Schaaf wins Oakley costume contest

GREENVILLE–Another one of the highlights of the Miss Annie Oakley Shooting Contest preliminaries is the costume judging.

This year it went to Hope Schaaf, 16-year-old daughter to Raymond and Teresa Schaaf.

The Greenville High School student said she and her mother came up with the idea for her costume, which mostly consisted of items they purchased at Goodwill.

“Annie wore lots of medals, a star on her hat, a little scarf with a pendant and some spats with her boots,” Hope said. “Annie had her hair down and wore gloves.”

In explaining the plaid sash she wore around the waistline, she indicated that Annie Oakley came back from Great Britain wearing a plaid sash.

“We bought all of this from Goodwill, except for the pendant which we found at Cato’s,” said Hope’s mother.

Last year, Hope was a runner-up in the shooting contest. Then she wore a costume her grandmother, Anna Lee Dickerson, had made, but did not place in that part of the competition.

With Hope at the contest Wednesday night were her parents; grandparents and sponsors, Anna Lee and Dale Dickerson, and an aunt, Barbara Imes.

A junior, Hope will be going to Edison State College as well as Greenville High School and majoring in criminology.

She received a plaque, sash and corsage for winning.

PHOTO CAPTION: Hope Schaaf displays her winning costume during the Miss Annie Oakley preliminaries on Wednesday evening. (Ryan Berry photo)

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