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Miss Ocean City to be crowned Saturday

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2011-miss-oc Miss Ocean City to be crowned Saturday

Parade of contestants is Wednesday on the boardwalk


On Saturday, August 13, the Miss Ocean City Scholarship Pageant will be celebrating its 42nd anniversary. At 7:30 p.m., the curtains will open on the Music Pier stage and 18 young women will compete for the title. It will be the final appearance as queen of the reigning Miss Ocean City, Rachel Reese. Michael Kelly will act as emcee.

The theme of this year’s pageant is “Dancing with the Stars.” The contestants will dance and sing to hit tunes and compete in swimsuit, evening wear, talent and a private judge’s interview. All areas of competition are weighed equally. The winner will take home the crown along with over $5,000 in scholarships and prizes.

The pageant is sponsored each year by the Exchange Club of Ocean City, which generates the majority of the scholarship monies along with general donations from the Gillian family, Ocean City Home Bank, Nahza Cancer Center, the Godfrey family, the Exchangettes of Ocean City, and many other businesses.

This year’s pageant is produced by Aubre Naughton and chaired by Maribeth Neall. Thanks to the generous sponsors, over $14,000.00 is scholarships and prizes will be given away on Saturday night.

Come watch the Miss Ocean City Pageant parade held at 6 p.m. Wednesday night on Asbury Avenue and the Boardwalk. The theme of the parade is also “Dancing with the Stars.” Parade-goers can vote for their favorite contestant during the People’s Choice Award in front of the Music Pier.

Contestants include Katee Blizzard, Alexandra Canal, Brenna Carnuccio, Cassie Cattie, Tricia DeFelice, Juliette Gabrielle, Kelsey Greene, Shannon Greene, Katie Larkin, Hannah Lavin, Myra McCann, Hillary Morris, Morgan Noble, Phoebe Schumacher, Jocelyn Stephens, Marissa Tibbetts, Mia Tomkins and Devon Vanderslice.

Tickets are available at the Music Pier Box Office starting Wednesday, August 10 for $15.


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