The first Miss Liberty and Long County Georgia Forestry Pageant has been set for 10 a.m. April 1 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center.
Contestants are being sought. Age divisions are: baby miss, birth to 23 months; teeny miss, 2-3 years; tiny miss, 4-6; little miss, 7-9; junior miss, 10-12; teen miss, 13-16; miss, 17-24. Winners from each county will compete in the Georgia Forestry State Pageant, which is going into its 76th year.
Local winners will receive crowns, sashes and trophies. There will be a winner and three runner-ups in each division. All contestants receive trophies. The queens may also be invited to local parades and events. And they will compete in the state pageant in Tifton.
State winners will have their entry paid to the Miss National Forestry Pageant.
At the state pageant, county queens participate in a parade with their county and title on their car, and are treated to cookouts, tree farm tours and more events. A formal ball will be held for the teen and miss contestants.
Besides a $2,500 scholarship, Miss Georgia Forestry receives a crown, monogrammed robe, rhinestone studded banner, pin, silver engraved tray, flowers, picture and interview in national magazines, and gifts totaling more than $2,000.
Four runners-up also receiving scholarships. Younger winners receive similar prizes.
Miss Georgia Forestry queens have the opportunity to ride on the Georgia Forestry Pageant float serving as ambassadors to the Georgia forestry industry. Contestants also have the opportunity to advance to the Miss US National Forestry Pageant.
Younger girls are judged on poise, beauty, gown, personality and appearance. The teens and misses are also judged on interview, speaking and evening gown.
For information, call Brandy Foskey at 912-977-0134 or Erin Houston at 912-269-1724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.