Lincoln County’s Miss Hospitality to be chosen Saturday

Published 9:44 pm Monday, February 11, 2019

Wednesday is the deadline to turn in applications for the Lincoln County Miss Hospitality program.

Miss Hospitality is open to young women between the ages of 18 and 24 by July who are graduating high school or enrolled in college. Participants must have a minimum of 2.5 GPA and live in Lincoln County.

Entry to the local program is $25 and applications are due by 5 p.m. For an application, call 601-833-1411 or email

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The local competition will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Chamber office at 230 South Whitworth Ave. Participants will compete at a formal tea this year and are required to dress in business attire with either skirt or pants. Each contestant will be judged 60 percent for a five-minute interview, 20 percent for a 30-second live commercial about Lincoln County and Brookhaven and 20 percent for presence, composure and confidence.

Miss Hospitality Madalyn Oglesby will crown her successor following the program.

The winner will be expected to attend the state contestant workshop in Hattiesburg June 1 and the state competition July 21-27.

The winner will also receive a $250 scholarship, gift basket and official Miss Mississippi Hospitality crown, sash and pin.

Chamber Program Director Katie Nations said the Miss Hospitality winner is invited to attend anything the Chamber hosts as an ambassador and ride at the front of the annual Christmas parade.

A Lincoln County contestant who wins at the state level will get to travel throughout the state and attend various events with the governor.