Miss Rice Park 1979

10 Aug

Anyone recognize any of these lovely ladies?

The Miss Rice Park competition was held in conjunction with a fashion show titled “Beautiful People in Fashions” to raise funds to improve Rice Park. Proceeds from this event went towards completing payments on a concession stand and tennis court construction. This event was held at Ripley High School and admission was $2 per person.


Miss Rice Park

Miss Rice Park – Lauderdale County Enterprise April 5, 1979 edition

Miss Rice Park Contestants – Cynthia Harris, Sharon Watkins, and Trenice Currie.

Little Miss Rice Park Contestants – Kenya Toles, Vera Thompson, and Angela Pierson


And for the winners…

Miss Rice Park Winners

Miss Rice Park Winners – Lauderdale County Enterprise April 12, 1979 edition

Little Miss Rice Park – Kenya Toles

Miss Rice Park – Cynthia Harris




– Tiffany

– Source: The Lauderdale County Enterprise April 12, 1979 edition, The Lauderdale County Enterprise April 5, 1979 edition


5 Responses to “Miss Rice Park 1979”

  1. Portia Brent August 11, 2014 at 11:19 am #


    • Tiffany August 11, 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Hi. I don’t believe that your comment came through.

  2. Sharon Minor August 21, 2014 at 1:10 pm #

    I am so happy you found this newspaper clip, I don’t have it and I am in the photo (Sharon Watkins). Awesome

    • Tiffany August 22, 2014 at 8:46 am #

      Thanks for commenting. I’m glad that you got to see it. Do you have any memories of the competition that you would like to share?

      • Sharon W. Minor October 27, 2014 at 9:12 pm #

        Tiffany, first let me thank you for your dedication and for the accurate, and available archives of Lauderdale Co. History. It is the best and I tell everyone about it. As far as memories of the competition, I was not in it to win. But it was a great experience to prepare me for the future. I still go back to the warm fee lings, acceptance, and self confidence that I obtained from my Lauderdale Co upbringing. I did not know it then, but it was and is a blessing to have participated. I thank my Father, Rogers Watkins and extended family for pushing me. My Aunt Anna Rose Watkins always saved the newspaper clippings and attended everything I participated in. Many fond memories. Blessing to you and your family

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