Six young ladies are hoping to be chosen the 2012 Winchester Labor Day Queen Sunday evening.
The lucky young lady will be crowned at 6:30 p.m. Sunday during festivities at the Labor Day Celebration at Harmon Field Park.
— Kaylee Raymer, 17, is a senior at George Rogers Clark High School. Her hobbies are playing volleyball, writing, reading and spending time with family. She is the daughter of DeAna Raymer.
— Alexus Thomas, 15, is a junior at George Rogers Clark High School. Her hobbies are hanging out, shopping, singing and drawing. She is the daughter of James Bates.
— TyQua-sha Gay, 16 is a junior at George Rogers Clark High School. Her hobbies are singing, dancing, shopping, texting and hanging out. She is the daughter of La’Keesha Hopewell and the granddaughter of Ronda Hopewell.
— Ariel Wortham, 16, is a junior at George Rogers Clark High School. Her hobbies are drawing, singing, running and going to movies. She is the daughter of Shawantee Wortham.
— Keona Mack, 16, is a junior at George Rogers Clark High School. Her hobbies are color guard, shopping, partying, having a good time and chilling with friends. She is the daughter of Chris and Katrese Carter.
— Bre’Ana Bates, 16, is a junior at George Rogers Clark High School. Her hobbies are soccer, coaching soccer and working as the expression editor for the Smoke Signals. She is the daughter of Kim Wattenburger.
The queen will preside over the Labor Day Parade at noon Monday along with this
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year’s grand marshal, Each year the Labor Day Committee selects an individual as grand marshal who has made significant contributions to the Clark County community and this year’s grand marshal, Rev. Henry E. Baker Sr., left a delible imprint on the entire community.
Baker, a World War II veteran, served as pastor of Broadway Baptist Church for 38 years and organized the Winchester-Clark County Drug Coalition. He was the first African-American elected to the Winchester City Commission where he served as vice-mayor in 1980-81.
Baker was a director of the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council from 1980-1986 and a board member of the Kentucky Human Rights Commission. He was inducted into the Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame in 2000 and presented the Martin Luther King Jr. Achievement Award in 2007. He also was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel.
Baker was married for 69 years to the late Sarah Prentice Baker and is the father of eight children.
“I am thankful to God that he used me to be a leader for peaceful integration in Winchester and Clark County. There is not a better place to live on this Earth. This is a community that I am very proud to be a part of,” Baker said.
Contact Bob Flynn at firstname.lastname@example.org.