Annual pageant set to offer starring role

August 2, 2013 by  

Tomorrow will see the annual Miss Cobb County Scholarship Pageant take place, so there will no doubt be an awful lot of banner printing taking place in the run up. Showcasing 15 young ladies from across the county, it is the 56th running of the event.

It is a very big deal this year too, with a prize pot fund of more than $30,000 in scholarships on offer. There is also the little matter of advancing to the Miss Georgia Pageant, which in turn gives entry to the Miss America competition.

As well as a private interview, the contestants also have to demonstrate a talent and physical fitness, before being judged in an evening gown at the end.

Local folks will be delighted to know that the competitors include Kennesaw residents Carly Gill, 22, and Amber Runyan, 23.

Following an evening of great entertainment, which this year takes its theme as ‘I’m A Star’, the winner will be crowned by Maggie Bridges. The reigning Miss Cobb County, she also posted third place in the state competition this year.

The 2013 winner will go on to compete for the state title at Columbus in June 2014.

Anyone wishing to attend the evening is advised that tickets are still available, with reserved seating available from just $20.

The night’s festivities get under way from 7:00 pm at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. The Mistress of Ceremonies will be popular Fox 5 weather presenter Joanne Feldman, a previous winner of the award back in 1993.