Inaugural Christmas queens crowned Nov. 18

Published 12:38 pm Wednesday, November 22, 2023

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The Elizabethton Parks & Recreation stage held a wealth of beauty and grace Nov. 18 when numerous little Christmas queens were crowned during the Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen Pageant.

The pageant benefited the local Toys for Tots and Maui, Hawaii, fire victims.

“I was thrilled to direct the inaugural ‘Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen’ Charity Pageant,'” said the director, Amy Simmons, who currently holds the “World’s Classic Ms. Tourism 2024” title. “With this special holiday pageant, we wanted to not only help our community locally, but help fellow Americans across the ocean. From our mountains to their island, we send our prayers.”

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There were 42 contestants and seven age-division queens crowned and they were supported by their “royal courts.” The contestants competed in formal gowns and dresses and brought a picture for the photogenic contest.

“This special holiday pageant will always be one to remember, full of such joy, love and many happy memories made,” Simmons added.

Age-division queens are as follows:

● “Wee Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen” – Kinsley Rhinehart
● “Tiny Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen” – Brenlee Hatfield
● “Little Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen” – Kennedy Sparks
● “Junior Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen” – Michaela White
● “Senior Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen” – Gracie Hancock
● “Elegant Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen” – Makayla Houghton
● “Classic Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen” – Donna Lenard
● “Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen Supreme Photogenic” – Maggie White and Michaela White
● “Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen Community Service” – Brooklyn Lawley
● “Miss Elizabethton Christmas Queen People’s Choice” – Mackenzie Kate Rogers

Simmons said she looked forward to upcoming pageants, the “Miss Tennessee Hearts of Hope” Feb. 24, benefitting the Foundation For Fallen Officers of Tennessee, and “Miss America the Beautiful” May 18, benefitting Military-Blue Star Mothers of America.

For information on how to be a part of upcoming pageants, contact Simmons at 540-392-9138 or