Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell, represented Warner Robins and Georgia in the 95th Anniversary Miss America Pageant held in Atlantic City last month. It is an honor to have the second Miss Georgia in the history of the Miss America Organization to win the coveted title of Miss America, and even more of an honor to have her “come home” in November for her hometown celebration.
Events are planned for both Columbus, the home of The Miss Georgia Pageant Organization, on November 13th, and Warner Robins, Betty’s hometown. The hometown celebration will feature a Welcome Home Motorcade at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, November 14th. The motorcade will begin on Watson Boulevard at North Houston Road concluding at City Hall. Additional motorcade participants include include Sam Haskell, Executive Chairman & CEO of Miss America Organization, Miss Georgia 2016 Adeline Kenerly, many of the top ten contestants from Miss America, and local marching bands from Houston County. The Warner Robins Convention & Visitors Bureau will be distributing commemorative hand fans. #BettyCantrell #BettysHome
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Saturday evening will culminat with a beautiful evening event at The Retreat of Southern Bridle Farms at 125 South Langston Circle in Perry. The evening will include a reception and dinner, along with a musical program featuring a number of other State titleholders, and our very own Miss America, Betty Cantrell. Tickets for the event may be purchased at:
It is recommended that tickets be ordered by November 1, 2015 due to an expected capacity gathering.
Betty’s acceptance of the highly-prized crown and job is just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the nation during her year of service as Miss America 2016. She will embark on her national speaking tour about her platform, Healthy Children, Strong America, and act as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
The Miss America Organization, at the local, state, and national levels, is the largest private scholarship foundation for women in the United States. This year, scholarship assistance at all three levels, totaling more than $45 million, was available to contestants. The organization was established in 1921 and is a nonprofit civic corporation.
Because of her travel schedule, Betty will not have many opportunities to visit with family and friends this year. You are invited to celebrate Betty’s prestigious accomplishments during her homecoming on November 13th and 14th in Columbus, Warner Robins and Perry.