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PRESS RELEASE:

The Pageland Chamber of Commerce along with festival director, Darron Kirkley have given great thought and consideration to the 2017 Miss Pageland Watermelon Pageant. Over the years the Miss Pageland and Miss Watermelon Pageants have been held off and on and by various organizations, including The Pageland Chamber of Commerce, The Pageland/Jefferson Watermelon Festival Steering Committee, The Watermelon World Organization, Miss Pageland Scholarship Organization and the Griffin Scholarship Foundation. The Pageland Chamber of Commerce and the Griffin Scholarship Foundation currently hold the rights and ownership to the Watermelon Queen of Pageland and Miss Pageland. The Board of Directors for the Pageland Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Directors of the Griffin Scholarship Foundation have agreed that it is in the best interest of all parties for now to host only one pageant for Pageland. With that being said the Griffin Foundation will hold their annual Miss Pageland Pageant on June 10th at Central High School. The Pageland Chamber of Commerce will not host the Watermelon Queen Of Pageland pageant this year. The Griffin Scholarship Foundation will be producing the Miss Pageland Pageant with support as well as sponsorship from the Pageland Chamber of Commerce, Pageland Watermelon Festival and Businesses in the Pageland area as they have in years past. The winners of the Miss Pageland United States titles will act as the official hostesses of the Pageland Watermelon Festival and other Pageland Chamber of Commerce events as well as their continued community involvement activities throughout the year. They will also travel throughout the Carolinas to promote the town of Pageland and the Pageland Watermelon Festival. We certainly look forward to working with these young ladies and this organization at our upcoming festival events as well as other events we will host through-out the course of the year. We hope that everyone will join us in supporting them and their efforts to make Pageland a wonderful place to live and do business.

*Applications for the Miss Pageland Pageant are available at the Pageland Chamber of Commerce, Pageland Town Hall, Sheer Genius, City Slickers, Jefferson Discount Grocery, Tropical Tanz, Pageland Merle Norman and 808 W. McGregor.

*Miss Pageland must be a resident of Pageland/Jefferson and/or attend a school in Pageland/JeffersonIf you would like to participate in the Miss Pageland Pageant please contact Timothy Griffin 704-371-3025 or misspageland@yahoo.com