The annual Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00 p.m. Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the gala event. The pageant theme will focus on Breast Cancer Awareness. 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 2012. 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 $500 cash, along with various health and beauty care prize packages from local salons.
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 a pair of tickets to the 2012 Food City 500, tickets to Dixie Stampede, Ripley’s Aquarium, Titanic, Food City Gift Cards and a two night stay 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
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.