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Miss Food City Pageant

October 22, 2011 | 12 am

The annual Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 22nd at 7:00 pm.
Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the
gala event. The pageant theme will focus on Food City’s racing history. Reggie Neel of
WXBQ radio will be the event’s 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 other health and
beauty care prize packages from local salons.
Tickets are $8.00 (5 yrs. & under will be admitted FREE) and will be on sale at the
door the night of the pageant. Those attending the pageant will be eligible for wonderful
door prizes throughout the evening including two tickets to the 2012 Food City 500,
tickets to the Dixie Stampede, Ripley’s Aquarium, Food City Gift Cards, and two nights
at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
The pageant will be directed by the ladies of the Twin City Woman’s Club and
the proceeds raised from the pageant will benefit their sponsored projects and charities.
History on the Miss Food City Pageant:
The first pageant was held in the Bristol Mall in 1992.
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