BA alum Flumm to represent Lincoln County in Mississippi Miss Hospitality pageant

Published 9:37 pm Friday, June 30, 2017

Shelby Flumm will represent Lincoln County in the 68th Miss Hospitality Pageant on July 21-22 at the Saenger Theater in Hattiesburg.

Flumm is an alum of Brookhaven Academy where she graduated with special honors and was inducted into the Hall of Fame. She currently attends the University of Mississippi and is majoring in pre-pharmacy. Flumm plans to complete pharmacy school at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

In its 20th year as host city, Hattiesburg will showcase this year’s best and brightest young women as they compete for the title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality. Twenty-five women, who are all currently enrolled in a college or university in Mississippi, will vie for the state title, with the winner serving for one year as the state’s official ambassador for economic development and tourism.

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The pageant originally began in 1949 under then-Governor Fielding Wright and the Mississippi Legislature. Since that time, the pageant has called the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Starkville and Hattiesburg home. The Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant offers more than $100,000 in scholarships and prizes to the top finalists.

During pageant week in Hattiesburg, contestants will attend social events, take part in community service projects, and participate in required rehearsals and competitions, leading up to the crowning of the 2017 Mississippi Miss Hospitality on Saturday evening.

Tickets to the 2017 Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant may be purchased online at, the Saenger’s Facebook page, by calling the box office at 601-584-4888, or visiting the theater in person.

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