Chamber crowns Founders Day Queen
Wesson Chamber of Commerce crowned Ally Sullivan the town's new Founders Day Queen at the annual event last month that celebrates the life and culture of the community.
Over the next year, Sullivan will represent the local Chamber as Wesson's ceremonial royalty at business grand opening and other special events.
The daughter of Kandi and Dwight Sullivan is a junior at Wesson Attendance Center, where she is also a member of the Cobra Yearbook Staff, National Beta Club, Student Council Representative, Vice President of the Junior Class and member of the Wesson High School Band and Color Guard. She plans to attend Co-Lin after graduating from Wesson High School, and is a major in Cybersecurity/ Criminal Justice or Pediatric Nursing.
Why did she want to be Founders Day Queen? “I would love to represent my town as Founder Day Queen to meet new people, give back to the place I was raised and show my love for our small town.”
In addition to the entertainment, food, shopping specials and fun time, Founders Day festivities featured a 5K Run/Walk that kicked off the two-day event and a car show.
Overall winners of the 5K Run in the men's and women's categories were Logan Hux and Yemy Wolf. Under age 20, over age 21 and over age 36 division winners Logan Hux (first), Noah Brister (second) and A.J. Perkins (third); Yemy Wolf (first), Amber Brinson (second) and Jessica Breazeale (third); and Brian Norwood (first), Toby Williamson (second) and Ricky Breazeale (third).
Karley Shannon (first), Kate Norwood (second) and Jenny Selman (third) were the winning walkers.
In the car show, the Participant Choice winner was a 1956 Oldsmobile Rocket 88 owned by Roxanne Douglas of Wesson, and Chamber of Commerce Choice winner was a 1915 Ford Model T Tourer owned by Brian and Mandy King of Wesson.
Wesson Chamber Commerce organizes and manages the annual Founders Day events.