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Contestants Will Serve as Mission Hosts During Miss Virginia Week

Miss Virginia 2011 Elizabeth Crotts

Twenty six Miss Virginia Preteen Contestants will be in The Rescue Mission  clinic holding the first “Teeth and Tiaras” event.  The girls will be in the clinic on Wednesday, June 27, from 12:30pm –2:30pm, educating shelter children about why they do not have to be afraid of the dentist.  They will also teach proper brushing techniques.  Each child will receive a dental hygiene kit the preteen contestants have assembled.

Guests of the Rescue Mission’s Hospitality Dining Room will also get to experience Miss Virginia Week in a special way.  For two days during the official Miss Virginia Pageant Week being held June 25-30, contestants will be serving lunch at the Rescue Mission.

On Tuesday, June 26, the current Miss Virginia, Elizabeth Crotts, and 2012 Pageant Mistress of Ceremonies and former Miss Georgia, Bobbie Eakes (who is also a double platinum recording artist and two-time Emmy nominee for best lead daytime actress), will be at the Rescue Mission serving lunch in the hospitality dining room.

Also on Wednesday, the Rescue Mission hospitality dining hall will be hosted by pageant teens, 25 of them to be exact, as part of the Third Annual “Beauty & the Feast” event.  The 2012 contestants for Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen will be on site in the dining hall beginning at 11:00am. The Outstanding Contestants will serve lunch to about 300 people.  This feast will be a family style lunch of baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, and fixins on the side.  The twenty five teens will do it all, from hosting the tables, manning the ice cream station, serving the food and cleaning up afterwards.

The Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen and Preteen scholarship program is part of the Miss Virginia organization.  The teen program is a state preliminary to the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition.  A sister company to the Miss America organization, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen (MAOT) promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s teens.  Through the national competition, MAOT encourages and rewards the talent, communication skills, community service and academic achievement of girls between 13 and 17 years of age.  MAOT has provided over $3 million in scholarship assistance to its participants since 2005.

For more information visit or on Facebook at The Rescue Mission Roanoke.

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