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Miss Majorette

Friday, June 8, 2012

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Allison Burruss, age 8, of Monett, recently won the Miss Majorette of Missouri contest for the novice division, ages 7-9. The contest was held in Diamond. Allison is in her first year of lessons and studies under Pam Irwin, who participated in the baton twirling camps led by Homer Lee for the Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 that ran into the early 1970s. Allison is the daughter of Sherman and Amy Burruss. She is training to offer twirling at parades and Monett football game halftime shows. She has performed at eighth grade boys and girls sporting events. Allison's aunt, who twlrled as a young girl, provided the inspiration in sharing what she knew. Allison said she found team twirling a bit boring and explored solo performing. The contest was Allison's first competition. She said she was not nervous and followed her teacher's advice to "just go out there and have fun." Amy Burruss said others who performed under Homer Lee still return to Monett to visit the sites of their past performances and to look at the display in Lee's honor at the American Legion Home. She said Allison would like to bring back the craft of baton twirling as part of Monett's heritage. [Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]
Allison Burruss, age 8, of Monett, recently won the Miss Majorette of Missouri contest for the novice division, ages 7-9. The contest was held in Diamond. Allison is in her first year of lessons and studies under Pam Irwin, who participated in the baton twirling camps led by Homer Lee for the Hobbs-Anderson American Legion Post #91 that ran into the early 1970s. Allison is the daughter of Sherman and Amy Burruss. She is training to offer twirling at parades and Monett football game halftime shows. She has performed at eighth grade boys and girls sporting events. Allison's aunt, who twlrled as a young girl, provided the inspiration in sharing what she knew. Allison said she found team twirling a bit boring and explored solo performing. The contest was Allison's first competition. She said she was not nervous and followed her teacher's advice to "just go out there and have fun." Amy Burruss said others who performed under Homer Lee still return to Monett to visit the sites of their past performances and to look at the display in Lee's honor at the American Legion Home. She said Allison would like to bring back the craft of baton twirling as part of Monett's heritage.

[Times Photo by Murray Bishoff]



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