Pickens Rec Report

By Cheri Anthony
Pickens Recreation Director

I want to begin by thanking our football and cheerleading participants who came to Rec Night at the Pickens High School vs. West-Oak game on Friday, Sept. 9. 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 Easley and Westminster who came to play football!

I would like to commend the Spirit Queen participants. The combined efforts of these 11 young ladies raised $1,431.27, which will go toward our scholarship program. Way to go, ladies! The Spirit Queen contestants and their escorts were as follows: Lydia Fuller was escorted by her brother, Isaac Fuller; Bailey Whitehead was escorted by her father, Travis Whitehead; Aubrie Smith was escorted by Landon Brissey; Hannah Chapman was escorted by her brother, Trevor McAlister; Kierstin Jackson was escorted by Zalen Tompkins; Hannah Hall was escorted by her father, Corey Hall; Allison Morgan was escorted by her father, Mickey Morgan; Jillian Gilstrap was escorted by her brother, Elijah Taylor; Lucy Nix was escorted by her father, Kiley Nix; Makayla Miller was escorted by her father, Bryan Miller; and Amrie’lee Elrod was escorted by her brother, Tanner Elrod. Congratulations ladies on a job well done!!!

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Pickens Recreation Spirit Queen winners, from left — Princesses Miss Hannah Hall, Miss Amrie’lee Elrod and Miss Allison Morgan, Spirit Queen Miss Jillian Gilstrap, and Princesses Miss Aubrie Smith and Miss Kierstin Jackson.

Princess winners this year were Miss Allison Morgan, Miss Amrie’lee Elrod, Miss Hannah Hall, Miss Kierstin Jackson, Miss Aubrie Smith and Miss Hannah Chapman. The 2016 Pickens Recreation Spirit Queen was Miss Jillian Gilstrap!!!

Sponsoring a day-long event of this magnitude requires the support of many volunteers. We would like to thank the following individuals for helping to make Super Saturday a success. We will try and acknowledge those who were so instrumental, but please forgive us in advance for any oversights! A tremendous thank you to our concession gang: Robin Gilstrap, Lisa Burgess, Karen Maw, Shonna Cobb, Tina and Eston Noah Bergholm, Tristen Harris and Lauren Dow; gate-keepers: Robin Gilstrap, Chris Pridmore, Wes and Tricia Raby; press box duties: Marty Harris; clock operator: Robert Patterson; Spirit Queen Pageant helpers: Joyce Mock and Ally Willis; chain crew: Chris Pridmore, Brad Wimpey and Josh Burgess; and a special thank you to all those who stayed to help with trash detail. Thanks to Lowes of Easley for the beautiful flowers that were used in our Spirit Queen presentation. Finally, last but not least, thanks to Stan Butler and Pickens High School for the use of the stadium. As always, thank you parents for being such a great support group! We appreciate you allowing us to “have fun with” and know your beautiful children!

Come visit our booth this year at the 2016 Pumpkin Festival. We will again be serving hot dogs, nachos, sno-cones and pickles with all proceeds going toward Rec Department projects. This year’s festival is planned for this Saturday, Oct. 8. See you there!