The 1963 Miss Trion
pageant featured 72 contestants sponsored by one of the Trion Mill
(Riegel) departments or by a local merchant. The event was sponsored by
the Trion Parent-Teacher Association and was held at the high school
cafetorium. The judges were from Loveman's, a department store in
Chattanooga. Some of the door prizes donated by local merchants
included costume jewelry from Redford's 5 & 10 Cent Store, a box of
Nunnally candy from Jackson Drug Company, and a CorningWare set from
young ladies were a few of the contestants hoping to win the title of
Miss Trion for 1963. In front is the 1962 Miss Trion, Cheryl
Brown, who also was chosen as Miss Chattooga County the same year. Standing
behind her are, from left to right, Beth Freeman, Gail Allen, Andrea
Maddox, Juanelle Ramey, Ann Hix, Jan Woods, Susan Little, Diane Allmon,
and Joyce Roberts. The photograph appears to have been taken at Riegeldale Tavern in Trion.
Chandler, a junior at Trion High School, won the title of Miss Trion of
1963. She is shown in the center, front row. The runners-up included
second runner-up Ann Saylors (front left) and first runner-up Susan
Little (front right). Other finalists standing in back are, from left
to right, Jan Woods, Janice Carson, Nancy Jim Floyd, Rita McKenzie,
Mary Frank Erwin, Karen Wilson, and Andrea Maddox.
Chandler is shown being crowned by the previous year's Miss Trion and,
coincidentally, Miss Chattooga County, Cheryl Brown. The man on the
left is Trion High School PTA President James (Jimmy) McKenzie. Norman McClellan was Master of Ceremonies.
photograph taken at the Miss Trion event held at the Trion High School
Cafetorium. A few days later, Joy Chandler was crowned once again by
Cheryl Brown, this time as Miss Chattooga County for 1963 at a ceremony
held at the Chattooga High School auditorium.
Photographs by T.Emmett Nunn. Courtesy of Chattooga Library. Information from the Trion Facts.