Service. Scholarship. Determination. What connects these important attributes? Jackie Croft can tell you. She is the director of Miss Lake County Florida. The pageant organization promotes involvement in community service and encourages participants to develop meaningful goals and ambitions.
Under Jackie’s leadership, the pageant has grown in prestige and scope. “The most important benefit of the competition lies in community service, raising awareness and inspiring others,” Jackie said. The reigning Miss Lake County Florida, Lilly Parker, is attending Stetson University as a nursing student and is also a Stetson cheerleader. Lilly has held all the original titles for Miss Lake County: Pre-teen, Teen and now Miss. She has contributed hundreds of service hours to our community.
The girls of the Miss Lake County court were challenged to think outside the box this year. They had a clothing drive for a family of five who lost everything in a fire. They handed out teddy bears at Fruitland Park Movie Night and staffed the Sunrise rotary’s concession stand. One of the girls’ favorite events is throwing out the first pitch at the Leesburg Lightning baseball game. This week, the girls will be sorting clothing for a shelter.
On Saturday, August 7th, Harbor Hills Country Club is proud to host the Miss Lake County Scholarship Golf Tournament. The tournament is the pageant’s main fundraiser. All proceeds are designated for college scholarships. Registration opens at 7a.m. with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost of $75 per golfer includes the tournament and lunch. Awards, prizes, chance drawings and a 50-50 drawing are included. Call the Pro Shop at 352-753-7711 to register or visit misslakecountrypageant.com. Please support our deserving Lake County girls!