Patrenos wins Little COTR title
Meredith Gray Patrenos is the 2013 Little Miss Christmas on the River.
She is the daughter of Gray and Shelley Patrenos and is a second grader at Sumter Academy.
She likes playing with her dogs, Belle and Jinx, and said her favorite thing about school is math class and having Mrs. Deb as her teacher.
Her court includes first alternate Lauren Olivia Tripp, second alternate Anna Weber Jackson, third alternate Avery Elizabeth Long and fourth alternate Sasser Elizabeth Braswell.
The other Top 10 contestants were Alle Grace Quarles, Sara Michael Overmyer, Adalyn Broox Lindsey, Madelyn Baty Singleton and Savannah Belle Sealy.
The judges had a tough job to do and named a Top 27. Those remaining contestants were Haley Rae Rowley, Ellie Kaye Meadows, Millie Grace Hill, Madeline Leigh Holley, Sophie Bryant Cameron, Mary Carlton Parten, Emma Kate Parr, Ashton Holladay Moorer, Anna Kate Morrison, Emery Elizabeth Wideman, Olivia Claire Vice, Lauren Renae Smith, Jakayla Rowser, Adesyn Faith Lynn, Maddie Grace Teal, Sarah Elizabeth Barnes Parten and Rylie Abigail Craft.
Other queens crowned this week were Mary Catherine Frances, Miss COTR; Alyssa Martinez, Junior COTR; and Buckley Elizabeth Nettles, Young COTR.