Tiny Miss Forestry Queen goes to state competition

Published 4:58 pm Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tiny Miss Decatur County Forestry Queen, Caroline Alaina Harrison, will be among more than 35 contestants from throughout the state of Georgia competing for Tiny Miss Georgia Forestry at the 70th Miss Georgia Forestry Pageant this year in Tifton, Ga.

The pageant date is set for June 12 at 7 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Tift County High School.

Harrison is the 4-year-old daughter of Emily Harrison of Climax, Ga., and Nick Bennett of Attapulgus, Ga. She was a pre-kindergarten student at Elcan-King Elementary School. She is also a student at the Murkerson Dance Academy in Bainbridge, where she participates in gymnastics and cheerleading. She is a member of Climax Baptist Church.

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Harrison began competing in pageants at the young age of 18 months. She won her first title of Teeny Miss Decatur County Forestry 2006 at the age of 2. She was named Tiny Miss Decatur County Forestry 2009 along with the award for prettiest smile and prettiest dress. She also won the title of Tiny Miss Sunburst U.S.A. 2009 including the photogenic award.

She has won numerous other trophies including first runner up in the Tiny Miss Grady County Forestry 2006, first runner up in Tiny Miss Dougherty County Forestry 2006, first runner up in the Teeny Miss Empire State of the South Moultrie Georgia 2006, second runner up in the Tiny Miss Early County Forestry 2009, the Tiny Miss Decatur County Photogenic Award 2007 and the Southern Tristate Pageant 2009 award for prettiest eyes and prettiest face.

She will soon travel to Tifton to compete along side her sister queens from Decatur County. By winning the title of Tiny Miss she receives expenses paid for entry into the state pageant. The forestry queens participated in raffle ticket sales and various other fund-raisers in order to raise money for their travel to Tifton, motel room, pageant attire and other expenses. The queens have participated in queen parties, parades, festivals and other activities while holding their titles.

Harrison is the granddaughter of Denise and Randy Harrison of Climax, Ga., Bruce Bennett of Attapulgus and Lelah Brown of Havana, Fla.