The Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, October 11, at 7 p.m. Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the event.
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 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway and other race-related activities. She will also represent Food City at various other company-related functions throughout 2015. Miss Food City will receive $1,000 cash, $1,000 scholarship provided by Rave Hair Styling Product, $500 in Food City Gift Cards donated by Johnson & Johnson and a Princess for A Day package provided by Mane Street Day Spa & Salon.
Tickets are $8, with children 5 and under and veterans
(identification required) admitted free of charge and will be available the night of the pageant. Door prizes will be awarded throughout the evening, including two tickets to the 2015 Food City 500, tickets to Ripley’s Attractions, Lumberjack Feud, Wonderworks, Titanic, Dixie Stampede, Food City Gift Cards and four two-night stays at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
This year’s pageant features a patriotic theme and will include a special guest appearance by Medal of Honor recipient, Ronald E. Rosser. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the armed services of the United States. A corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Rosser charged the enemy, destroyed one position, gained the top of a hill, killed two enemy soldiers, then attacked down a trench, killing five more. He hurled a grenade into a bunker and shot two others as they emerged. His ammunition depleted, he returned through fire, obtaining more ammunition and grenades, and recharged the hill, calling on others to follow, attacking two more bunkers. He repeated his return and attack, ultimately single-handedly killing at least 13 enemy soldiers. Despite being wounded, he helped evacuate the more seriously wounded. Rosser recently received a second Medal of Honor from Korea, making him the only person in history to ever receive a Medal of Honor from two countries.
Reggie Neel of WXBQ 96.9 FM 24 Carrot Country will serve as master of ceremonies. The pageant will be directed by the Twin City Woman’s Club, with event proceeds benefitting their sponsored projects and charities.