Allen named 2020 Wayne County Fire Princess


GOLDSBORO — Bryleigh Allen claimed the 2020 Wayne County Fire Princess Pageant crown Saturday evening at Paramount Theatre.

Allen became the Little River Fire Department’s first princess since 2000 and just the fifth overall in the pageant’s 45-year history. The 16-year-old junior at Wayne School of Engineering is the daughter of Shelley and Jeff Allen.

Morgan Gurley, the 2019 Wayne County Fire Princess, presented the crown, a trophy and roses to Allen.

Danielle Moore (New Hope FD) finished first runner-up. Hayli Verme (Arrington FD) took second runner-up, followed by Kristen Sauls (Pikeville-Pleasant Grove FD) and Lizie Jernigan (Mar-Mac FD).

Haley Cotton (Nahunta FD) received the Miss Congeniality trophy.

A total of 10 girls competed for the title.


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