By Debra Davis
||Miss Alabama Agriculture Hannah Lynne Etheridge of Clarke County, center, poses with her court following the pageant. From left are, third alternate Lauren Casey East of Pike County, first alternate Meghan Nicole Patterson of Chilton County, Miss Etheridge, second alternate Kimberly Ann Henderson of Coffee County, and Miss Congeniality Charity Nicole Williamson of Russell County.
Hannah Lynne Etheridge of Clarke County was crowned Miss Alabama Agriculture during the closing session of the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 86th annual meeting in Mobile. Miss Etheridge is a 19-year-old freshman at the University of South Alabama and the daughter of Chip and Billie Jo Etheridge of Thomasville.
As the winner, she received a $2,000 scholarship and the use of a new Dodge Avenger for the next year. Miss Etheridge will represent Alfa Farmers at a variety of events during the coming year where she will promote the state’s largest industry - agriculture. The pageant is sponsored by the Federation’s Young Farmers Division, which celebrated its golden anniversary during this year’s annual meeting.
Meghan Nicole Patterson of Chilton County won first alternate and $750 in the pageant. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Jerry and Ann Patterson of Thorsby and is a freshman at the University of Montevallo.
Kimberly Ann Henderson of Coffee County won second alternate and received $500. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Vicki Kilpatrick of Enterprise and is a sophomore at Auburn University.
Lauren Casey East of Pike County won third alternate and $300. She is the 21-year-old daughter of Philip and Kathy East of Troy, and she attends Troy University.
Charity Nicole Williamson of Russell County was selected as Miss Congeniality by the other contestants who participated in the pageant and received a silver tray. She is the 20-year-old daughter of Steve and Pam Williamson of Phenix City and attends the University of Mobile.