GALLIPOLIS — The 2014 River Recreation Festival went off without a hitch or a drop of rain as the crownings of the 2014 Junior Miss and River Recreation Festival Queens took place on Thursday evening.
After a parade of dozens of cars containing a multitude of contestants and winners drove through, the six Junior Miss contestants took the stage to answer questions about themselves and to show off their best Fourth of July wear.
Abby Vansickle took the crown, and Olivia Harrison was named First Runner Up.
Abby VanSickle is the daughter of Dale and Danella Newberry and attends Gallia Academy Middle School. Olivia Harrison is the daughter of Trent and Leda Harrison and attends South Gallia Middle School.
The other contestants were Kaylee Jones, daughter of Sholanda Petty and River Valley Middle Schooler, Ashleigh Miller, daughter of Amy Weaver and Gallia Academy Middle Schooler, Allivia Runyon, daughter of Steve and Kim Runyon and River Valley Middle Schooler and Tessa Skinner, daughter of David and Bridget Skinner and Gallia Academy Middle Schooler.