Emma Rose Giddens crowned Miss Merry Christmas

From left are Belles Amia Brown, BethAnne Methvin and Natalie Molina, Miss Merry Christmas Emma Rose Giddens, and Belles Bailey Ebarb, Jesse Foshee and Farrah Murchison.

The 66th Miss Merry Christmas was crowned, and the 2022 Natchitoches Christmas Belles were announced Saturday, Sept. 17. Thirteen young ladies competed for the title of Miss Merry Christmas and the honor of being selected a Christmas Belle.
Emma Rose Giddens was crowned Miss Merry Christmas 2022. Emma Rose is a senior at Natchitoches Central High School and is the daughter of Mike and April Giddens.
Christmas Belles are Amia Brown, BethAnne Methvin, Natalie Molina, Bailey Ebarb, Jesse Foshee and Farrah Murchison, all seniors at Natchitoches Central High School.
Murchison also received the Barbara Kirsch Memorial Miss Congeniality Award. The Barbara Kirsch Award was established as a way to remember the positive influence Barbara had on others.

This article published in the Sept. 22, 2022, print edition.