CAMDEN – Miss Beverly Ogburn, Camden High School senior from Lugoff, is Kershaw County’s 1958-59 Farm Bureau Queen. She was chosen over 14 other contestants at the Farm Bureau’s annual Beauty-Talent Contest at Baron DeKalb School Friday night as some 200 persons watched.
Runner-up was Miss Zedieth Davis, 16, of Bethune. Zedieth is the sister of Patricia Davis, the retiring Kershaw County Farm Bureau queen.
The new queen is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Ogburn of Lugoff, and the runner-up is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Davis of Bethune.
Miss Ogburn took home a Farm Bureau check for $25 and won the right to represent Kershaw County in the State Farm Bureau Beauty contest, to be held at the annual state meeting in Columbia during the month of November. This was the first time Beverly had been a contestant for Farm queen.
The Talent division of the show was division of the show was divided into two parts – junior and senior. Winner of the senior division was Sandra Croxton of Kershaw, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Croxton. Sandra delighted the audience with a pantomime act. Placing second in the senior division was Miss Gail Etters, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Etters of Westville. She sang “Carolina In The Morning.” Coming in for third place honors was Miss Inez Aldrich of Blaney. She modeled a stunning evening dress which she designed and made. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Aldrich.
First place winner in the junior division of the Talent contest was Miss Cheryl Horton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Horton of Bethune. She played the piano and sang. In second place was Miss Olivia Gaskin of Westville, who sang “My Cathedral.” She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James O. Gaskin. Third place went to Miss Elaine Truesdale. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Truesdale of Westville.