The Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts. The pageant features a football theme and attendees are invited to show their support by dressing in their favorite team colors.
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 2014.
Miss Food City will receive $1,000 cash, a $1,000 scholarship provided by Rave Hair Styling Product, a Johnson & Johnson gift basket and a Princess for A Day package provided by Mane Street Day Spa & Salon.
Tickets are $8, with children 5 and under admitted free of charge and will be available the night of the pageant. Door prizes will be given throughout the evening, including two tickets to the 2014 Food City 500, tickets to Ripley’s Attractions, Wonderworks, Titanic, Dixie Stampede, Food City Gift Cards and four two-night stays at Deer Ridge Mountain Resort in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
Reggie Neel of WXBQ 96.9 FM 24 Carrot Country will serve as master of ceremonies. In conjunction with the football-themed event, special guest will be Carl Torbush, head coach of the East Tennessee State University football program. Torbush, whose career includes head coaching stops at North Carolina and Louisiana Tech, has built a strong reputation as an outstanding defensive strategist after having served as a defensive coordinator at six FBS programs, including Alabama, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Kansas, Texas A&M and UNC. The pageant will be directed by the members of the Twin City Woman’s Club, with event proceeds benefitting their sponsored projects and charities.