Firefighters to present GFBF pageants

by | January 25, 2006 12:00 am

Swainsboro Assistant Fire Chief Pepper Fields has announced that the Swainsboro Unit of the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation will present their seventh annual Burn Foundation Pageants March 24–25. The pageants will be held at the Swainsboro/Emanuel County Auditorium at 7 p.m.

Applications may be picked up at the Swainsboro Fire Department, 115 East Moring Street, Swainsboro. The closing date to submit applications is Saturday, March 11.

Pageants for contestants in age groups 2–14 will be held March 24. All participants in the (2-14) divisions will receive a participant award. The winning Queens will be awarded a savings bond certificate.

Pageants for contestants in age groups 15–21 will be held March 25. The winner of the Junior Miss Burn will be awarded a $250.00 scholarship certificate and the winner of the Miss Burn division will be awarded a $500 scholarship certificate. Age requirement for the “Miss Reverse” pageant is 16+. A queen and four runner-ups will be selected from each age division. Optional categories include: The People’s Choice Award ($1 per vote) and the Photogenic Award ($10 per photo entry). Trophies will be awarded to the winner of each category.

In addition, numerous items donated by our local merchants will be raffled and a silent auction of homemade cakes will be available to raise funds for the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation. Admission is $5.

“All proceeds from the pageants go to support the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation which is a non-profit charitable organization that assists burn survivors in their recovery, supports medical facilities in the care of burns in Georgia, and educates the public in burn awareness and prevention. We plan to have fun for the whole family by providing various entertainment programs. So plan to bring the whole family and enjoy the evening. Our community’s involvement in this fundraiser will go along way in helping make Georgia a more fire-safe state in which to live. Remember, that all of our efforts are going to those who have their lives changed due to what we fight to control everyday,” said Fields.

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