Some girls dream of becoming Miss America, but some local girls competed for the title of our little miss Panama City.
Girls from all over, and of all age divisions ‘strutted their stuff’ to win the crown.
The ‘Our Little Miss’ pageant has been around for 57 years.
The pageant isn’t always hosted in Bay County, but it was decided to be held here to teach young girls about service after Hurricane Michael.
The main focus is to help young girls become productive members of society by teaching them interview skills, poise, and self-confidence.
All of these traits are represented by the pageant’s motto, ‘it’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.’
“We were very excited to be able to host here because there have been so many great community events going on after Hurricane Michael and one of the main features of Our Little Miss is that we encourage our queens to participate in community service,” said Florida’s Our Little Miss Panhandle Regional Director, Elana Hatcher.
The winners of the ‘Our Little Miss’ pageant will move on to the Florida state pageant in May, which will be held Maitland, Florida.