Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

G Gathering Miss Virginia Recital Raises Money for Scholarships

Miss Virginia Recital Raises Money for Scholarships



The 7th Annual Miss Virginia Recital was held at the home of Don and Alvene Buckley in Hickory. Raffles and auctioned items raised money for scholarships for the Miss Virginia Pageant. The Buckleys have been active for decades in local and statewide pageants. Alvene is well known for her successful mentoring of young women in their quest to be responsible community citizens as they participate in beauty pageants.


Miss Peninsula Desiree Williams, left, and Miss Hampton-Newport News Phyllicia Whittingham

From left: Miss Arlington Courtney Garrett, Miss Greater Hampton Roads Courtney Meade and Miss Virginia 2011 Elizabeth Crot

From left: Miss Hampton-Newport News Outstanding Preteen Brigid Kelly, Miss Norfolk Outstanding Teen Abby Munday, Miss Greater Hampton Roads Outstanding Preteen Samariah Cordew, and Miss Greater Richmond Outstanding Preteen Brittany Trump

Recital committee members Diane Shelor, owner of Edge Fitness, and Bud Moulse

Director of Miss Chesapeake Jeff Bunn and Miss Arlington Courtney Garrett

Miss Greater Hampton Roads Outstanding Teen Alanna Ball and her dad

Miss Norfolk Shelby Smith

From left: Miss Greater Richmond Outstanding Preteen Brittany Trump, Miss Hampton-Newport News Outstanding Preteen Brigid Kelly, Miss Norfolk Outstanding Teen Abby Munday, and Miss Greater Hampton Roads Outstanding Preteen Samariah Cordew

Millie Harris, owner of Millie Harris Voice Studies in Virginia Beach, and Mistress of Ceremony Tamika Mills

Miss Greater Hampton Roads Courtney Meade

Millie Harris, left, and The Shopper's publisher, Jean Loxley-Barnard

Miss Roanoke Valley Rosemary Willis

Kathy Jones

Recital committee member Jackie Moore, who donated the custom cakes for auction, and WCTV Channel 48 Television Producer/Director Jim Hazel

Mistress of Ceremony Tamika Mills holding a wreath and some of the baskets that were raffled

The many gift baskets that were raffled

Miss Greater Richmond Outstanding Preteen Brittany Trump, left, and Miss Greater Hampton Roads Outstanding Preteen Samariah Cordew

Miss Greater Richmond Outstanding Teen Casey Shepard

Miss Virginia 2011 Elizabeth Crot and Miss Virginia's Outstanding Preteen 2011 Jordan Frankos modeling the earring and necklace set that was auctioned to raise money for Miss Virginia scholarships

Recital committee member Bud Moulse and Miss Greater Hampton Roads Outstanding Preteen Samariah Cordew

Recital committee members Diane Shelor and host Don Buckley

Hostess Alvene Buckley, left, and recital sponsor Ann Higgerson

Miss Virginia 2011 Elizabeth Crot entertained the guests with her beautiful voice

Miss Greater Hampton Roads Outstanding Teen Alanna Ball, Miss Norfolk Outstanding Teen Abby Munday, Miss Greater Hampton Roads Outstanding Preteen Samariah Cordew, Miss Virginia'a Outstanding Preteen 2011 Jordan Frankos, Miss Virginia'a Outstanding Teen 2011 Dominick Fink, Miss Greater Richmond Outstanding Preteen Brittany Trump, Miss Greater Richmond Outstanding Teen Casey Shepard, Miss Tidewater Outstanding Preteen Taliyah Edwards, Miss Hampton-Newport News Outstanding Preteen Brigid Kelly

From left: Miss Arlington Courtney Garrett, Miss Greater Hampton Roads Courtney Meade, Miss Peninsula Desiree Williams, Miss Piedmont Region Bridget Lundberg, Miss Virginia 2011 Elizabeth Crot, Recital hosts Don and Alvene Buckley, Miss Norfolk Shelby Smith, Miss Portsmouth Seawall Madeleine Raiford, Miss Roanoke Valley Rosemary Willis, and Miss Hampton-Newport News Phyllicia Whittingham

From left: Miss Virginia's 2011 Outstanding Preteen Jordan Frankos, Miss Virginia's 2011 Outstanding Teen Dominick Fink, and Miss Virginia 2011 Elizabeth Crot