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Reception March 21, 2014

March 3rd, 2014

Join us March 21, 2014 at the Hickman County Chamber of Commerce
between 1 pm and 3 pm
meet the newly crowned
Stephanie McKain Miss Banana Pudding Festival 2014
and
Christal Williamson Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen

Left to right, 2014 Miss Banana Pudding, Stephanie McKain, Reigning Miss Tennessee 2013, Shelby Thompson, and Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen, Christal Williamson Photo by Janet Lynn Photography

Left to right, 2014 Miss Banana Pudding, Stephanie McKain, Reigning Miss Tennessee 2013, Shelby Thompson, and Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen, Christal Williamson
Photo by Janet Lynn Photography

And yes, there will be banana pudding…..see you there!

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Congrautlations Miss Banana Pudding Festival and Miss Banana Pudding Festival Outstanding Teen 2014

February 18th, 2014

Left to right, 2014 Miss Banana Pudding, Stephanie McKain, Reigning Miss Tennessee 2013, Shelby Thompson, and Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen, Christal Williamson Photo by Janet Lynn Photography

Left to right, 2014 Miss Banana Pudding, Stephanie McKain, Reigning Miss Tennessee 2013, Shelby Thompson, and Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen, Christal Williamson
Photo by Janet Lynn Photography

The Renaissance Center in Dickson was the scene of the 2014 Miss Banana Pudding and Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageants.  Sponsored by the National Banana Pudding Festival in Centerville, the pageants featured contestants from across the state.  Reigning Miss Tennessee, Shelby Thompson served as emcee for the event.

Stephanie McKain of Murfreesboro was selected Miss Banana Pudding 2014 and will compete in the Miss Tennessee Scholarship Pageant June 18-21 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, TN.  The winner of the Miss Tennessee Pageant will represent Tennessee in the 2014 Miss America Pageant.

Crowned Stephanie McKain, Miss Banana Pudding Festival 2014 by Shelby Thompson Miss Tennessee 2013

Crowned Stephanie McKain, Miss Banana Pudding Festival 2014 by Shelby Thompson Miss Tennessee 2013

The winner of the Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen competition was Christal Williamson of Cordova, TN.  She will compete at the Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen Pageant on March 15, 2014 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in Jackson, TN.  The winner of this pageant will represent Tennessee in the 2014 Miss American Outstanding Teen Pageant.

Christal Williamson, Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen 2014 crowned by reigning Miss Tennessee Shelby Thompson

Christal Williamson, Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen 2014 crowned by reigning Miss Tennessee Shelby Thompson

While not the first pageant for the National Banana Pudding Festival, this is the first time the Festival has participated in preliminary competitions for state titles for Miss Tennessee and Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen.

The Festival is sponsoring a pageant for younger age groups on Saturday, March 22 at Bon Aqua United Methodist Church, 10762 Church Road, Bon Aqua, TN.  Age groups include:  Minnie Miss (Ages 5-7); Little Miss (Ages 8-10 and Jr. Miss Banana Pudding (Ages 11-12).  This competition is open to girls who reside in Hickman, Dickson, Humphreys, Perry, Lewis, Williamson or Maury counties.  Rules and applications for this pageant are available at http://bananapuddingfest.org/?page_id=1160 or by calling 931-994-9148.

Miss Banana Pudding Festival 2014 Stephanie McKain 1st runner up Emily Kinzer 2nd runner up Katherine Johns Spirit Award & People's Choice Award Winner Katie Sue Brewer Shelby Thompson Miss Tennessee 2013 Miss Banana Pudding Festival Outstanding Teen 2014  Photograph by Janet Lynn Photography

Miss Banana Pudding Festival 2014 Stephanie McKain
1st runner up Emily Kinzer
2nd runner up Katherine Johns
Spirit Award & People’s Choice Award Winner Katie Sue Brewer
Shelby Thompson Miss Tennessee 2013
Miss Banana Pudding Festival Outstanding Teen 2014
Photograph by Janet Lynn Photography

 

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Miss Banana Pudding Pageant becomes a prelimary to the Miss Tennessee Pageant!

December 13th, 2013

PRELIMINARY PAGEANTS FOR MISS TENNESSEE AND MISS TENNESSEE OUTSTANDING TEEN

Join us February 15, 2014 at the Renaissance Center, Dickson, TN

Katie Allison Miss Banana Pudding crowning by 2012 Miss Banana Pudding Kimberly Roberts sponsored by Middle Tennessee Lumber

Katie Allison Miss Banana Pudding crowning by 2012 Miss Banana Pudding Kimberly Roberts sponsored by Middle Tennessee Lumber

The National Banana Pudding Festival in Centerville, TN is sponsoring two exciting scholarship pageants!
The 2014 Miss Banana Pudding, now a preliminary to the Miss Tennessee pageant.  The winner of the Miss Tennessee pageant advances to the 2014 Miss America Pageant.  The 2014 Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen is a preliminary to the Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen Pageant.  The Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen will go on to compete in the 2014 Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant.

Eligible contestants are either residents, students in, or work in the counties of Hickman, Dickson, Humphreys, Perry, Lewis, Maury or Williamson for at least the last six months. 

Miss Banana Pudding contestants must be single women age 17-24 with performing stage talent (maximum 90 seconds).  Each contestant is required to raise awareness of Children’s Miracle Network by raising $100 in donations.

Miss Banana Pudding Outstanding Teen contestants must be 13-17 years of age (cannot be a senior in high school) with performing stage talent (maximum 90 seconds).  The entry fee is $50.

Pageants will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at the Renaissance Center, 855 TN Hwy 46, Dickson, TN.  The Teen Show begins at 11:00 am and the Miss Show starts at 5:00 pm.  Rehearsals for both groups will be on Friday, February 14 starting at 6:00 pm at the Renaissance Center.

The entry deadline for both pageants is February 1, 2014.  For complete rules and pageant applications, visit bananapuddingfest.org/?page_id=1160.

Mini Miss, Little Miss, & Jr. Miss Banana Pudding Pageant Division
 March 22, 2014
Bon Aqua United Methodist Church, 10762 Church Rd., Bon Aqua, TN 37025
Entry fee is $30.00

 

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Memphis Loves Banana Pudding!

September 11th, 2013

Did you catch Local Memphis and the National Banana Pudding Festival 2013n in Memphis today on Local Memphis?

They were serving up some awesome MoonPie Banana Pudding and some Nilla Banana Pudding!  You can get some of the MoonPie Banana Pudding and other delicious banana pudding recipes Oct. 5 & 6, 2013

Moon Pie Banana Pudding

Moon Pie Banana Pudding

3 at the National Banana Pudding Festival!  Come on over, we are just 2.5 hours east of Memphis just of I40.  You can come for the day or stay all weekend.  You won’t be disappointed!

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Knoxville Loves Banana Pudding

July 17th, 2013

John Blackburn and Jeanne Beasley joined Chef Walter on Local 8 Now WVLT in Knoxville to share some of our delectable banana pudding.  The recipes included MoonPie Banana Pudding and HomeFree Banana Pudding (gluten free).  Hope you are making plans to join us and taste these awesome puddings!  National Banana Pudding Cook-Off Applications are available here:  http://www.bananapuddingfest.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/NBPF-Cook-Off-2013-Official-Rules.pdf

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Winners of the 2012 Poster Contest

July 28th, 2012

NBPF Poster Contest

 2012

Winners

Place

School

Grade

Teacher

Prizes

John Crutcher 1st East Hickman Elementary Second Grade Amanda Spivey Sonic Combo Meal
Mariah Jazmine Johnson 2nd East Hickman Elementary First Grade Banana Split
Taylor Holt 3rd East Hickman Elementary Kindergarten Angie Petty Sonic Sundae
Alexis Holt 1st East Hickman Intermidate Fifth Grade Michael Hanes Sonic Combo Meal
Haylee Ingram 2nd East Hickman Intermidate Third Grade Becky Malugin Banana Split
Seth Breece 3rd East Hickman Intermidate Fourth Grade Judy Rist Sonic Sundae
Valerie Totty 1st Centerville Elementary First Grade Tara Chessor Sonic Combo Meal
Kaelinn Trom 2nd Centerville Elementary First Grade Mandy Harrison Banana Split
Nathan Adler 3rd Centerville Elementary Kindergarten Dee Primm Sonic Sundae
Hannah Arcega 1st Centerville Intermediate Fourth Grade Tessa Tucker Sonic Combo Meal
Cassie Peone 2nd Centerville Intermediate Fourth Grade Tessa Tucker Banana Split
Aubria Timm 3rd Centerville Intermediate Third Grade Amy Dunn Sonic Sundae
Tessa Tucker’ Class Winning Class Centerville Intermediate Fourth Grade Won a slushy party from Sonic
Most participation 20 out of 21
Honorable Mention
Paige King HM East Hickman Intermediate Fourth Grade Judy Rist
Katie Campbell HM East Hickman Intermediate Third Grade Peggy McMlellan
Justin Bowman HM Centerville Intermediate Fourth Grade Tessa Tucker
Seth Rivers HM East Hickman Intermediate Third Grade Leigha Horner
Kristina Dawson HM East Hickman Intermediate Fourth Grade Judy Rist
Jackson Howell HM East Hickman Intermediate Fourth Grade Cheryl Kiessling
Grant Dotson HM Centerville Intermediate Third Grade Susan Prince
Hailey Burroughs HM Centerville Intermediate Third Grade Susan Prince
McKalan Dunn HM Centerville Intermediate Third Grade Susan Prince
Beanna Brown HM Centerville Intermediate Third Grade Susan Prince

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2012 Poster Contest

April 25th, 2012

Its that time again…..Poster Contest…..if you are a student at Hickman County Schools Elementary or Intermediate….get your pens and pencils ready.  This years theme is “How can we make Hickman Co. more Welcoming?”  You have great ideas and we want to hear them or see them…..Starting April 30th and all Posters are due at the schools by May 4, 2012.

Thank you to our 2012 sponsors Sonic in Centerville and H&L Printing.

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2011 Volunteer Survey

October 6th, 2011

We greatly appreciate all of our volunteers and your hard work!!  We would like to thank you and ask for your comments.

Please fill out our volunteer survey:

 

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Thank you and please mark you calendars for October 6, 2012.

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2011 NBPF Exit Survey

October 6th, 2011

If you attended the 2nd Annual National Banana Pudding Festival, please fill out our survey.   Your experience is important to us.

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We are glad you came and hope to see you again next year, October 6, 2012!

 

 

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Entertainment at the 2011 National Banana Pudding Festial on Miss Mable’s Stage

September 24th, 2011

Wood & Strings Theatre presents

Baby’s First Birthday

Performing on Mabel’s Family Stage at 2:00pm and 4:00pm. You will also see the company’s walkabout characters, “Escape from the Zoo” and interactive strolling performance in the morning from 10:30 to 12:00noon

Wood & Strings Theatre has a brand new production. Baby! is a study in the dance of a toddler from crawl to first step and his first escapade into the world of fantasy. This 25 minute performance with two giant characters amazes people of all ages with the perfection of scale achieved through mask and puppet.

Wood & Strings Theatre* is a national touring company that produces and performs traditional folktales from around the world with classic forms of puppetry. The cast is made up of highly trained artists that transform the stage with artistic scenic elements, mask and puppetry bringing exquisite visual art to a concert of sights and movement. This company has performed at National Geographic Live in Washington DC, Tribeca PAC in NY and the Detroit Institute of Art on multiple occasions. Visit www.woodandstrings.net for more details on the productions and see videos of the company in performance. The work consistently delivers an inspiring view of the power of visual arts, in conjunction with theatre, to deliver a story.

*A Tennessee based touring company and accepted artist on the TN Arts Commission Roster with a 23 year history of serving over 1000 Tennessee schools in rural and urban areas with outstanding results. Artistree, Inc. and Wood & Strings are based in Centerville, TN.

 

Stories from Far & Near

Narrated and accompanied on violin by Marilyn Thornton

This amazing program will be performed on Ms. Mabel’s Family stage from 1-1:40 and at 3-3:40pm.

Marilyn Thornton is back for the second year by popular demand. Her prowess at delivering a tall tale or any story from folklore can make you stand up and pay attention. Better yet, playing along with her violin she shapes the heart of the story with blues rhythms that make you feel the pulse and smell the heat of the tale.

 Marilyn E. Thornton is a musician, storyteller, educator, and preacher/pastor, who loves to tell the stories, using various media. Originally from Washington, DC, Marilyn is the Lead Editor of African American Resources at the United Methodist Publishing House and the Pastor of Christian Education at South End United Methodist Church, both in Nashville TN. She has a Bachelor of Music History from Howard University (Washington DC), a Master of Violin from the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), and a Master of Divinity from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN).

 

   Grady Jones:

 Grady Jones brings the heart of warrior & the soul of the flute in his stories and  performance.

 Native American storyteller and flute resident of Lyles has enchanted groups in schools with his talent.

 

Dan, Joan & the Stinky Shoes-

Daniel Bey & Joan Jacobs interpret hilarious songs inspired by children & written for the young at heart.

See schedule here

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