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Local scholarship pageant expands event to Friday and Saturday nights

Contestants in the Miss Mount Vernon and Junior Miss Mount Vernon competitions.The 45th annual Miss Mount Vernon Scholarship Pageant has attracted 15 contestants to vie for two different titles in pageant competition on  Saturday, Aug. 17, and 36 contestants for four different titles on Friday, Aug. 16.

The performances begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Mount Vernon ISD Auditorium. “We are excited that the number of contestants has grown the pageant into a two night event,” commented Heather Bales, pageant coordinator for the sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce. For more information, see the August 15 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.