Miss Columbia's preliminary competition schedule is as follows:
June 20- Talent
June 21- Onstage Question
June 22- Swimsuit & Evening Gown
June 23- Miss SC Teen Finals and Miss South Carolina Gala
June 24- Crowning of the 81st Miss South Carolina
*Contact Miss Columbia or visit www.miss-sc.org for ticket information!
*Fun fact: Kimberly Aiken competed as Miss Columbia 1993 (the year I was born), won Miss South Carolina and then went on to become Miss America 1994!
Here is a message from our very own Kimberly Aiken:
Almost 30 years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare brain disorder and had to undergo brain surgery. During my illness and recovery my family and I had the benefit of the generosity of the Children's Miracle Network and the Children's Hospitals at both Palmetto Health Richland and Duke University Medical Center. As a child, I benefitted from the life saving work of these hospitals. As a mother, I would never want to feel the pain of having a sick child that could not get treatment because we were unable to pay.
I now sit on the board of the Miss South Carolina Organization and I represented SC in the Miss America pageant. This organization is how I got my start in pageants and helped me build confidence, pay for college, and have a platform to serve others. Miss SC and Miss America contestants support the Children's Miracle Networks by volunteering across the state and country in our children's hospitals and raising funds for the cause.
Please come out and support this worthy cause. You can either join us and register to golf and/or consider a sponsorship package. You can also just give a straight donation that will go directly to support the Children's Miracle Network and the Miss SC Scholarship. We appreciate your support!
Your registration includes 18 holes, a cart with beverages on the course, player gifts, raffle, snacks and lunch.
Join us for a special evening filled with food, music, dancing, photos, and fun. This memory filled night is designed for people of all ages, regardless of diagnosis or disability. The prom is a free event for participants and two guests. Additional tickets are available for $10 each. Participants are asked to RSVP by May 5th.
Register online at: www.familyconnectionsc.org Or call: 864.508.PROM (7766)
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Every May, The Rotary Club of Forest Acres helps us celebrate everything we love about Forest Acres with family and friends! The Forest Acres Festival is a day-long, family-friendly, fun-filled event. This year, the festival will be held Saturday, May 20th at A.C. Flora High School. The festival has has something everyone will love – from free magic shows and a petting zoo to live music, arts and crafts, and food and drink from an array of local restaurants and eateries. Admission to the festival is always free!
Mark your calendars for one of the most unique and fun events in the Midlands!
Power of the Purse is an annual event held by Women in Philanthropy to raise money for women and children in need in our community. The event proudly features a one-of-a-kind live and silent auction of designer purses, spa and restaurant packages and more! We will have the return of "Bourbon, Bacon & Blues" for all of the great men in your lives plus other great surprises!
We are also excited to announce that we will be collecting new or gently used luggage, backpacks, duffle bags, and purses and donating them to Family Shelter in Columbia for families in need! Bring your items to the event.
It's going to be the best Power of the Purse yet, and we don't want you to miss it!