Pickens Rec Report

By Cheri Anthony

Pickens Rec Director

I want to begin by thanking our football and cheerleading participants who came to Rec. Night at the Pickens High School vs Liberty game on

Winners, from left: Princesses Katie-Ann Acuff, Alli Morgan and Kayleigh Seaborn, Spririt Queen Hannah Chapman, Princesses Aelina Williams and Alli Morgan. Back row: 2014 Spirit Queen Isabelle Caroline Harris.

Winners, from left: Princesses Katie-Ann Acuff, Alli Morgan and Kayleigh Seaborn, Spririt Queen Hannah Chapman, Princesses Aelina Williams and Alli Morgan. Back row: 2014 Spirit Queen Isabelle Caroline Harris.

Friday, September 4. The kids who attended received a miniature football as a thank youJ 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 apologize for the scheduling changes.

I would like to commend the Spirit Queen participants. The combined efforts of these 12 young ladies raised $768.49 which will go towards our scholarship program. Way to go ladies!!! 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; Hannah Chapman was escorted by Trevor McAlister; 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. Congratulations ladies on a job well done!!!

Princess winners this year were Miss Alli Morgan, Aelina Williams, Ally Gilstrap, Katie Ann Acuff and Kayleigh Seaborn.

Our 2015 Pickens Recreation Spirit Queen was Miss Hannah Chapman! Crowning our winner this year was our reigning 2014 Spirit Queen, Miss Isabelle Caroline Harris.

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: Crystal and Caitlin Miller, Scott and Lori Hanson, Kayla Underwood, Chad, Lydia and Ansley Trotter, Jane Tinsley, Laura Pace, Stephanie Ramey and Rick Chappell; press box duties: Marty Harris and Dewayne Bennett; clock operator: Robert Patterson; Spirit Queen Pageant helpers: Patti Roach and Nancy Ford; and a special thank you to all those who stayed to help with trash detail. Thanks to Lowes of Easley for the beautiful mums that were used in our Spirit Queen presentation. Finally, last but not least, thanks to Stan Butler, John Boggs 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!

Following Super Saturday, the Rec. Dept. hosted a community NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition. Boys and girls between the ages of 6 to 15 were welcome to compete. Winners in each age division were as follows: 8/9 boys-1st-Carter McCollum; 12/13 girls 1st-Ally Niles; 14/15 girls 1st-Alexis Holliday. The 1st place winners in each division will now 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 hotdogs, nachos, sno-cones and pickles with all proceeds going towards Rec. Dept. projects. This year’s festival is planned for Saturday, October 10. See you there!

Mark your calendars now, basketball registration begins in October.

Until next time…