Miss Bloomin’ Festival to be crowned March 20

 The 2021 Miss Bloomin’ Festival pageant will be held on March 20 at the Candler County Board of Education Auditorium. 

 The contest will feature a beauty competition, with winners receiving a crown, banner and trophy, along with optional categories such as Prettiest Dress, Prettiest Hair and Prettiest Smile, all of which can be entered for $5 per category. The Photogenic Competition is an additional $15. 

 The audience can select People’s Choice in each age division for $1 each. 

 The newly-crowned Miss Bloomin’ Festival will receive a $500 scholarship.

 The morning session at 10 a.m. will include competition for Baby Miss, 0-11 months; Toddler Miss, 1-2 years; Tiny Miss, 3-4 years; Little Miss, 5-6 years. The 1 p.m. afternoon session will include Petite Miss, 7-9 years; Junior Miss, 10-12 years; Teen Miss, 13-15 years; and Miss Bloomin’ Festival, 16-21 years.

 For more information, contact Jill Atkinson, 912-314-0997 or jatkinson1026@gmail.com or Victoria Gaitten, 912-68-2159 or metterchamber@gmail.com.

 All pageant proceeds will benefit Metter-Candler Chamber of Commerce Candler Youth Leadership Program.

 Deadline to enter is March 12. Admission fee is $60 per contestant. For applications, visit everythingsbetterinmetter.com and select the tab for Another Bloomin’ Festival.


Annual GLOW Run to be held on April 2

 It is time for the [Repeat] 11th Annual Another Bloomin’ Run. The 5K and One-Mile Fun Walk/Run are scheduled for Friday, April 2, at 7 p.m. GLOW run!

 “The Candler County Program for Exceptional Children hosts this event each year as a fund raiser for our students with special needs. Many wonderful opportunities are provided for our students with the funds raised by this event such as our annual Exceptional Children’s Field Day,” said event coordinator Melinda Franklin.

 “We hope you will bring your family out and join us again this year! This event is always an exciting event and a fun way to begin the ‘Another Bloomin’ Festival’ festivities. Please feel free to incorporate some GLOW into your wardrobe for the event.”

  Forms may be submitted to Terri Bland, Roslyn Pittman or Melinda Franklin at the Candler County Board of Education. You may also register online using the following link: https://www.active.com/metter-ga/running/distance-running/another-bloomin-run-2021

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