Miss Stratford 2016 Kayla Johnson


Picture donated by Capone Photography, LLC of Stratford, NJ.

1st Runner Up Alyssa Barrett & Miss Congeniality Allison Kite.  We thank all the young ladies who participated and wish them well, and thank all the businesses who kindly donated to help offset the expenses.

Miss Stratford 2017 Application

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The History of the Miss Stratford Pageant

The actual Miss Stratford Pageant began some time in the early fifties. Jack Cathrall who lived in Stratford his entire 87 years when he started to write a book called  "The History of Stratford, New Jersey". Jack, discovered some historical facts about the beginnings of the Pageant following completion and the distribution of  645 books These facts include a Miss Stratford named Selistine Brown age 3 who presided over a gala event in front of  the White Horse General Store. This event was held on November 4, 1922 to celebrate the newly paved White Horse Pike from Camden to Atlantic City, N.J. This highway was then known as the longest stretch of hard-surface roadway in the world.  This event was held three years before our Borough was actually incorporated in 1925. Selistine Brown, the very first Miss Stratford lived directly across the street on the White Horse Pike.

Another historical event uncovered recently was that in 1956 Miss Sherry Crowe (Johnson) was crowned Miss 4th of July. Jack Cathrall also discovered an unrecognized Miss Stratford of 1957 who was named Miss Harriet Fields, now deceased. The Borough Hall lobby has a picture of all the Miss Stratford's from 1958 to 2008. A plaque commemorating the 1922, 1956, and 1957 winning contestants will be placed in the Borough lobby along with all the Miss Stratford's from 1958 to 2008. All of these historical moments appear in the book "The History of Stratford, New Jersey.

Previous Miss Stratford Pageant Winners

1958

Anna Badame

1959

Diane Everly

1960

Diane Hull

1961

Linda Harbick

1962

Pam James

1963

Barbara Richartz (Campanella)

1964

Jean Richartz (Longmire)

1965

Donna Steinmetz

1966

Andrea Davis (Rambo)

1967

Kathy Prickett

1968

Barbara Bierce

1969

Joan Williamson


To view complete list of previous Miss Stratford Pageant winners [view]