Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pageant Pictures: Buckeyes and Beauties Bowling for Books

Last Friday Miss Ohio partnered with OSU athletes for "Buckeyes and Beauties Bowling for Books." The event raised money and collected books for the 2nd and 7 Foundation and Reach Out and Read; it appears to have been a great success!

Above: The Buckeyes and the beauties!
Front row, left to right: Miss North Coast, Sarah Hider, Miss Cuyahoga County, Meggie Whitman, Miss Northwestern Ohio, Heather Waterman, former Miss Lake Festival, Ellen Bryan, Miss Ohio Erica Gelhaus, former Miss Ohio, Renee Autherson Brown, Miss Ohio River, Heather Wells, Miss Greater Cleveland, Ashley Warholic, Miss Lake Festival, Cayla Hellwarth and former Miss Cuyahoga County, Whitney Fricke.

Above: Clayland ED, Martha Campbell and the boys!

Above: current and former Miss Lake Festivals,
Cayla Hellwarth and Ellen Bryan.

Above: Miss Ohio, Erica Gelhaus with former Miss Ohio,
Renee Autherson Brown.

Above: former Miss Ohio, Renee Autherson Brown, signs former Miss Cuyahoga County, Whitney Fricke's shirt.

Above left to right: Miss Cuyahoga County, Meggie Whitman,
Miss Ohio River, Heather Wells
and Miss Greater Cleveland, Ashley Warholic.

These photos are from Christine Walsh Newton's Facebook album; CLICK HERE for all of them. Also, check out Ashley's blog and Heather's blog for more bowling pictures and Allie's blog for all things Erica.


  1. Abby--two former Ohio girls competed in the Miss Northern WV pageant on Saturday. Former Miss Ohio, Karissa Martin, crowned the winner. Aubrey Bodo competed for Miss Ohio Valley 2006, and April O'Brien competed in several locals in 2007. O'Brien won the Interview Award as well as the Best Smile Award. Both girls attend college in WV so they were eligible to compete. This pageant was fantastic--not only did they provide hair and makeup stylists for all the girls, they all got fantastic gift bags, and the prizes for the winners were wonderful. It was a fun day for the contestants, as well as the people behind the scenes. Check out for pictures!

    --Volunteer at the pageant

  2. I believe Miss Lake Festival's last name is spelled Hellwarth, not


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