It’s time for Alcorn County’s crowning moment.

The annual Miss Alcorn County is just around the corner with divisions for all ages and a special opportunity to learn from one of the state’s most successful winners.

The event is set for Saturday, March 6 at the historic Corinth Coliseum-Civic Center in downtown Corinth.

Organizer Scarlett Marcinek explained this year they are splitting the program into two separate events to allow for more separation and social distancing.

Ages 0 to 7 will register from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and the competition will begin at 10:15 am.

Ages 8 to 19 will register from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. and the competition will begin at 2:15 p.m.

Admission for spectators will be $7 per person and along with the traditional crowns and the award for Miss Photogenic, attendees will be able to cast votes for $1 per vote for the People’s Choice ward with proceeds going to support Pine Vale Children’s Home.

Marcinek said they’re also excited to offer the chance for participants to learn how to put their best foot forward as they welcome Pure International Pre-Teen Mississippi State Addison Shaw on Friday, March 5 for free pageant walking lessons during rehearsals.

Judges will include state pageant winners and other experienced pageant experts, said Marcinek.

Macy Mathews Photography and Adam Davis Media videography will be on hand for photos and videos of the big day.

Marcinek said last year’s pageant happened just before the pandemic begin placing restrictions on activities. This year they’re taking every stop possible to ensure a safe and exciting pageant. Masks will be highly encouraged. Only one person will be allowed backstage with each contestant and only two age groups will be backstage at the same time to reduce crowding.

To learn more look up Miss Alcorn County 2021 on Facebook or call Marcinek at 662-396-1003.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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