The 18th annual Coalton Days will include a variety of events throughout the week, with the main events taking place on Saturday.
To kick off the festivities, the Sunday Best Pageant is set at 7 p.m. today in the gymnasium of Coalton Elementary School. The pageant is open to girls ages 3 to 12, with 3- and 4-year-olds in the Wee Miss category, 5- and 6-year-olds in Mini Miss, 7- to 9-year-olds in Little Miss and 10- to 12-year-olds in the Junior Miss category.
Candice Roach, Sunday Best Pageant coordinator, said there are 17 girls competing in the pageant. A queen will be chosen for each category. The contestant with the highest overall score will be named Miss Coalton Spirit.
The Sunday Best Pageant contains two rounds: contestants will exemplify what they want to be when they grow up in the career-wear round and then they will put on their Sunday best in the second round.
The Miss Coalton Teen Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Coalton Elementary gymnasium. The pageant is for teens ages 13 to 18, and it has 10 contestants. Roach said the teen pageant will consist of three rounds: casual wear, evening gowns and a night out. While registration for both pageants is closed, the pageants are free and open to the public. Concessions will be available.
The pageant contestants include the following:
Savanna Marie Boylen, 3, daughter of Josh and Leslie Boylen of Coalton;
Peyton Brooke Stanton, 3, daughter of Steve and Michelle Stanton of Coalton;
Gracie Ann Collins, 4, daughter of Jeremiah and Debra Collins of Mabie;
Chloe Simmons, 5, daughter of Tim and Jenny Simmons of Mabie;
Breanna Nicole Stanton, 5, daughter of Steve and Michelle Stanton of Coalton;
Madalyn Jerzie-Unique Noel, 6, daughter of Trasonda Noel of Norton and Heath Turner;
Gwen Nicole Riffle, 6, daughter of Nicholas and Erica Riffle of Mabie;
Morgan Emalee Wagner, 6, daughter of Nick and Amelia Wagner of Coalton;
Sydnie Morgan Boylen, 7, daughter of Josh and Leslie Boylen of Coalton;
Olivia Ann Guire, 7, daughter of Tom and Jennifer Guire of Mabie;
Autumn Mackenzie Lane, 7, daughter of Sara Currence and Corey Lane of Norton;
Celia Marie Ricotilli, 7, daughter of Jeff and Brandi Ricotilli of Coalton;
Lyllian Grace Bradberry, 9, daughter of Michelle Bradberry of Mabie and Christopher Don Bradberry;
Kaeli Marisa Ricotilli, 11, daughter of Anthony and Shelley Ricotilli of Coalton;
Allison Jane Smith, 11, daughter of Donald and Sherry Smith of Mabie;
Sarah Ann Bodkins,12, daughter of Mike and Mary Bodkins of Coalton;
Shala Faith Rowan , 12, daughter of Jake and Tammy Rowan of Coalton.