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Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant
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The Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant is held in April of every year in order to prepare our royalty for their responsibilities to the festival and to the town. We expect our representatives to be spokespersons for our town, community and it’s citizens at a statewide level. Through appearances, community service, and activism we encourage our Royalty to emphasize tourism to our lovely town and dedicate themselves to a year of service to others.


Introducing the 2019 Clendenin Homecoming Festival Royal Court

L-R (Jr. Teen Queen-Rebecca Weekley, Queen-Rebecca Rhodes, Teen Queen-Jacqueline Shaffer, Mrs. Queen-Krista Wilkinson)

Queen Rebecca Rhodes

L-R (4th Runner Up-Kelsea Benson, 2nd Runner Up-Jessie Pennell, Queen-Rebecca Rhodes, 1st Runner Up-Brooke Clemons, 3rd Runner Up-Lauren Blake)

Teen Queen Jacqueline Shaffer

L-R (4th Runner Up-Alexis Alterburg, 2nd Runner Up-Ava Warner, Teen Queen-Jacqueline Shaffer, 1st Runner Up-Dakota Swiger, 3rd Runner Up-Shelby Anderson)

Jr Teen Queen Rebecca Weekley

L-R (Kiley Casto , Layna Whited , Rebecca Weekley, Bailey Scott, Kaylei Naylor)

Children's Pageant

Front Row L-R (Little Miss-Harlee Hendershot, Little Mister-Zachary Brake II, Wee Miss-Violet Lemaster, Baby Miss-Rylee Abbott, Tiny Miss-Ketsia Smith) Back Row L-R: (

Meet the 2019 Royal Court

Hover over each picture to read more about our Queens


Rebecca Rhoades

Rebecca Rhodes is 22-years-old from Parkersburg, WV. She is a graduate of West Virginia University at Parkersburg with a bachelor degree in communication and media studies with a concentration in strategic communication. She is currently a marketing and communications program specialist at WVU Parkersburg. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys playing the fiddle, hiking and spending time with friends and family.

Teen Queen

Jacqueline Shaffer

Jacqueline Mackenzie Shaffer age 17 from Saint Albans WV.  Currently in the 11th grade at Saint Albans High School.  Models for Barbie’s Formal in Milton WV, Marc Defang shoes of New York, and works part time at Edible Arrangements. Jacqueline loves modelling, doing pageants, writing, painting and doing photo shoots in front and behind the camera.Other activities are Cheer, color guard, golfing, dancing and shopping.   Jacqueline would love to travel the world to see all of Gods Creations. One wish would be for everyone to get along and learn to respect one another.

Mrs. Queen

Krista Wilkinson

Krista Wilkinson from St. Albans, WV. She has been married for 23 years to her wonderful husband and has 3 beautiful children ages 18,17, and 14. She graduated from WVSU with a bachelors in Social Work. She currently works for Kanawha county schools as well as running her own direct sales company. She enjoys singing, pageantry, and spending time with her family.

Jr Teen

Rebecca Weekley

Rebecca Weekley is 12 years old and has three sisters and a brother. She lives in the country and loves taking care of her family’s farm animals. She attends middle school where she is on the honor roll and student of the month. Rebecca sings in her school choir and is a Student Council Homeroom Representative. She is also a 4H member and volunteers with the Jackson County Title Holders. Rebecca loves being creative and reading suspense novels. She plays basketball and loves to “kill it” in the kitchen. She loves being outside and getting her hands dirty and appreciates hard work.



Most Photogenic

Oceanna Smith

Ms Congeniality

Dakota Swiger


Many thanks to our 2019 Sponsors


We will soon post amazing moments from the 2019 Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant. The ones below have been blurred intentionally. Stay tuned for the full collection of photographs from the pageant.

Pageant Director

Heather Roush

Heather Roush is the Clendenin Homecoming Festival Pageant Director. She has been involved in pageantry for more than twenty years as a contestant, coach, director, pageant mom, and sash designer. After entering a local pageant as a teenager she instantly fell in love with pageants and traveled West Virginia competing in them. Heather has a proven track record of pageant production since she began directing pageants over fifteen years ago and has held pageants all over the region since then. Heather lives in Charleston and has two children, River and Reese. Heather earned a Bachelors degree from West Virginia State University and is an Account Executive with Integrity Insurance Group, LLC in Charleston, WV. In addition to the CHF, Heather is heavily involved in multiple community and charity organizations statewide.

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