Miss Tacky 2011 crowned
Miss Tacky 2011 and a variety show was held at the Melody Theater in Leachville on June 11 with all proceeds going to the Buffalo Island Relay for Life.
Larry Davis served as emcee of the pageant with each contestant trying to "out tacky" the others.
In between the tacky competition, several local singers performed.
Ramona Vancleve sang the National Anthem. Other talent included The Jackson Five performing Rockin' Robin; Ramona Vancleve singing Harper Valley PTA and It's Raining Men; Steven Mays sang the Ballad of the $40 and the Anniversary Song; and Lisa Lloyd sang Me and Bobby McGee. The Buffalo Island Soggy Bottom Boys from Monette Manor sang Constant Sorrow and Your In the Jailhouse Now.
It was difficult for the judges to choose the Most Tacky of all. Contestants included Mustang Granny (Vickie Hill wearing her cap and gown); Groovy Mary Jane (Brenda Laffoon in her hippy bell bottoms and peace tees-shirt); Miss Leachville Nursing Home 2011 (Ann Wells with her bun and walker); Beautimus Bobbie Bubble (Karen Wallace wearing her sassy polka dot bikini bottoms); I am a Beauty Mess (Shirley Thompson wearing her flashy outfit); White Trash (Barbara Lloyd wearing a costume made of trash bags); Silly Sally (Katherine Clowers) and Chuckles (Bradley Mays) clown duo juggling and blowing bubbles; Pat McCann the mule skinner (Mona Vancleve in her cowboy hat and boots).
Judges tallied the finals with a score from 4 to 10 including tackiest dress, best personality, crowd pleaser, best all around, and most photogenic.
The top three included the second runner-up Mona; first runner up was I am a Beauty Mess; and the 2011 winner was Beautimus Bobbie Bubbles the Beach Bunny from Leachville, Karen Wallace.
Relay Chairman Brenda Matheny presented her with flowers and a crown.
"We appreciate everyone who participated and helped," Matheny said. "It is for a good cause. We can hope someday cancer will be eliminated."