PITTSTON — The annual Maine Strawberry Pageant coronation is planned for Sunday during the Pittston Fair, which begins today. This year the girls have helped at the fairgrounds, cleaning up flower beds, had a pizza party, tour and visit at VA Maine Healthcare Systems-Togus and the Maine Veterans’ Home. The pageant has three age groups: Blossoms, 5-7 year olds, Princess, 10-13 and Queen, 16-20. They will help give out ribbons, help announce events, make and sell strawberry shortcakes and various other events at the fair. Contestants include:.

STRAWBERRY BLOSSOM

Brynnlea Chaisson, 6, is the daughter of Travis and Elizabeth Chaisson, of Pittston. She will be in first grade at Pittston School in the fall. She plays soccer, field hockey, basketball and softball. She also takes tap and ballet dance classes at Ampersand Dance Academy. Brynnlea loves eating Pigs in a Blanket. Her favorite movie is “Finding Nemo.” When she grows up she wants to be a dentist and work with her mom.

Gianna Finley, 7, is the daughter of Jason and Melissa Finley, of South China. She will be in third grade at China Primary in the fall. She plays softball, soccer, swimming, fishing and 4 wheeling. She also likes to play Barbies and sing. Her pet’s name is Bella. She likes to eat broccoli and cheddar soup from Panera. When she grows up she wants to be a singer.

Devin French, 7, is the daughter of Vicky Dubay and Ivan French, of Mercer. She will be in the second grade at Mill Stream Elementary School in the fall. She likes helping people and playing with her cousins. Her pet’s name is Buddy. Her favorite food is pizza and her favorite movie is “Doc Mc Stuffins.” When she gets older she would like to be a doctor and help children.

Ashley Kalloch, 7, is the daughter of Jeremy and Lisa Kalloch, of Whitefield.She will be in the second grade at Whitefield School in the fall. She enjoys playing games with her dad and playing with her sister Deanndra. She is in the Girl Scouts and does scrapbooking. Her favorite foods are raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. Her favorite movie is “101 Dalmations.” When she grows up she wants to be a nurse and take care of people.

Taryn Nichols, 7, is the daughter of Norman and Alison Nichols, of Randolph. She will be in the second grade grade at Pittston School in the fall. She likes basketball, playing outside, swimming, reading and writing stories. She has animals named Krystal, MooMoo, Clover, Lily and Shelby. Her favorite food is angel hair pasta. She likes to play horses and play Sorry. When she grows up she wants to be a writer and illustrator.

Anna Reay, 6, is the daughter of Linwood III and Tonya Reay, of Readfield. She will be in first grade at Readfield Elementary in the fall. She likes to dance, basketball, and going draw-dadding with her brother and dad. She likes lobsters, clams and craw-daddys. Her favorite game is Uno. When she grows up she wants to be a dance teacher.

Lucy Severson, 6, is the daughter of Dwayne and Desi-Rae Severson, of Pittston. She will be in the first grade at Pittston School in the fall. She likes baseball, soccer, swimming, painting, reading, playing outside, canoeing and going to the movies. She likes to watch the movie “Brave.” Her favorite foods are fruits. When she grows up she wants to be a farmer.

Kassidy Stanley, 6, is the daughter of Bill Stanley and Nicole Oakes, of West Gardiner. She will be in first grade in the fall at Helen Thompson School. She likes soccer, track, the park, the beach, arts and crafts, playing Barbies, playing outside and swimming. Her favorite foods are cheeseburger and fries and mac and cheese. She likes the movies “Despicable Me” and “Frozen.” When she grows up she wants to be an elementary school teacher.

STRAWBERRY PRINCESS

Brookelynn Coutts, 13, is the daughter of Melissa Coutts and Dan/Samantha Coutts, of Randolph. She will be in the eighth grade at Gardiner Regional Middle School in the fall. She enjoys competitive cheering at Planet Cheer All-Stars, softball, and hanging out with friends and family. Her school activity is drama. he would like to be a dental hygienist and All-Star Cheer Coach after school. She attends church at Grey’s Baptist Church and likes to babysit and do fundraising. She is American Red Cross certified. Her sponsors include Apex Property Management and friends/family.

Kyla Driscoll, 11, is the daughter of Jeremy and Angela Moreland, of Pittston. She will be in the sixth grade at Gardiner Regional Middle School in the fall. Her hobbies include soccer and Junior Girl Scouts. Her interests are playing trombone, singing, drawing and reading.

She is involved in band, chorus and the Service Learning Committee at school. She would like to be an artist and she would also like to be a lifetime Girl Scout. Her sponsors include MIKA of Edgecomb and C&M Distributors.

Tori Grasse, 12, is the daughter of Tim and Kristin Grasse, of Windsor. She will be in the seventh grade at Windsor Elementary School in the fall. She likes riding horses, playing soccer, basketball, softball and playing with friends and running. Her school activities were playing basketball, Student Council and Drama Club. She would like to be a veterinarian. She has worked at the snack shack at school, volunteered at the Humane Shelter. Her sponsors include Green Bean Coffee Shop, Rapid Redemption, Nails and Toes, Guinevere Kennedy – Cosmetologist and Tropical Sensations II.

Desiree Marston, 13, is the daughter of Stephanie and Chris Marston, of Pittston. She will be in the eighth grade at Gardiner Regional Middle School in the fall. She likes to dance, do track and sing. For school activities she is in Select Chorus and does track. She also does drama and soccer. Her future plans include being a singer, a dancer and actor or an interior designer with her own babysitting business. Her sponsors include: Hallett’s Hilltop Stop, Canton Village, Red’s Pizza, Gardiner Apothecary, Brownies Restaurant and Randolph Ice Cream Shoppe.

Bailey Poore, 11, is the daughter of Emily and Jesse Morang, of Pittson. She will be in the sixth grade at Gardiner Regional Middle School in the fall. Her hobbies include basketball, soccer, track, softball, fishing, ice fishing and riding with her Grandfather and Uncle Jake in the trailer trucks. She is a member of the REACH Program (gifted and talented), sports teams and tutoring at school. Her future plans include continuing basketball and being either a hairdresser or pursuing a degree in orthotics and prosthetics. She has done community service on the Narrow Gauge Trail and helping younger kids in sports and tutoring. Her sponsors include Fowler Roofing, Randolph Redemption Center, Serendipity Salon, Gerards Pizza, The GirlTrend Shop, Village Jeweler and family.

Rebecca Truman, 13, is the daughter of Henry and Sherri Truman, of Chelsea. She will be in the ninth grade at Cony High School in the fall. Her hobbies include four-wheeling, camping, riding bikes, raising her pigs and chickens and spending time with friends and family. Her school activities include softball, basketball, soccer, chorus, Fun Run and helping with the younger kids. She plans to become a veterinarian technician to help animals. Her community service includes helping raise money for Relay For Life, volunteering at the community suppers and helping to make quilts for families that are facing hard times. Her sponsors are A.C. Towing, Dick Condon, Maine State Paving and No Bother.

STRAWBERRY QUEEN

Halee Flewelling, 17, is the daughter of Tammy Marks and Doug Flewelling, of Pittston. She will be in the 12th grade at Messalonskee High School. She enjoys playing sports and is an active member the Tamarack Pony Club in Pittston. Her school activities include varsity basketball and member of the National Honors Society. She will be applying for colleges in the fall with the hopes of being a veterinarian. Her community service includes volunteering at the Augusta Humane Society and with Rachael Fiske, DVM. She also volunteers at a nursing home in Oakland, an Alzheimer’s home in Belgrade and a soup kitchen in Waterville. Her sponsors include Ship Ahoy Motel and Harold and Lynn Gerard.

Isabella Ucci, 17, is the daughter of Jill Greenlaw and Dan Ucci, of Pittston. She will be in the 12th grade at Gardiner Area High School/homeschooled in the fall. She also works as a lifeguard at the Augusta YMCA. Her hobbies include horseback riding – English and Western, biking, swimming, photography, boating, art and camping. She is on the varsity swim, tennis and soccer teams. Her community service includes Trek Across Maine, volunteering for St. Mark’s Community Supper/Food Pantry, H.O.M.E – organized clothing donations, MOFA/Common Ground Fair, Pittston Fair, Youth Rep for GSME Board of Directors, Cinderella Project. She plans to graduate and attend college for graphic design and equine photography and show management. Her sponsors are The Girl Trend Shop, Village Store and friends and family members.

Joci Witham, 17, is the daughter of Stephanie and Jason Ostertag, of Chelsea. She will be in the 12th grade at Cony High School. Her hobbies include hunting deer, moose, ducks and birds. She likes to fish, snowmobile, dirt bike and go four wheeling. She plays lacrosse, soccer and basketball. She plans to go into the military as a diesel mechanic or be a nurse. Her community service includes helping at area businesses and cleaning the community. Her sponsors include The Cutting Edge, Scrummy Afters, Chapman Brothers, Amato’s Italian Sandwiches, The GirlTrend Shop, Monkitree, Bagel Mania and Dennis’ Pizza.


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