ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – The Miss Food City Pageant will be held at the Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol, 7 p.m. Saturday, October 28. The pageant will showcase young women from across the region, and is co-sponsored by WXBQ 96.9 FM-24 Carrot Country.
Miss Food City 2018 will be crowned to represent Food City during various company events, including the Food City 300 and Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Miss Food City pageant tickets will be available at the door for $8, and children five and under are admitted free of charge. Proceeds benefit sponsored charities of the Twin Cities Woman’s Club.
“We appreciate each of our pageant contestants and feel they are to be commended for their many contributions within the community,” said Steven C. Smith, Food City president and chief executive officer. “It has been our extreme pleasure to have Callie Corum of Luttrell represent Food City during her reign as Miss Food City 2017,” adds Smith. “She has been an excellent spokesperson for our company.” Contestants are being sought throughout the region. The pageant entry fee is $100. The deadline for entry is 6 p.m. Thursday, October 5. Admittance into the pageant will be limited to the first 25 applications received. Miss Food City will receive $2,000, along with additional prizes, including a $1,200 scholarship from sponsor Rave Hairspray and a Princess for a Day package, donated by Mane Street Day and Salon. Applications are available online at www.foodcity.com.