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Toole set for Miss Alabama Pageant

Miss Greater Greenville 2004 Melinda Toole arrives at Samford University tomorrow to begin a week of events that culminates with the crowning of Miss Alabama 2004 next Saturday night.

Toole is the first Miss Greater Greenville since the birth of the new preliminary earlier this year.

Toole will participate in the weeklong competition.

&uot;It is so special for the contestants to receive notes of encouragement, flowers or well wishes,&uot; said Sue Arnold, with the Miss Greater Greenville board. &uot;For Melinda to know that the people of Greenville support her while she is representing our city would mean a great deal to her and it allows us to cheer her on from here in Greenville throughout the grueling week.

To send Toole a note write: Miss Melinda Toole, Miss Alabama Pageant, Samford University, Box 292266, Birmingham, AL 35229.

Flowers, balloons and baskets of goodies can be sent to:

Miss Melinda Toole, ADPi House, Samford University, 800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham, AL 35229.

Supporters are asked not to mail anything after Wednesday because it most likely will not get to Toole before she is dismissed on Sunday, June 13.

Locally, please call Elizabeth Wilson Florist at 382-3041, Camellia City Florist at 382-8370, Forget-Me-Not Florist at 382-8337 or All Occasion Florist at 382-7272 to handle your wire services.

Be sure to ask that they wire your selection through Suzanne’s Flowers, 356 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham; Continental Florist and Gifts, 3390 Morgan Dr., Vestavia or a gift basket through Contri Brothers Gift Baskets at 1090 Montgomery Highway, Birmingham.

Watch your Wednesday’s Lifestyles section for more on Miss Toole and the Miss Alabama Pageant festivities.