Alicia Hatcher, Miss Jackson County 2008-2009, won the title of Miss National Peanut Festival this weekend at the Dothan Civic Center. She was chosen out of a field of fifty area beauty queen title holders. For winning the festival title Alicia won a $5,000 scholarship and other prizes. She was also the winner of the Alabama Peanut Producers Scholarship for $500.
She also was in the top five finishers in the competition for Best Portfolio, Evening Gown Competition, and Best Interview. Alicia will now represent the Peanut Festival organization in numerous area events during her 2008-2009 reign as queen.
Alicia is the nineteen year old daughter of Chuck and Patte Hatcher. She has one sister, India. She is the granddaughter of Jerre and Christine Nettles of Marianna, and the late Peggy B. Nettles, Pat Odom and the late Jim Odom of Dellwood, Woodrow and Linda Hatcher of Marianna, FL and Chuck and Eileen Brown of North Haven, CT.
"Miss Grand Ridge" Ashleigh Lollie Wins 4th Runner Up Recognition
Ashleigh Lollie who is the current "Miss Grand Ridge" title holder also fared well at the Dothan event. Ashleigh won recognition as 4th Runner Up for the title of National Peanut Festival Queen, and was in the top five finishers in the Written Communications Competition and the Evening Gown Competition. She was the recipient of a $500 scholarship award.
Ashleigh is the daughter of Greg and Shannon Lollie of Grand Ridge. Her grandparents are Janice Kelton and Wayne Poole, and Billy and Lonia Lollie.
Jackson County can be very proud of both of these outstanding young ladies.
Ashleigh Lollie - Photography by Tabitha Conrad