St. Clair County’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program is readying for the Fifth Annual “Teaming Up for Scholarships” Celebrity Waiter Dinner fundraiser.

The dinner will be held Monday, August 3, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Clair County High School located on Highway 411 in Odenville.

The mission of America’s Junior Miss (AJM) is to empower outstanding high school women by providing scholarship opportunities, developing life skills, encouraging positive values, and to impact the lives of all young people through the Be Your Best Self outreach program.

Event organizers describe the evening as, “A fun, casual, family-oriented dinner where you can come and go as you please.”

The dinner will be catered by Bowling’s Barbeque and the cost is $9 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and under.

The Celebrity Waiter Dinner fundraiser is designed to raise money for the local program with a goal of awarding more than $25,000 in college scholarships to winners.

There are 12 young ladies participating in the St. Clair County Junior Miss Program that will be held August 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Springville Middle School Auditorium.

The participants are Lauren Allen, Noelle Gunn, Anna Powell, Briana Mays, Tiffany Evans, Amanda McDaniel, Milea Hanner, Hannah Jaudon, Kara Weber, Miranda Millsaps, Re’Chelle Turner and Cassie Sanders.

The 13 celebrity waiters are Dennis Russell, Rep. Jim McClendon, Lisa Berry, Dean Speers, Judge Phil Seay, Richard Minor, Gary Hanner, Larry Golden, Mayor Bill Hereford, Scott Suttle, Freddie Turrentine, Julie Ferrell and Bill Morris.

Diners are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation to Alabama’s Junior Miss Scholarship Foundation at the end of dinner, instead of gratuity.

America’s Junior Miss was founded in 1958 and is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama. More than 700,000 young women from across the nation have participated in Junior Miss programs at the local, state and national levels. In addition to cash scholarships, Junior Miss participants are eligible for college-granted scholarships from nearly 200 colleges and universities.

Those wishing to attend should email the coordinators at stclaircojrmiss@aol.com or for more information call any of these local program coordinators: Carol Hornsby (205) 640-3078, Laura Armstrong (205) 640-4832, or Barbara Hill (205) 482-7986.

By Bill Britt





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