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Food City Pageant planned

Held at the Paramount Center for the Arts in downtown Bristol, Tenn., the annual Miss Food City Pageant showcases young women from across the region. Co-sponsored by WXBQ 96.9 FM 24 Carrot Country, the pageant will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11.

Miss Food City 2015 will be crowned to represent Food City during various company-related events, including the Food City 500 and Food City 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway. Tickets will be available at the door for an admission fee of $8. 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 Kayla Neikirk of Watauga, Tenn., represent Food City during her reign as Miss Food City 2014,” adds Smith. “She has been an excellent spokesperson for our company.”

Contestants are being sought throughout the region. The pageant entry fee is $100. Applications are now available on-line at www.foodcity.com. Deadline for entry is 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25. Entrants will be limited to the first 25 applications received. Miss Food City will receive $1,000 cash, along with additional prizes.

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