Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Get Your Tickets Now for the 2016 Orwigsburg Lions Club Miss America Pageant!

The Orwigsburg Lions Club is once again hosting one of the area's most hilarious and fun-filled events, the Miss America Pageant! The pageant is held every five years and has proven to be a community treasure for decades. The contestants are made up of male Lions members that invest months of hard work to get "swimsuit ready" and perfect their various talent and dance routines to compete for the coveted Miss America crown. We are happy to report the beauties competing in the 2016 pageant feature strong, glamorous talent in the 180 to 250 pound weight class!

The pageant is being held this Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2

in the Blue Mountain High School Auditorium, with the doors opening at
7:00 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m. both nights. The pageant is an Orwigsburg Lions tradition that dates back to the 1960s and is the Club's biggest fundraiser.

All money raised goes directly back into the Orwigsburg community. Here is just a sample of some of the projects funded by the Orwigsburg Lions Club over the last 6 years (totaling over $70,000):
  • $25,000 - Orwigsburg Veterans Memorial Building
  • $13,000 - Orwigsburg Food Pantry
  • $9,900 - Walking Trail
  • $8,800 - Orwigsburg Library
  • $5,200 - MDA Donations
  • $4,500 - Easter Egg Hunts
  • $2,100 - Albright's Woods Maintenance
  • $2,000 - Orwigsburg Little League Lights

Tickets are still available for both nights but they are selling fast! Pre-sale tickets are $15.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors (age 65 and older) and students, and $18.00 at the door. Tickets are available for sale from any Lions member and at the following retail locations:
  • Pottsville Provision - 415 North 7th St., Pottsville
  • Healthy Habits Natural Market - Rt. 61, Orwigsburg
  • Market Square Coffee House - 118 West Market St., Orwigsburg
Enjoy a fun night out of vaudeville-style entertainment while also supporting the Lions Club's mission to serve our community. Together we can make a difference!