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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Courtney Shelton Named 2009 Miss Liberty Queen

The Lawrenceburg Beautification Board proudly announces that Miss Courtney Shelton of Lawrenceburg has been chosen as the Queen of this year's Libertyfest Celebration which will take place July 2nd through July 5th.

Courtney is the daughter of Doug and Cathryn Shelton of the New Prospect community and has just completed her first year at the University of Tennessee. She is a 2008 graduated of LCHS , a 2008 Coca-Cola Scholar & UT Knoxville Cola-Cola Campus Scholar. At UT Knoxville, Courtney is involved in Orange Nation, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Phi Eta Signma National Collegiate Honor Society, Collegiate Pro-Life Society, the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Clinic Vols, was nominated for Phi Sigma Theta National Honor Society, and is an advocate for domestic violence in greater Knoxville. Courtney is now a Sophomore Pre-Med Major.

Courtney will be crowned queen in a cornation ceremony on Saturday afternoon, June 27th, in the Gazebo on the Square, at 2:00pm. The Navy Band Mid-South will be performing in concert at the ceremony, which will also include the introduction of Courtney's court: Sarah Marston, Emily Ziobro, Allison Staggs, Margaret Horne, and Courtney's sister, Caitlyn Shelton.

Anne Morrow, Event Planner and Director of the Lawrenceburg Beautification Board, praised the board's selection of Courtney as this year's Festival Queen, "We are delighted to bestow this great honor on Miss Courtney Shelton this year. Courtney has been involved in our community in many different ways since she was in elementary school, and we are quite honored she has accepted our invitation to be the Queen of this year's Liberty Festival. As many of you know, this year's theme is "A Salute to the Great State of Georgia with a Civil War/Gone With The Wind theme". Coincidentally, Courtney is an ardent fan of Gone With The Wind and is also very interested in the Civil War. And, since we are saluting Georgia and we all know the Atlanta connection with Coca-Cola, it made perfect sense that we should honor a Coca-Cola Scholar during the festival."

"We hope everyone will attend Courtney's coronation ceremony on Saturday, June 27th on the Public Square - and we also hope everyone will attend as many of the activities during the Liberty Festival as possible. If you would like a complete schedule of events, please call 931-762-7617."