Miss Georgia 2016 pageant kicks off

COLUMBUS Ga. — The Miss Georgia 2016 Pageant contestants are in town, and they kicked off their first event at the River Center Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of people were there for the “Meet the Crowns” event to see all of the contestants.

Ninety women from across the state are competing for academic scholarships. The winners also get to represent Georgia at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando. There was a scheduled Miss Georgia parade, but unfortunately it was cancelled due to the rain.

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