of Lincolnton. She is a senior at Lincolnton High School.by Staff Reports