Abingdon, VA – Held at the beautiful Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, Tennessee, the annual Miss Food City Pageant showcases young women from across the region. Co-sponsored by WXBQ 96.9 FM – 24 Carrot Country, the pageant will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, 2016.
Miss Food City 2017 will be crowned to represent Food City during various company related events, including the 25th Anniversary Food City 300 and Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The Miss Food City pageant is proud to be celebrating their 25th Anniversary this year.
Miss Food City Pageant tickets will be available at the door the day of the event for an admission fee of $8.00. Children 5 and under are admitted free. 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 Azlinn Alder of Jefferson City, TN represent Food City during her reign as Miss Food City 2016,” adds Smith. “She has been an excellent spokesperson for our company.”
Contestants are being sought throughout the region. The pageant entry fee is $100.00. Applications are now available on-line at www.foodcity.com. Deadline for entry is 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016. Entrants will be limited to the first 25 applications received. Miss Food City will receive $1,000 cash, along with additional prizes, including an additional $1,000 scholarship from sponsor Rave Hairspray and a $500 Food City Gift Card, sponsored by Johnson & Johnson.
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores (Food City’s parent company) operates 135 retail outlets throughout southeast Kentucky, southwest Virginia, east Tennessee, Chattanooga and north Georgia. For more information on the pageant and other exciting Food City happenings, visit their website at www.foodcity.com.