STORY BY ELISABETH ALTAMIRANO-SMITH
Since she was 4 years old, Aubrie Hall’s desire to be Miss Chilton County has grown more with each passing year because of the impact and affect that the program has on girls and young women. In March 2020, Aubrie, age 19, realized this dream when she was crowned Miss Chilton County.
Since then, she has used her platform to encourage others and to cheer them on while searching for their dreams.
Hall is grateful and honored to hold the title of Miss Chilton County.
“Being crowned Miss Chilton has encouraged me even more to follow my dreams,” Hall said. “Since I was four, I have always wanted to be Miss Chilton. It is a role I have always admired and looked up to. When I was crowned, it boosted my confidence and is a message I want to share with everyone: Whatever your dream is — it is possible. Don’t give up!”
Hall is articulate and a confident speaker. Talking to others comes naturally for her. This helps her use her platform to spread awareness on being yourself.
“Women, and people in general, struggle with stage fright,” Hall said. “It is okay to be who you are. Being yourself will help set you apart. I choose to be myself on stage. You can be yourself.”
Hall knows that serving as Miss Chilton County has allowed her to be a representative for the county and at times people look to her as a role model.
“When I go to events, young girls especially, come up to me to talk or to touch my crown,” said Hall. “I let them know they can achieve their dreams just like I did.”
Hall proudly represents Chilton County, an area that is close to her heart and that she loves for many reasons.
“It is a small, charming and friendly community that makes people feel welcome and like they are at home” said Hall. “Chilton is a great location. I love the festivals and gatherings that bring our community closer. And of course, I love that it is Peach Country!”
During her reign, she has enjoyed visiting and participating with her queen sisters in local events and activities including making blankets to donate to Butterfly Bridge, visiting Todd’s Produce for ice cream and being a part of the Peach Parade.
“I loved seeing everyone at the Peach Parade,” said Hall. “I loved getting dressed up and throwing necklaces at the children. Seeing them smile is the best part.”
While COVID-19 has dampened some events and plans in recent months, Hall is looking forward to the future and upcoming events such as meeting Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, Clanton’s new mayor Bobby Cook,
Christmas parades, the Christmas tree lighting and visiting Butterfly Bridge.
When Hall is not performing her duties as Miss Chilton County, she enjoys being outdoors.
“I love anything outdoors! I am usually at the lake, on a four-wheeler, hiking to waterfalls or at the pool,” said Hall.
She also loves playing with her dogs, Zeus and Molly.
Now that Hall has accomplished her dream of being Miss Chilton, her dreams for the future include becoming a neo-natal nurse. She is currently enrolled at Jefferson State Community College with plans on attending the nursing program.
Hall’s parents are Tod Hall and Stacy Holley of Clanton. Her brother is Tod Hall, Jr.
The Miss Chilton County pageant is organized by the Clanton Evening Lions Club, and it is one of the club’s largest fundraisers each year.