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Call for contestants — Miss Asheville/Miss Western Carolina/Miss Blue Ridge Valley pageant

2016 Miss Asheville, Kahlani Jackson

ASHEVILLE — The countdown begins to the crowning of the new 2018 Miss Asheville/Miss Western Carolina/Miss Blue Ridge Valley Royalty. The committee is seeking contestants for its 2018 season.

The pageant will be held Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Joyce C. Dugan Cultural Arts Center in Cherokee.

There are several phases of the competition, including fitness, talent, evening wear, interview, and on-stage question. Contestants are encouraged to have a strong commitment to community service work, travel, and should be ready to enjoy new and exciting opportunities.

Young ladies between the ages of 17 and 23 that live, work full time, or attend school in the following counties are eligible to compete — Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey.

Those interested in the Outstanding Teen Program for the same titles, the program is open to all teens ages 13 to 16 living in the state of North Carolina.

The Miss Blue Ridge Valley/Miss Asheville/Miss Western Carolina Scholarship Pageant is an official preliminary of the Miss North Carolina and Miss America Pageants. The deadline to enter is Sunday, Sept.24.

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