On the evening of Oct. 27, the reigning Little Miss Las Amigas queen Cadence Noel Roberts passed her crown to the new queen Charleigh Tremayne Houston during the 38th Little Miss Las Amigas Pageant.

Charleigh is the daughter of Latajah Knox and Barry Stewart Jr. A kindergartener at South Elementary School, she attends Faith United Methodist Church in Mooresville. Charleigh loves to sing, dance, read, color and talk and aspires to be a nurse. Her sponsor was her great-grandmother Mildred Ware.

The event, which used the theme of “I’m Coming Out,” was held at the Charles Mack Citizen Center, 215 N. Main St., Mooresville at 5 p.m. with six young girls seeking the title of Little Miss Las Amigas 2019.

The contestants participated in several chapter functions and participated on the program showing their individual talents. The pageant is designed to be a rewarding and memorable experience for each girl. This year’s contestants were: Heaven Amor Cauthen (Mildred Phifer, sponsor); Bella Patrice Dalton, (Betty Miller, sponsor); Jur’nee Te’Miir Howard, (Phyllis Alexander, sponsor); Khloe Ava Renee Jones (first runner-up, Beatrice Spaulding, sponsor); and Skylar Ricks (second runner-up, Sadie Thompson, sponsor).

Robin McKinney, the Southwest Region Las Amigas Inc. queen, served as the mistress of ceremonies. McKinney is a member of the Gastonia Chapter Las Amigas, Incorporated and serves as vice president.

“It is indeed an honor and joyous time as we continue to sponsor the Little Miss Las Amigas Pageant, making a difference in the lives of young girls who aspire to excel,” said Beatrice Spaulding, fund raising chairperson. “We give a very special thanks to the Mooresville community for your support and monetary donations as we celebrated the 38th pageant to enable the chapter to serve the community.”

Proceeds received from the event will be used to support local service agencies, sponsorship of scholarships to high school seniors and numerous community service projects that exemplify the five-point programmatic thrusts of Las Amigas. These include economic development, education, family, health and political awareness.

Member of the Mooresville chapter are Betty Miller, president; Sadie Thompson, Phyllis Alexander, Mildred Ware, Beatrice Spaulding, Mildred Phifer, Elaine Flowe, Rosie Bailey and Ruth Johnson.

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