Local ‘beauties’ to raise funds for county fair

Published 11:42 am Friday, October 27, 2017

Third time is charm, as the expression goes. Perhaps that luck will help the 12 brave men who will soon step into high heels for their chance to be Mr. Southampton County Fair 2017. The third annual Womanless Pageant will take place on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m.. This will be in the building next to the main stage on the county fairgrounds.

Janet Joyner, who regularly organizes the pageants for little girls and young ladies, said the profits will be used by the board for future county fairs.

The contestants willing to slip into dresses are:

• Brian Snow – Franklin Police Officer

• Josh Dowd – Southampton Deputy

• Gary Brinkley – Physician Assistant Southampton Orthopedics

• James Bush – Production Manager

• Brandon Ivey – Nothin’ “Butt” Fun Catering

• Anthony Reid – Teacher

• Johnnie McKeller – Franklin High School Coach

• Jason Ray – Branchville Fire Department

• Chris Nance-  Boyd Chevrolet

• Doug Whitby – Teacher

• Will Hart – Boyd Chevrolet and Fair Board Member

• Charles Smith – Franklin Fire and Rescue

As in the first two years, the contestants will model personality wear and an evening gown, and will also be required to answer questions inside the building next to the outside main stage.

The winner will be crowned Mr. Franklin-Southampton, and receive a sash, crown and flowers.

Tickets are $10 per person and sold at the following locations: Franklin Seafood and Steakhouse (old Parker Drug); Cats Meow and Janet’s Touch of Style, both on Main Street; Farmers Bank (Courtland); or any Fair Board member.

Door prizes and drawings for a huge fall basket and a 50/50 prize will be included that night.

Drinks and popcorn will be sold.

Call Joyner at 334-2171 for more information.