1963 Miss Trion & Miss Chattooga County

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 Stansell Furniture.

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These 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.

Joy 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.

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Joy 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.

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Another 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.


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