Little Miss Headland
 

Little Miss Headland 1971-72 – Jennifer Adams placed 1st runner up in the Little Miss National Peanut Pageant, the 1st girl to get that close. This is the 2nd highest placement of any former Little Miss Headland and the only 1st runner up Headland has had that we know of. She also placed in the top 5 finalists in the Miss Headland Pageant 1981.

Jennifer Diane Adams was born on November 2, 1964 and sadly passed away on November 11, 2017 after having just turned 53 due to cancer. She is the third of three former Little Misses who have passed away. The City of Headland is proud to remember her for this special anniversary.

Jennifer is the daughter of Jerry and Jean Adams (Headland) and the granddaughter of Gray & Ruth Adams (Headland) and Carolyn Skyles (Headland). Her siblings include brother, Jeff, and sisters, Janet & Julia. She graduated from Headland High School in 1982, received a B.S. Degree in Home Economics Education from the University of Montevallo in 1986 and a Master's of Science Degree in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama in 1989. She also studied in England with the BBC with an internship in HES. From 1988 to 2007, Jennifer taught Family & Consumer Science in Tuscaloosa City School System and became a Nation Board Certified teacher. At the time of her illness, she was employed by the State of Alabama Department of Education as an Alabama Education Specialist and the FCCLA State Advisor beginning in 2007. She received a national award as the FCCLA State Advisor of the Year in 2014. The Jennifer Diane Adams Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in July 2018 for undergraduate students who enroll full time at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Trivia: Jennifer also was the Henry County Little Miss Maid of Cotton 1972-73. Her cousin, Sharon Snell was Little Miss Headland 1964.

Business Showcase

  • December 2020 - Gem of the Month - PeoplesSouth Bank

    Congratulations PeoplesSouth Bank, our December Gem of the Month! Stop by for all your banking needs.

    2020 12 HCOC Gem of the Month PeoplesSouth Bank

  • November 2020 - Gem of the Month - Rodeos Mexican Restaurant

    Congratulations Rodeos Mexican Restaurant, our November Gem of the Month! Stop by the best in Mexican cuisine.

    2020 11 HCOC Gem of the Month Rodeos Mexican Restaurant

  • October 2020 - Gem of the Month - Todd Farms

    Congratulations Todd Farms, our October Gem of the Month! Stop by for a photo op in front of the World's Largest Syrup Bottle and bring home deliciousness!

    2020 10 HCOC Gem of the Month Todd Farms

  • September 2020 - Gem of the Month - HNB First

    Congratulations! Dwight Gamble accepted the Gem of the Month award for HNB First Bank. HNB First Bank supports our chamber, local businesses and our farmers.

    2020 10 HCOC Gem of the Month Todd Farms

  • March 2020 - Gem of the Month - Bruce's Service Center

    The Nesiba Family keeps us all on the road in Headland at Bruce's Service Center. They have been serving the Headland community for years at this multi-generational family business. Thank you for continuing to provide quality auto service and being long standing members of our chamber.

    2020 03 HCOC Gem of the Month Bruces Service Center

  • February 2020 - Gem of the Month - Quilted Creations

    Congratulations to Mrs. Sherry Burkhalter at Quilted Creations on being our Gem of the Month! They recently celebrated 9 years of being in business in Downtown Headland! We are so grateful Sherry, her family and her team have invested in our city. Thank you for continuing to serve Headland and the surrounding areas.

    2020 02 HCOC Gem of the Month Quilted Creations

  • January 2020 - Gem of the Month - Headland Police Department

    Thank you for serving Making Headland one of the safest cities in Alabama!

    We were pleased to honor Chief of Police Mark Jones and his department as January's Gem of the Month! Headland has been named the Third Safest City in Alabama for two years in a row! Thank you to Chief Jones and his entire team for making Headland a safe place to live and do business.

    2020 01 HCOC Gem of the Month Headland Police Department

  • December 2019 - Gem of the Month - Headland ACE Hardware

    Thank you for serving Headland, Headland Ace Hardware!

    Congratulations to Headland Ace Hardware for being our December Gem of the Month! Each month we will be celebrating an outstanding member of the Chamber!

    2019 12 HCOC Gem of the Month Headland ACE Hardware

  • November 2019 Gem of the Month - Hometown Foodcenter

    2019 11 HCOC Gem of the Month Hometown Foods

    The Headland Area Chamber of Commerce has awarded the November 2019 Gem of the Month to Hometown Foodcenter located at 17990 US-431, Headland, AL 36345, 334-693-3600 and is open 7am-9pm daily.

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