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Civic club helps community through Hank pageant

A way to support the community and county’s citizens in need combines with pretty girls in pretty gowns with the arrival of the 20th Annual Hank Williams Beauty Pageant this spring.

This year’s event, sponsored by the Georgiana Civic Club, is slated for 2 p.m., May 15, 2010 at the school auditorium of the former Georgiana High School building.

There are eight age divisions in the pageant, beginning with Baby Miss (age 0-11 months); Little Miss, (ages 12-23 months); Toddler Miss (ages 2-3 years); Petite Miss, (ages 4-6 years); Mini Miss (ages 7-9 years); Junior Miss (ages 10-12 years); Teen Miss (ages 13-15 years) and Miss Hank (ages 16-21 years). Each division will have a winner and three runners-up.

Dress for the pageant is a choice of formal, Sunday dress or heirloom for ages 0-9; formalwear for ages 10 and up.

Entry fee is $25 through May 2; $30 May 3 through May 13 and $35 on May 14.

Registration will begin at 1 p.m. May 15 at the old high school.

“We don’t have a rehearsal time scheduled, but the auditorium will be open at 12:30 p.m. that day and also on Friday night May 14 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for anyone wishing to walk through,” said assistant city clerk Judy Black.

A Photogenic category is an optional competition, with a fee of $5 per photo and one winner per division.

Pageant contestants will have free admittance; cost of admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children.

The monies raised through the annual pageant goes back into the community, Black said.

“We provide our senior citizens with a nice Christmas dinner each year. We also chose ten to twelve of our neediest families in the area and provide food for them during the holidays,” Black said.

Attendees at the Georgiana Senior Nutrition Center also get to enjoy cake and ice cream each month, courtesy of the GCC.

“We also donate money to Safe Harbor (The Children’s Advocacy Center) and the Greenville Animal Shelter,” Black said. “That’s one of our purposes, to be a part of the Hank celebration and to do something good for our folks, too.”

For more information, contact Judy Black at 334-376-2555 or Pat Middleton at 334-376-2097. Entry forms can also be picked up at Georgiana City Hall or Hot Waxx in Greenville.