The Miss Lake County Florida pageant encourages participants to develop meaningful goals and ambitions. “The most important benefit of the competition lies in community service, raising awareness and inspiring others,” Director Jackie Croft explains. The eleven young girls crowned each year accumulate volunteer hours during their reign to achieve the Presidential Volunteer service award.
Pageant winners volunteer at food drives, Kiwanis Club functions and Adopt-A-Grandparent programs at local senior centers. This year, activities have been greatly impacted by the coronavirus. Regardless, the reigning Miss Lake County Florida Jayden Young and her court are making a positive impact. The girls are bolstering our local essential workers by delivering homemade cookies, sending cards to sick children and public speaking when possible.
On Saturday, August 22, Harbor Hills Country Club is proud to host the Miss Lake County Scholarship Golf Tournament for the fourth year. Proceeds have enabled awards of $12,500 in scholarships to our Lake County students. The cost of $75 per golfer includes the tournament and lunch. To register, call the Pro Shop at 352-753-7711 or visit misslakecountypageant.com. Please consider playing or sponsoring!
The pageant’s aim is to instill a sense of the importance of helping others. Helping others is what drew Harbor Hills’ Frankie Smith to the Beautiful Girls Project. Frankie heard Chef Ze Carter of Leesburg’s Kitch’n Lyfe Skills, Inc. speak about overlooked needs for local girls. The mission of the project is to donate products and funds to disadvantaged girls in our community. Products include individually wrapped toothbrushes, soap and toothpaste as well as feminine hygiene products. Frankie is asking for deodorant and bar soap donations to meet a deadline of Friday, July 31st. Contact Frankie Smith at frankie.hellobeautiful@gmail.