Kelby ReAnn Nunley was crowned the 50th Little Miss Valentine in the pageant held Saturday night by reigning royalty Ella Faith Kesey. The little miss was also the People’s Choice recipient chosen from a field of 16 contestants in the event sponsored by the Morrison Ruritan.
Four-year-old Kelby enjoys singing, dancing and driving the Gator on the farm. Her proud parents are Chris and Chandi Nunley.
Others in the court are Harper Monroe Patrick, daughter of Jerry and Kandice Patrick, first; Spencer Jasey-Rae Daniel, daughter of Hunter Daniel, and Brittany Fann, second and Miss Congeniality; Lacey Anastin Hill, daughter of Johnathon and Amy Hill, third; and Tenlee Cate Medley, daughter of Jay and Chancy Medley, fourth.
In addition to the court, others named to the Top 8 are Abigail Miah Graves, daughter of Amanda Graves, and John Sullivan; Keymoni Monique Harris, daughter of Domonique Kniffin, and Kyrie Harris; and Anabelle Ziah Graves, daughter of Amanda Graves, and John Sullivan.
The pageant was emceed by Ryan J. Moore, and as part of the golden anniversary celebration, former queens were invited to attend the pageant. He recognized the returning queens, with each given a rose and keepsake tote bag.
The first queen, crowned in 1968, Renee Simons Soldwedel was in attendance along with 28 other ladies.
“We were so pleased with our turnout of queens to help us observe this special occasion,” said pageant organizer Darlene Bryant.