2017-10-11 / Front Page

Little Miss Colquitt to Participate in National Peanut Festival Pageant


Little Miss Colquitt, Madelyn Maeleigh Wells Little Miss Colquitt, Madelyn Maeleigh Wells Madelyn Maeleigh Wells, the seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jason Wells of Colquitt was crowned Little Miss Colquitt this past April. Since that time she has been preparing to represent the city of Colquitt in the Little Miss National Peanut Festival Pageant, which will be held in Dothan, Alabama on Saturday, October 21. Approx. 40 contestants from Georgia, Florida, and Alabama will compete in a private interview with the panel of judges and then in on on-stage heirloom gown walk beginning at 5:00 PM (CST).

She has been busy over the summer attending various parties and teas to get to know the other contestants as part of the journey of competing in this pageant. She is most looking forward to a “Tour of McDonald’s Day” with police escorts on Friday, October 20th. She has spent time raising items for the Wiregrass Humane Society as a way to help contestants understand volunteer work at an early age. She has enjoyed the numerous practices she has attended and feels honored to be representing the “Mayhaw Capital of the World” in the National Peanut Festival pageant. After the pageant, she is also looking forward to riding in the National Peanut Festival Parade that will kick off the start to the annual festival.

Maeleigh is a second grade student at Miller County Elementary School. Her favorite thing about the second grade is having Mrs. Dana Nunnery and Mrs. Wendi Donley as her teachers. She is the older sister of Maggie and Hudson, and the younger sister to Harbor. She is the granddaughter of Ronnie and Belinda Herring of Dothan, AL. and Charles Wells of Colquitt, GA and the great- granddaughter of Joyce Wells and the late Harry Wells also of Colquitt.

When asked her favorite type of peanut, she quickly responded, “I like them best when they’re boiled and made by my PawPaw!”

For anyone wanting to support our hometown girl this year by attending, they may contact Mrs. Michelle Wells for advanced tickets at $10 per person or may purchase at the Dothan Civic Center on October 21. The City of Colquitt is extremely proud to have someone as young as she is representing all of Colquitt in such a large, prestigious event.

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