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Economy takes a toll on Miss Thomasville pageant

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

January 15, 2008

THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) - Thomasville beauties won't get to compete in the 2009 Miss Thomasville pageant on Saturday.

Miss Thomasville Scholarship Board officials postponed the pageant until the summer. They had a shortage of contestants this year. The Board's director blames the economy.

Pageant expenses can be steep. Dresses can cost thousands of dollars. Even pageant advertisers were down.

"Pageants are very expensive. It's expensive for volunteer board, it's expensive for the young ladies who compete on a local level and it's terribly expensive for those who actually make it on to compete at Miss Georgia and hopefully to Miss America," said Deborah Loftiss, Board Executive Director.

This weekend's cancellation means Thomasville won't have a representative at the Miss Georgia competition this year.

But Board members say they're looking at this as an opportunity to restructure the pageant format in time for this summer's crowning of a new Miss Thomasville. Feedback

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