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Nine young ladies from Ray County have been polishing their talent presentations, practicing for interview questions and putting on their glitz for the Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant to be held Saturday, Mar. 21, at 7 p.m., at the Farris Theatre.
The historic theater is in elegant setting to these beautiful young women as they represent their individual towns and schools in competition for scholarships and the title of Miss Ray County 2009.
A panel of judges will evaluate each contestant as they compete in talent, aerobic/sportswear, evening gown and an interview question.
Pageant Executive Director Tara Gottschalk said there will be raffles and other fun going on throughout the evening.
The emcee will be Chris Stigall from 710 Talk Radio Morning Show.
“I’m pleased to have Chris as our emcee for the pageant again this year,” Gottschalk said.Advanced Acro Competition Team, and a song written and performed by Michael Robinson.
Awards will be given for Miss Congeniality, People’s Choice, Evening Wear, Talent, Second Alternate, First Alternate and the announcement of the 2009 Miss Ray County.
Miss Ray County 2008 Addie Duncan will be present to crown the new Miss Ray County.
The 2009 Miss Ray County Scholarship Pageant has nine lovely contestants. Representing the city of Lawson are Sunny Bristow and Taylor Cotton. Teresa Cole will represent the city of Orrick. The city of Richmond will be represented by Corissa Johnson, Sabin Millsap, Tammy Prouty and Lisa Thompson. Jennie Guthrie will represent the city of Wood Heights.
Gottschalk hopes the communities will support the event as the scholarship monies available by the end of the evening are determined by the number of people that attend.
“At just $5 a ticket, it’s a great family evening,” said Gottschalk. “The girls have a lot of fun and the entertainment is great.”
Other entertainment will be by Tracy Wozny, the Shapes Dance and