Miss Middletown

2018 Miss Middletown Honorary Fire Chief

Applications are now available for the 2018 Miss Middletown in October.  The application deadline is Saturday, January 13, 2018, by 8 pm.

The committee will hold interviews, if enough applicants apply, in the social hall of the fire station on Saturday, January 20, 2018, at 10 am.  Applicants will be notified of additional details via email following the deadline.

Please review the qualifications and expectations of Miss Middletown below.

Qualifications for an Honorary Fire Chief :
per the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Headquarters and the fire company

  • Applicant must be a resident of the firefighting district for her sponsoring fire company;
  • Applicant must be between the ages of 16 and 20 years of age before/on May 1;
  • Applicant must be unmarried and have never been married, nor had her marriage annulled;
  • Applicant must not be pregnant, nor have any children;
  • Applicants under the age of 18 are required to have their parent/guardian complete and sign the Parental Consent Form below and submit it with their application.  Those applicants who do not submit this form will have their application withdrawn.

Expectations of Miss Middletown:

  • Miss Middletown will be crowned at the Company’s Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 3, 2018.
  • Miss Middletown is expected to participate in the Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival’s Miss In-Town and Out-of-Town Miss Honorary Fire and Rescue Chief Contest on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7 pm at Daniel Morgan Middle School in Winchester.  There will be a mandatory rehearsal that afternoon at 3 pm.  Contestants are required to wear both evening-wear and street/business attire during the pageant. The Company will provide an escort for the honorary fire chief, for the In-Town Contest.
  • Miss Middletown is expected to participate with the Company in the Apple Blossom Festival’s Fireman’s Parade on Friday, May 4.
  • All of the County’s Honorary Fire and Rescue Chiefs are invited to the Schenck Foods Firefighters’ Reception on Friday, May 4 at 7 pm to be held at the Millwood Fire Department Banquet Hall in Winchester following the completion of the Firefighter’s Parade.  This is not required.
  • Miss Middletown is also expected to ride on a float in the Grand Feature Parade on Saturday, May 5 with the other county honorary fire chiefs.
  • Miss Middletown will also be invited to participate with the Company in various community parades, including the Middletown 4th of July Parade and Middletown Christmas Parade.

NOTE:  Further details on all of the above-mentioned events will be given to the chosen Miss Middletown.


Those wishing to apply should complete the above application and consent form (if applicable) by the January 13, 2018 deadline and submit them via email to co12secretary@gmail.com or mailed to the following address (mailed applications must be in-hand by January 13, 2018):

Middletown Vol. Fire & Rescue Co.
Attn: Honorary Fire Chief
PO Box 111
Middletown, VA 22645

2017 Miss Middletown, Julia Holsinger (photo courtesy of: Kimberly Needles)

Former Miss Middletown Honorary Fire & Rescue Chief’s

2018       TBA
2017       Julia Holsinger
2016       Morgan Quinnelly
2015       Audra Smelser
2014       Kendall Thomas
2013       Erica Pangburn
2012       Anna Smelser
2011       Paige Jenkins
2010       Brittany “Nicole” Sager
2009       Abigail Smelser
2008       Carrie Madagan
2007       Katie Clem; Jr. Miss-Morgan Quinnelly
2006       Brooke Dalton
2005       Kortni Henderlite
2004       Katie Beauchamp
2003       Megan Beauchamp
2002       Susan Layman
2001       Jennifer Shell
2000       Jillian Lichliter
1999       Heather Clem
1998       Jacqueline Judd
1997       Melinda Steele
1996       Crystal Henry
1995       Sunshine Ridgeway
1994       Pamela Steele
1993       Regina Burns
1992       Constance Hutchinson
1991       Gretchen Shaup
1990       Melissa Legge
1989       Christa Pangle
1988       JoAnna Jordan
1987       Christina Bolton
1986       Stacy Ferrell
1985       Amy Lineweaver
1984       Pamela Radomsky
1983       Kelly Himelright
1982       Cathy Ahlers
1981       Lisa Davis
1980       Robin Judy
1979       Kim Pugh
1978       Tammy Madagan
1977       Sharon Costello
1976       April Shifflett
1975       Cindy Judy
1974       Sarah Perkins
1973       Sue Garrett
1972       Susan Perkins
1971       Vickie Whitlock
1970       Donna Carper
1969       Becky Headley
1968       Kathy Wymer
1966       Becky Huffman
1965       Donna Broy
1964       Anita Jenkins
1962       Linda Long
1960       Barbara Sperry
1959       Ellen Shull
1958       Faye Legge
1957       Katherine Wealthy
1956       Betty Hammack
1955       Doris Andrews
1954       Frieda Gardiner
1952       Betty Alger
1951       Nancy Long
1950       Zedda Rae Broy
1948       Doris Wright