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Business Scholarship Pageant on Saturday

CARY – Ten dynamic young women will be competing for the crown in the 2013 Miss Cary and Miss Fox River Grove Business Scholarship Pageant at 7 p.m. Saturday at Cary-Grove High School, 2208 Three Oaks Road, Cary.

Contestants crowned for the title win $1,000 scholarships from the Cary Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. The scholarship pageant is sponsored by True Value Manufacturing and Wickstrom Auto Group.

Chamber Executive Director Suzanne Corr said the process leading up to the Miss Cary/FRG Pageant is designed to provide the contestants with valuable communication and speaking skills, and knowledge about local business. They are formally introduced to the business community and area leaders, get involved in community service, and are trained in speaking and presentation skills. The evening of the pageant the contestants participate in an evening gown competition, an interview session and give a live presentation on their business sponsor.

Miss Cary and Miss Fox River Grove as well as runners-up receive scholarship money. 

The Miss Fox River Grove Pageant was started in 1955 and the Miss Cary Pageant began in 1963.

Contestants competing in the pageant this year for the title of Miss Cary are: Abigail Loch sponsored by Malooley Chiropractic, Brooke Witkins sponsored by Cary Grove Dental, Emma Krupp sponsored by Leo Pontano Professional Painting Inc., Gabbie Burlingame sponsored by Sage Products Inc., Katherine Heckel sponsored by WG Salon, Kelly Kaveney sponsored by Modern Wave Salon and Spa, Peyton Taylor sponsored by Lulu’s Wiggin Out, and Sabrina Tish sponsored by Cary Travel Express.

Contestants for Miss Fox River Grove are Claire Roehri sponsored by Brunch Café, and Kortney Geegan sponsored Wickstrom Auto Group.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, call 847-639-2800. 

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