PICKENS — I want to thank our football and cheerleading participants who came to Rec Night at the Pickens High School versus Liberty game on Sept. 4. The kids who attended received a miniature football as a thank you. Parents, thank you for bringing your children and supporting our events.
A huge thank you to all the volunteers who made Super Saturday so successful. The weather was perfect which made the festivities fun for all. Also, thanks to all the parents who were so supportive of the children and to our neighbors from Anderson who came to play football.
I would like to commend the Spirit Queen participants. The combined efforts of these 12 young ladies raised $768.49 which will go toward our scholarship program.
The Spirit Queen contestants and their escorts were as follows: Abbigail Porter was escorted by Ryan Ford; Ella Grace Boynton was escorted by Bryson Harris; Natalie Boggs was escorted by Chann Gray; Alli Morgan was escorted by her father, Micky Morgan; Kaydence Bell was escorted by Griffin Duncan; and Hannah Chapman was escorted by Trevor McAlister.
Also, Ally Gilstrap was escorted by her brothers, Elijah Taylor and Alex Gilstrap; Aelina Williams was escorted by her father, Sam Williams; Gracie Lusk was escorted by her brother, Gradie Lusk; Kayleigh Seaborn and Katie Ann Acuff were escorted by their brother Zachary Seaborn-Acuff; Amber Saitta was escorted by Drew Freeman; and Ashlyn Knight was escorted by her brother, Xander Knight.
Princess winners this year were Alli Morgan, Aelina Williams, Ally Gilstrap, Katie Ann Acuff and Kayleigh Seaborn. Our 2015 Pickens Recreation Spirit Queen was Hannah Chapman. Crowning our winner this year was our reigning 2014 Spirit Queen Isabelle Caroline Harris.
Following Super Saturday, the Rec Dept hosted a community NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition. Boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 were welcome to compete. Carter McCollum was first in the 8/9 boys division, Ally Niles was first in the 12/13 girls division and Alexis Holliday was first in the 14/15 girls division.
The first place winners in each division advance to the sectional competition on Oct. 24 at Greenville High School. Congratulations to all participants and good luck to those who advanced. A big thank you to Scott Kelley who stayed and helped with the competition.
Come visit our booth this year at the 2015 Pumpkin Festival. We will again be serving hot dogs, nachos, sno-cones and pickles with all proceeds going toward Rec Dept projects. This year’s festival is planned for Oct. 10.
Cheri T. Anthony is the director of the Pickens Recreation Department, located at 545 Sangamo Road in Pickens.