Five Hills royalty lend a hand to pageant sponsors
The Miss Copperas Cove Five Hills Scholarship Program is supported by more than 100 sponsors every year, allowing the program to award more than $70,000 in scholarships and prizes.
The titleholders rolled up their sleeves to reciprocate some of that support as they helped clean, organize and arrange merchandise at the Optimist Club Thrift Store on Saturday. Little Miss Five Hills Kadence Coombs and Junior Miss Five Hills Leslie Lindholm arranged books in the reading section.
“It’s fun to clean,” Lindholm said, smiling as she found places for each of the books.
Senior Ms. Five Hills Hope Ransom and Ms. Five Hills Heidi Cortez worked in the toy and baby section of the store while Five Hills Ambassador Trisha Stutz and Miss Five Hills Melissa Sartwell sorted through clothing donations and placed them on hangars for Baby Miss Five Hills Braelynn Liles, who hung them on racks with the help of her mom, Christy.
“Who said babies can’t work?” Christy Liles said, smiling as her 1-year old beauty queen hung the clothing on the rack and thought it was great fun.
Jr. Five Hills Ambassador Kaydence Weary and Pre-Teen Miss Five Hills Emily Kimball removed all of the empty hangars in other clothing sections and hung clothing by size and gender before moving to the linens section and getting it organized.
The royalty volunteer at the thrift store anytime they have an opening in their appearance schedule and appreciate the annual sponsorship of the pageant by the Copperas Cove Optimist Club.
The royalty also supported GymKix’s National Dance Day by volunteering in a variety of positions including the dance room, helping outside with fire and police, running the prize wheel, working in the tattoo booth and greeting at the door. They also got a little dancing in while they were there too, said instructor Ashley Coombs.
“It's always a pleasure to have the royalty help out at our events,” Coombs said. “They are ready and willing to do anything asked of them and they definitely helped to make National Dance Day run as smoothly as possible.”
One of the benefits companies and organizations receive when they sponsor the pageant is the ability to call on the royalty for assistance. On Thursday, the royalty assisted Chick-fil-A, which is also a pageant sponsor, with the monthly chamber mixer it was hosting and assisted Domino’s Pizza, another pageant sponsor, with a library event it hosted earlier in the week. Later in August, the royalty will support events hosted by pageant sponsors Sporty B, Candy Outfitters and Chick-fil-A.
In royalty sightings this week, look for the titleholders to throw the first pitches on all the fields simultaneously at the Knock Out Homelessness softball tournament in Killeen as well as assist with the Belton Duck Dash to benefit child abuse awareness.