Miss Mess Pageant held for good cause

Friday, September 19, 2003

It was for a good cause so a group of men and young boys volunteered to put on a show at the Buffalo Island Relay for Life Miss Mess contest Friday night.

The Melody Theatre was packed and the event raised nearly $1,400.

Melvin Browning and Barry Wells served as Emcee's for the event. Judges were Bonnie McFarlin, Nancy Reynolds and Chris McFarlin.

Little Miss Mess contestants included Forrest Robertson, Jeremy Smith, Kolbi Platz, Alex Field, Aaron Tate, Mark Stone, Anthony Herrera, Ken Womack, Dalton Womack, Drake Brown and Chase Jackson.

First runner up was Dalton Womack. Anthony Herrera was crowned Miss Mess 2003.

Browning praised the young men for taking a part in the fundraiser that will benefit cancer victims.

Twenty-eight contestants, some a bit scary, took part in the Miss Mess competition. Bruce Wilson "Bambi" entertained with his dance routine and back flips and was named first runner-up.

Doyle Berckefeld was crowned 2003 Miss Mess.

Other participants included Franklin Patton, Larry Davison, James Keith, Mark Johnson, Willis Lambert, Keith Evans, Tony Nix, Terry Routon, Larry Rolland, Daniel Fry, Jim Kennett, Joe Hultquist, Bill Hetler, Mitchell Lasater, Troy Waddell, Carl Warren, Charles Woods, Danny Hall, Jody Bogus, Billy Ray Hetler, Mike Matheny, Bill Saben, Bobby Woods, Wayne Sexton, Terry Oliver and Barry Wells.

Entertainment was provided by members of the Relay for Life Steering Committee performing "If You Wanna Be Happy" and "Mother-in-Law" as it has never been performed before.

Door prizes were given away.

Sheila Spurlock, chairman of the steering committee for the Buffalo Island Relay for Life, thanked everyone for their attendance and especially the young men and men that participated in the show.

Spurlock encouraged everyone to attend the Relay for Life Friday night at Leachville City Park. Survivors registration begins at 5 p.m. with the survivor walk at 7 p.m.

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