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From Pioneerette to Predator
Allison Chilton gives her brother Collin Smedley a hug on the balcony of the Hard Rock Cafe after she was named to the Predators dance team Sunday. Chilton, 18, is from McMinnville and danced four years with the Warren County Pioneerettes. - photo by Photo provided
Allison Chilton added to the growing list of girls from Warren County who have gone on to become dancers with professional sports teams when she made the cut with the Nashville Predators on Sunday.Chilton was named to the 20-girl Predators dance team, joining fellow McMinnville native Lakelyn Foutch on the squad. It will be the fifth consecutive season Warren County has had a former Pioneerette on the dance team, as Foutch danced for the team for three years before leaving last season and coming back this year. Holly Hodges was a Predators dancer for the past two years before deciding to pursue other job opportunities.Chilton, 18, is one of the youngest girls on the squad, but her dancing career dates back over a decade.