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Pageant grosses $14,500 for Franklin County Chamber of Commerce

Miss Mount Vernon 2013 Bailey Bohlken is all smiles as her  predecessor, Jesi Hines, places her crown.Miss Mount Vernon 2013 Bailey Bohlken is all smiles as her predecessor, Jesi Hines, places her crown. The 45th annual Miss Mount Vernon Pageant grossed approximately $14,500 on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16 and 17 in the MVISD auditorium.

The sponsoring Franklin County Chamber of Commerce anticipates netting around $9,000. This was the first year for the pageant to be a two night event, with approximately 450 people attending each night. For results from the pageant, see the Aug. 22 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.