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Sunday, August 26, 2012

‘Gentlemen to Gents’ pageant planned

Last Year's "Gentlemen to Gents" Contestants

• KINGSPORT — Applications are now available for the “Gentlemen to Gents” Male Pageant that will be held Saturday, Oct. 20. The applications can be picked up at the Civic Auditorium in the Kingsport Parks and Recreation Office any business day from 9 to 5 p.m., and also at the Taylor-Hampton Insurance Agency, 700 E. Center St.

There is a $25 entry fee for contestants. Contestants will compete in several categories, and the age categories range from infants to 50 years old and older.

Categories include Mr. New Vision, Mr. Wise Man, Mr. Gentleman and Mr. Cutie Pie.

Other categories include Mr. Handsome, Mr. Smiles, Mr. Best Dressed and People’s Choice. All participants will get a trophy and a gift pack. Proceeds go to Kingsport Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Kingsport Senior Center and the Lamplighter Theater.

The pageant is sponsored by New Vision Youth, Taylor-Hampton Insurance Agency, Kingsport Parks and Recreation Community Services Division, and Moon’s Tuxedo.

For more information contact Johnnie Mae Swagerty at 429-7553 or Mary Taylor 246-3810.