Miss Coweta, Heard pageants at Powers' Crossroads

By SARAH FAY CAMPBELL sarah@newnan.com Sign-ups are ongoing for the Miss Coweta and Miss Heard Pageants, to be held at the 38th annual Powers' Crossroads Country Fair and Arts Festival, coming up Labor Day Weekend. Contestants will even be able to sign up at the festival on Saturday and Sunday that weekend.
This is the first year for the Miss Coweta/Miss Heard Pageant, which is a qualifier for the Miss West Georgia Scholarship pageant. Miss West Georgia is a qualifier for Miss Georgia, and the winner of the Miss Georgia pageant will go on to the Miss America pageant. Because of so much interest in the pageant, a Miss Heard County category has been added. There are several age categories, and various competitions. Contestants will dress in "country casual" outfits. Categories are: 0 to 12 months, 13 to 18 moths, 19 to 23 months, 2 years old, 3 years old, 4 and 5; 6 and 7; 8 and 9; 10 through 12; 13 to 15; 16 to 19, 20 to 29, and 30 and up, plus Mrs. Married and Mister Boys. Registration for the beauty competition, which is required for the Miss Coweta County or Miss Heard County titles, is $50. Supplemental competitions are the photogenic competition, best eyes, hair, smile, and personality categories, and the "supreme winner." The scores in the various competitions will be added together to determine the supreme winner. If at least 25 contestants sign up, the supreme winner in the 0 to 3 age group, and 4 and up group, will receive a large crown, custom sash and $100 cash. The top contestant in each age division will receive a custom embroidered title sash and crown. All participants will get a princess tiara and sash. Registration for all categories is $75. Proceeds benefit the Miss West Georgia Scholarship Pageant. An application can be downloaded at www.newnan.com/powers . Or call Coweta Festivals at 770-947-3260 for more information. The Miss West Georgia pageant is moving to Coweta County this year, after many years in Carroll County. The change was made because the University of West Georgia is going to start holding its own pageant. This year's Miss West Georgia Pageant will be held Nov. 16 at the Coweta County Fairgrounds. Competitors for the Miss West Georgia title must be between the ages of 17 and 24. Contestants must have graduated high school or have a GED by July 1 of 2009, and must have never been married or ever had children. Contestants must residents of the West Georgia area for at least six months prior to entering. Also held that day will be the Miss West Georgia's Outstanding Teen pageant, open to those 13 to 17. Younger beauty queens will get their chance at the Little Miss West Georgia Pageant, which will be held Sept. 23 and 24, during the Coweta County Fair. For more information on all events, visit www.misswestgeorgia.com .

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