The Miss Alabama Princess Camp – for 27 young Miss Alabama aspirants aged 5 to 12 – was held June 27 and 28 at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church and Miss Kelley’s School of Dance in Oneonta. Proceeds of $2,025 for the fundraiser went to Children’s Miracle Network, to be forwarded to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Shown are, back row from left: Ellen Hardy, Miss Covered Bridge 2013; Caitlin Brunnell, Miss Alabama 2014; and Elizabeth Cramer, Miss Leeds 2015. Front row center is Tori Wester of Oneonta. Children from throughout the state attended. They each painted a canvas, learned a group dance, were coached on stage etiquette, and made get-well cards for Children’s Hospital. The older ‘Misses’ served as instructors. The event was sponsored jointly by The Miss Alabama Pageant and The Miss Covered Bridge Pageant.
– Ron Gholson