FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: The Goulding Agency
Date: June 4, 2011
Vernon, Florida Holds Successful ‘Miss Firecracker’ Pageant
The City of Vernon, Florida held the 27th Annual ‘Miss Firecracker’ Pageant on Saturday, June
4, 2011, at the Vernon Community Center.
The precursor to the 2011 Vernon Firecracker Celebration in Vernon, the pageant is open to
girls of any age, from birth to over 30, with 14 competitive categories. Over 50 contestants
competed for the titles of Baby Miss, Tiny Tot, Future Little Miss, Teen Miss and Miss
Pageant Director Laura Brewer stated ‘The pageant has had a few ups and downs over the past
couple of years, but this year proved to be successful and we plan to build on this success’.
The ‘Miss Firecracker’ Pageant is a fundraiser to finance the fireworks show at the Vernon
Firecracker Celebration, this year being held on Monday, July 4. The event features a parade,
flag raising, Kiddies Carnival, and live entertainment, and ends with a large fireworks show at
the Vernon Sportsplex. One new feature this year will be a ‘woman-less beauty pageant’, and
the event promises to be entertaining.
Sponsors of the ‘Miss Firecracker’ Pageant and the July 4 Firecracker Celebration include The
City of Vernon, The Goulding Agency and the Washington County Tourist Development
WMBB News13 recently joined the event as a media partner and their participation helped
toward the overall success of this year’s pageant. Gwen March, Vernon City Councilperson
noted ‘I saw the TV commercial almost every time I turned on the television, and I heard the
radio ads as well. We appreciate all the help we received in the promotion of the event and we
look forward to next year being even bigger and better’.
‘We are excited about this media partnership with WMBB News 13’ states Debbie Goulding,
Vice-President of The Goulding Agency, the advertising agency for the Vernon events. ‘We
kicked off the partnership with the Miss Firecracker Pageant and we will continue with the 55th
Annual Panhandle Watermelon Festival on June 24 and 25, the July 4 Firecracker Celebration in
Vernon and the Wausau Possum Festival in August. This complements our existing partnership
with Clear Channel Radio and their flagship stations 92.5 WPAP, Sunny 98 and 94.5
For more information about the ‘Miss Firecracker’ Pageant and to view photos and
video clips from the 2011 Vernon ‘Miss Firecracker’ Pageant please visit