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1988

 

Date

5/9/1988 (sixth contest)

Location

North Georgia Fairgrounds, Dalton, GA

Entertainment

The Tams

The Shagtime Band

No. finalists

22

Sponsors

Bud Light (Dalton Beverage Co.), Conquest Carpet Mills, Amoco Fabrics

Co., Standard Adhesive and Chemical Co., Textile Rubber Co., Solution

Fibers, Apollo Textiles, DuPont, ACS Industries, Continental Textiles,

Hercules, Inc., Barclays American Commercial, Irving Financial Corp.,

BASF, Barnett Southern, Synthetic Industries, Inc.

Judges

John Hart (TN), Don Welch (TN), Marla Maples (NY), Dave White (GA),

Carolyn Ellis (GA), Warren Stidham (GA), Jim White (GA),

Ron Arnold (GA), Zack Norville (GA), Lynn Vaughn Parker (GA)

Accountant

Ed Staten

Total prize money

$11,850 ($6000 to winner)

Winner

Lisa Robertson, Collegdale, TN

Poster photography

Dave White, Photo Techniques, Dalton, GA

Poster location

Gulf Shores, AL

FINALISTS

Age

Address

Finish

Amy Meridith

19

Hixson, TN

Angie Pritchett

19

Hixson, TN

Annemarie Pursley

20

Ringgold, GA

top ten

Carla Frizzell

20

Soddy-Daisy, TN

Darolyn Verhoeff

19

Dalton, GA

top ten

Donna Rose Parsons

21

Rocky Face, GA

Jennifer Clark

22

Hixson, TN

5

Jennifer Manning

20

Chattanooga, TN

3

Judy Bramblett

21

Rocky Face, GA

Kathi Luther

31

Dalton, GA

top ten

Laura Starnes

20

Chickamauga, GA

Lisa Robertson

22

Collegedale, TN

1

Marla Martin

27

Dalton, GA

Maya J. Sneed

19

Dalton, GA

top ten

Melissa Phifer

21

Dalton, GA

Michelle Mooney

21

Rossville, GA

Pat Bishop

22

Chatsworth, GA

top ten

Renee' Pinion

25

Calhoun, GA

4

Robin E. Harwell

19

Rome, GA

Samantha Burns

20

Lafayette, GA

2

Shelly Crane

19

Chattanooga, TN

Songa Dixon Moore

28

Calhoun, GA

no show

Lisa Robertson won in her second contest. She was runner-up the previous year. Lisa went on to become Miss Tennessee and competed in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, She is now a television personality on the QVC Shopping network.

A commemorative beverage bottle was issued again this year.

88-1.jpg (12940 bytes)Jennifer Manning

Photo by Stan Williams

88-2.jpg (8212 bytes)Lisa Robertson 88-3.jpg (15100 bytes)Darolyn Verhoeff

Photo by Dave White

88-4.jpg (14398 bytes)Paul Walker is surrounded at the pre-contest reception at the Brainerd Beach Club in Chattanooga 88-5.jpg (17247 bytes)Ginger Wilson arrives in style 88-6.jpg (11824 bytes)85 Winner Cindy Burns and 86 Winner Rhonda Burger with Beach Security!
88-7.jpg (12638 bytes)Melissa Phifer, Mayna Sneed, Donna Parsons 88-9.jpg (16245 bytes)Donna Parsons gets "Carried Away" 88-10.jpg (14579 bytes)Ginger Wilson crowns Lisa Robertson
88-11.jpg (17786 bytes)(L-R) Top 5

Renee Pinion (4), Jennifer Clark (5), Lisa Robertson (1), Samantha Burns (2), Jennifer Manning (3)

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Lisa commands firepower at the Battle of Resaca Re-enactment

Photo by Dan Bowen

88-13.jpg (14089 bytes)Lisa.  Photo session at Hardwick Farms, Cleveland, TN

Photo by Dan Bowen

88-14.jpg (16886 bytes)Lisa, poster photographer Dave White, and Karen Goff at Gulf Shores poster shoot

Photo by Dan Bowen

88-15.jpg (12382 bytes)Lisa and Dan at Gulf Shores

Photo by Dave White

88-16.jpg (11374 bytes)Lisa signing one of many posters

Photo by Dan Bowen

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Lisa at the Downtown Dalton Beach Party 05/20/89

Photo by Dan Bowen

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Lisa at the groundbreaking of the NW Georgia Trade & Convention Center

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Lisa as Miss Tennessee

 

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