Pageant Week Festivities Begin!!! Two Autograph Parties Scheduled
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2011 - The Miss Mississippi Pageant will be held this week in Vicksburg, beginning on Wednesday night and continuing through Saturday evening. The week of festivities will end when Sarah Beth James passes her crown on to the 54th young woman to be crowned in Vicksburg.
Those festivities begin tonight (Monday) at 7 pm when the contestants participate in the Miss Mississippi Pageant Parade. The parade has become an annual event in the Red Carpet City of the South. The parade will pass along the traditional parade route which includes the historic brick-paved Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg.
The contestants have been split into three groups (A, B & C) and will compete with their group throughout the preliminary process. Now, technically, the pageant has already begun. The judges began the process of interviewing the contestants from Group A today. They will also conduct the interviews, which are not open to the public, on Tuesday (Group B) and conclude with Group C on Wednesday.
Contestants will continue rehearsals on Tuesday and ready themselves for the first night of preliminary competition on Wednesday.
The festivities on Wednesday will kick off with an autograph party with the contestants from "Group B." The autograph party will be held at the showroom of longtime pageant sponsor George Carr Buick Cadillac GMC on South Frontage Road.
Wednesday Night's preliminary competition will commence at 8 p.m. at the Vicksburg Convention Center. Tickets are available at the Convention Center box office or from the Miss Mississippi Corporation office. Call 601-638-6746 for more information.
A second autograph party, featuring contestants from Groups A & C, will be held from 9:30 - 11:15 am on Thursday at The Outlets at Vicksburg. The public is once again invited to attend and meet the contestants, get photos and autographs and give them words of encouragement.
The contestants will absolutely be thrilled to see your faces, so get out and show them some support and give them a huge River City Welcome!
Single-Night Tickets are Available!!!
Tickets are now available for individual nights of the 2011 Miss Mississippi Pageant.
Contact the Miss Mississippi Corporation office at 601-638-6746 to order your tickets today!
Judges Seminar Scheduled!!!
There will be a Judges Seminar sponsored by the Miss Mississippi Corporation on Saturday, July 2nd, 2011 at the Vicksburg Convention Center Upper Level meeting room from 9:00 - 10:30. The Seminar will be led by Michael Jones, Judges Chairman for the Miss Mississippi Corporation as well as a 27 year volunteer of the organization. Upon completing the seminar, your name will be added to the Judges list.
If you have questions, please contact the Miss Mississippi Corporation office at 601-638-6746.