Popular fundraiser returns

Published 11:01 pm Friday, February 28, 2020

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Tickets are still available for a battle of the best men in high heels, all to raise money for a good cause.

The Nansemond River Pilot Club will hold its 20th annual Womanless Beauty Pageant on March 7 at Christ First Church, 116 Romans Drive.

The theme this year will be “Battle of the Queens,” with the winners of the past nine years competing for the title of “Ms. Relay for Life 2020.” These men will intermingle with the crowd in ladies’ finery and perform three different challenges on stage — a talent competition, interviews in evening dress and casual wear.

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This lively, fun evening is a fundraiser that benefits the American Cancer Society and other cancer support organizations locally. The pageant has raised more than $100,0000 for the American Cancer Society in the past 19 years, according to Becky Adams, president of the Nansemond River Pilot Club.

There will be a silent auction throughout the night, as well as a luminary ceremony to honor cancer survivors, and to honor and remember the ones that we have lost due to cancer.

“It’s a night of fun, laughter and then we bring it all back together to the purpose of why we are all there, with our luminary ceremony honoring and remembering those we have lost,” Adams said. Luminaries can be purchased at the event for $5 per name, and they will be honored during the ceremony. There will also be a 50/50 raffle at the event.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and will be provided by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, which is included with admission tickets. The show begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $20 and can be bought at Suffolk Insurance Corporation, 202 Market St. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Call the Suffolk Insurance Corporation at 539-9988 for more information.