Tammy Martin put aside all the work that went into the Miss Corry and Little Miss Corry pageants and, after the pageant was over with just said, “It was fun.”
This is the first year Martin has overseen the annual pageant, at which Corry picks new royalty during the pageant and coronation ceremonies.
The Miss Corry and Little Miss Corry pageant was held Friday night at the Corry Plaza, Route 6, as part of CorryFest, Corry’s three-day festival.
“The girls and their parents were both cooperative,” Martin said. “They made it so easy.”
Martin said she also had help from Pam Brown, executive director of the Corry Area Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors CorryFest. Brown provided a lot of information concerning the pageant.
And Martin relied on previous Corry royalty, too.
“I had help from 2009 Miss Corry, Jennell Linden, and 2008 Miss Corry, Michelle Hellyer,” Martin said.
Hellyer is the reigning 2009 Miss Canadohta Lake.
And, Martin relied on the judges for their selections. The five-panel judges were Kim Giardini, Barbara Diehl, Nicole Nichols, Joe Pifer, and Mary Evelyn Pifer.
Giardini, formerly Kim Troup, directed the pageant for several years.
Dave “Poppo” Popovich served as master of ceremonies for Miss Corry and Little Miss Corry. Corry Area High School graduate Kevin Nelson performed a solo, “You Lift Me Up,” prior to announcing the winners.
Martin said she thought there was a big turnout for the pageant, which was held on the lawn between the plaza parking lot and Route 6.
Prior to the pageant, CorryFest patrons could participate in games, take advantage of food vendors, and listen to a live performance by local band Big Brother Bob.
Corry Fire Department’s aerial ladder truck was also on hand.
The first night of CorryFest went out with a bang with a fireworks display at 10 p.m.
Activities continued Saturday and Sunday downtown in Corry City Park.