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Bartow Schools, Economy To Benefit From November Pageants

The Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA pageants in November will have $250,000-plus economic impact on Cartersville and the county.

Credit: YouTube
Credit: YouTube

Cartersville Host City Sponsors of the Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA pageants are set Friday, Oct. 25, to present a check to Bartow County Schools Superintendent John Harper during the Cartersville-Bartow County Chamber of Commerce's event, Chamber Business After Hours, at the Clarence Brown Conference Center.  

The check, in excess of $7,800, is for the four-day rental of the Woodland Performing Arts Center, home to the pageants since 2007. The funds received by the school system for the theater rental is the most visible part of the $250,000-plus economic impact the pageants bring to the community and is made possible by the support of dedicated sponsors, according to a Cartersville-Bartow County Convention & Visitors Bureau press release.   

Cartersville Host City Sponsors set to make the presentation include Walmart, Toyo Tire North America, Ampacet, USG Interiors, Girly Girl Boutique and the CVB. On hand to thank the community will be pageant producer Kim Greenwood and the reigning Miss Georgia USA Brittany Sharp.  

Representatives of Cartersville's Tranquility House, the pageant’s official charitable beneficiary, will also be present. Pageant contestants and their supporters donate cash and needed items to Tranquility House at a critical time during their service year. 

The pageants are expected to bring a record number of contestants and families to Cartersville in November as the 2014 titleholders are crowned.  Greenwood has registered more than 140 contestants to vie for the titles currently held by Brittany Sharp and Julia Martin, both students at the University of Georgia.  

The titleholders crowned in November will represent Georgia at the 2014 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, which are part of the Miss Universe Organization, a joint venture of Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal.

The Miss Georgia USA and Miss Georgia Teen USA pageants are set for the Woodland Performing Arts Center from Thursday, Nov. 21, to Saturday, Nov. 23. Following a day of rehearsal on Thursday, the Miss Georgia USA contestants and reigning titleholders will be greeted at the sponsors and media reception at the Booth Western Art Museum. Afterward, the contestants will join the teens at the Clarence Brown Conference Center for the VIP Mayor’s Dinner. Both events are hosted by the Cartersville Host City Committee and CVB.

In addition, three events will be open to the public. The combined Preliminary Show is set for Friday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $35 each. Miss Georgia Teen USA Final Show will be Saturday, Nov. 23, at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Miss Georgia USA Final Show at 8 p.m.  Final Show Tickets for each pageant are $40 each.  

Reserved seating is available to the public beginning Oct. 28. Remaining tickets will be sold at the box office one hour prior to each show.

Youth tickets for students age 13 and younger are available for all shows at half-price. Tickets may be charged by phone at 770-387-1357; Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted. 

See www.visitcartersvillega.org/MissGeorgiaUSA for more pageant information.

 

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