Three nights down; one more to go.
The 2010 Miss Georgia Scholarship Pageant is almost over.
The reason I'm posting this so late is because I took part in the Miss Georgia 5K Run/Walk after tonight's show. I'm not a runner. I barely walk. But for Oz Roberts, I'll do anything. Well, almost anything.
In fact, I talked someone into doing the walk.
Amy Gant has been doing publicity for Miss Georgia for a couple of years. When I was talking to her earlier in the week, I asked if she were doing the Pajama Run. She said no. I told her I was walking and I'm twice as old as she is. I'm not, but I'm at least a good 20 years older than her.
So she relented and signed up.
I saw her tonight, and she was in her PJs. She asked if I were going to change later. I said, I was not going to wear my pajamas. I guess I owe her one!
Billy Kendall walked with me. He took Oz's wife, V.J.'s place. V.J.'s uncle died and she went home to Gainesville, Ga., for the wake tonight and funeral Saturday.
We almost made it around one lap when we decided to quit.
The Ice Cream Girl had her truck out front, so Billy and I were standing in line when Oz came up and asked, "Did you finish already?"
Of course, we said, "Yes."
I guess we gave it away when we started giggling.
My colleagues Sonya Sorich and Alan Riquelmy were running. I saw them at the beginning and didn't see them again.
Back to the pageant. Friday was the final night of the preliminary competition. I thought it went well.
With Wednesday and Thursday having the same three contestants winning, it was nice to have three different women emerging as winners.
Miss Southern Heartland Christina McCauley, 21, who sang "This is My Beloved," won talent. Miss Rome Briana Jewett, 21, won swimsuit and Miss atlanta Laura Stone, 23, won evening wear.
Georgia's Outstanding Teens' preliminary competition winners are Amelia Hunt, 14, Acworth's Outstanding Teen in evening wear; Capital City's Outstanding Teen Camille Sims, 17, in fitness and Cobb County's Outstanding Teen Tara Steele, in talent, who did a jazz dance to "Right Now."
So who are the front-runners?
I have no idea.
I'll find out later tonight, just like you.
And Amy, next year I'll wear the jammies. I promise.