MONROE, LA, June 24, 2013 – The Miss Louisiana Organization will kick off its’ 50th Anniversary by holding a press conference Monday, June 24, 2013 at 2 pm in the Lobby of Monroe Civic Center’s W.L. “Jack” Howard Theater at 401 Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway in Monroe. Dewana Little, Executive Director of the Miss Louisiana Organization; Wayne Gentry, producer of the live televised finals; and the major television sponsors will be in attendance. This will also be the first opportunity to meet the 36 contestants vying for the title of Miss Louisiana.
The 50th Anniversary events will culminate with the crowning of a new Miss Louisiana on June 29th at the Monroe Civic Center’s W.L. ”Jack” Howard Theatre. Preliminary competition will be held Wednesday, June 26th and Thursday, June 27th at 7:30 pm. There will be a variety show featuring our former Miss Louisiana’s Friday, June 28th at 7:30pm and the live televised finals will feature the top ten contestants on Saturday, June 29th at 8 pm.
The Miss Louisiana Organization would like to thank all of our sponsors, because without the wonderful support of our great community the Miss Louisiana Pageant would not be the success that it is each year. Our corporate television sponsors include: The Propane Dealers of Louisiana and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana.
The Miss Louisiana Organization has a volunteer based Board of Directors that works to share the accomplishments of the 36 contestants and provide scholarships to further their education. In 2012-2013, the Miss Louisiana Organization made available over $1 million in cash and tuition scholarships. Miss America offers over $45 million in scholarships, making them the number one provider of scholarships to young women in the world.
For tickets call the Monroe Civic Center Box Office at (318) 329-2225 or for more information about the Miss Louisiana Organization, Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen Pageant or the Miss America Organization visit the web site at www.misslouisiana.org.