VERSAILLES – Versailles Poultry Days, Inc. is pleased to present the 15 women vying for the title of Miss Chick 2014. The contest, sponsored by Versailles Savings & Loan, will take place June 13 and 14, beginning with personal interviews at noon on Friday the 13th and the onstage interview beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday the 14th in the old VHS High School Gymnasium.
After 62 years of celebrating vibrant, dynamic young women as part of the Poultry Days Festival, the Miss Chick pageant has earned its place as a rich community tradition. Members of the Miss Chick court promote the festival throughout their reign acting as ambassadors to the Ultimate Frisbee community that participates in the tournament held in conjunction with the festival and at several other local festivals. The court members have also participated in philanthropic events that raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the Wounded Warrior Project.
In addition to the honor of representing Poultry Days during their reign, the 2014 court will also enjoy the largest cash prize offered in the contest’s history. The chosen Miss Chick will receive flowers, a plaque, crown and $400 for herself; First Runner-up will receive flowers, a plaque, and $200; and Second Runner-up will receive flowers, a plaque, and $150.
Elizabeth White, daughter of Ron & Rachel White, sponsored by Encore! Showchoir; Malinda Barlage, daughter of Tony & Kris Barlage, sponsored by Patterson Patchers 4-H Club; Abigail Nealeigh, daughter of David & Christa Nealeigh, sponsored by Nealeigh Veterinary Service; Emily Walters, daughter of Jeff & Kathy Walters, sponsored by Grade A Kids; Courtney Rose, daughter of Richard & Carolyn Rose, sponsored by Canine Capers 4-H Club; Rachel Osterloh, daughter of Luke & Sharon Osterloh, sponsored by Versailles FFA; Holly Dirksen, daughter of Tom & Brenda Dirksen, sponsored by Conover Motorsports; Cassidy Condon, daughter of Gary & Teresa Condon, sponsored by Edwin F. Nickol Monuments, Inc.; Gabrielle Walker, daughter of Scott & Lisa Mowen, sponsored by New Weston Pak-A-Sak; Ariana Barnhart, daughter of Frank & Melanie Barnhart, sponsored by Troy High School ASTRA Club; Presley Oda, daughter of Thomas & Shelly Todd, sponsored by Mae’s Beauty Salon; Taylor Stover, daughter of Eric & Julie Stover, sponsored by Pohl Transportation, Inc.; Cailin Litten, daughter of Doug & Lora Miller & Jeremy Litten, sponsored by Production Paint Finishers, Inc.; Abbey Didier, daughter of Kevin & Julie Didier, sponsored by Versailles Busy Beavers 4-H Club; and Andrea Luthman, daughter of Marvin & Dawn Luthman, sponsored by Bruns Animal Clinic
(Left to right) Taylor Stover, Rachel Osterloh and Holly Dirksen