Searcy AR had a Miss Arkansas. 1978. Naylene Vuurens. Parade downtown.

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Naylene Vuurens Miss Arkansas 1978 Searcy AR

Miss Arkansas parade in Searcy AR 1978

This great picture of a parade in downtown Searcy AR shows a Searcy lady, Naylene Vuurens, in a convertible driven by Ron VanHook in 1978.  She won the Miss Arkansas pageant and went to the Miss America pageant representing Arkansas. She was beautiful and the driver is rather handsome also.  A Searcy Sleuth will have to tell us who the little girl was.  Notice Searcy businesses and Cumberland Presbyterian Church in the background.

Searcy Sleuth, please also tell me the name of the business that started with SIN......

And if you were there and see yourself in the crowd, tell us!

The picture was taken by Baker - Walker Photography.

 

Mystery solved!!!!  The little girl in the picture was Jennifer Nier, daughter of Wendell and Gail Nier!!  Thank you for  telling us who she was!!!

Comments (9)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara- - -I imagine that parade was a big deal for many people.  Naylene: give us an update.

Jun 11, 2020 11:49 AM
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

What a great honor! 

I love that town square.  My wife and I went there for our marriage license!

Jun 11, 2020 12:41 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

Never been to Searcy, so no help from me.

Jun 12, 2020 01:16 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael, town squares used to be the thing!  And parades!  

Jun 12, 2020 04:56 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Raymond Henson, tell me more.  Are you related to the Hensons who were missionaries and I sold them houses in Searcy many years ago??

Jun 12, 2020 04:58 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

James, come for a visit!  We'll blog it!

Jun 12, 2020 04:59 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

Michael and Ronald, thanks for the information about the business there!!  Lots of people did sew back than and everyone had a sewing machine.  I still have an antique Singer sewing machine.

Jun 12, 2020 10:46 AM

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