The 20th Anniversary Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 13th at 7:00 p.m. Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the gala event. Reggie Neel of WXBQ radio will serve as Master of Ceremonies.
The winner of the pageant will represent Food City during its sponsorship of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Food City 500 and the Nationwide Series Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway and other race related activities. She will also represent Food City at various other company related functions throughout 2013. Without a doubt, Miss Food City has become one of the most sought after titles for young ladies throughout the region. Miss Food City will receive $1,000 cash, gift baskets from Food City’s Health, Beauty & Wellness Department, Johnson & Johnson and Dionis Skin Care Products, Princess for A Day package provided by Mane Street Day Spa & Salon and $1,000 scholarship provided by Rave Hair Styling Products.
Tickets are $8.00, with children 5 & under admitted FREE of charge and will be available the night of the pageant. A number of exciting door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, including two tickets to the 2013 Food City 500, tickets to Wonderworks, Titanic and Dixie Stampede, Food City Gift Cards and four two night stays at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
The pageant will be directed by the ladies of the Twin City Woman’s Club, with event proceeds benefitting their sponsored projects and charities.
About the Miss Food City Pageant
The first pageant was held in the Bristol Mall in 1992. Former winners include Janet Barton - 1992 & 1993, Meredith Blankenship – 1994, Tracy Wilson – 1995, April Elswick – 1996, Lisa Tollett – 1997, Christin Wilson – 1998, Erica Hembree – 1999, Amanda Greene – 2000, Misty Horn – 2001, Ronna Compton – 2002, April Owens – 2003, Kimberly Coen – 2004, Megan Ashe – 2005, Mally Gent – 2006, Britney Hagy – 2007, Jennifer Whittington – 2008, Lindsey Blevins – 2009, Melissa O’Neal – 2010, Elizabeth Robinette – 2011, Ginny Cole - 2012
Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City’s parent company) operates 105 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.