April 17-- Over 100 girls competed in six categories for crowns in this year's Vidalia Onion Festival pageant sponsored by the Vidalia Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association.
(L-R) Junior Miss Vidalia Onion Angela Robertson, Miss Onion Seed Nora Grace Mercer, Miss Vidalia Onion Amanda Lawler and Miss Spring Onion Calista Brogdon.
Miss Vidalia Onion for 2011 is 19-year-old Amanda Lawler who also won "The People's Choice Award." She receives the $1,000 Sandra Way Scholarship from ABWA. A $500 scholarship goes to first runner-up Macey McIntyre and a $250 scholarship to second runner-up Heather Stille. Maggie Krulic came in third and Devin Jones was fourth runner-up.
The Junior Miss Vidalia Onion is 14-year-old Angel Robertson of Metter, a student at J.R. Trippe Middle School in Vidalia. First runner-up is MacKenzie Wilkerson, second Hunterpaige McDaniel, third Lindsey Hattaway and fourth Madison Hart.
Little Miss Onion Toddler is Lexy Reynolds, Miss Onion Seed is Nora Grace Mercer, Miss Onion Sprout is Kylei McCoy and Miss Spring Onion is Calista Brogdon.
Leah Farrow served as the ABWA chairwoman for this year's pageant, one of the largest in recent history.