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2012 Miss Food City Pageant

Abingdon, VA (Monday, September 12, 2011) – 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.  This year’s pageant, co-sponsored by WXBQ will take place at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 22, 2011. 

Miss Food City 2012 will be crowned to represent Food City during the 2012 Food City 500 and Food City 250 NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway and various other company events.  Tickets will be available at the door 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 Elizabeth Robinette of Big Stone Gap, VA represent Food City during her reign as Miss Food City 2011,” 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 available at area Food City locations or on line at  Interested parties should inquire at the store’s front office.  Deadline for entry is 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2011.  Applications must be postmarked by the deadline.  Entrants will be limited to the first thirty applications received. 

Headquartered in Abingdon, Virginia, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. (Food City’s parent company) operates 106 retail food outlets throughout the tri-state regions of Southeast Kentucky, Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee.