Grovelands’ annual firecracker pageant has become a Groveland tradition. Since the early 1960s, the fun, family-oriented pageant has taken place every fourth of July for ages 3 months to 14 years of age (8th-grade/middle school). Winners from the pageant will be featured in the Groveland Christmas parade this December.
This year’s winners are
Baby Miss firecracker -Oaklee Holland
Wee Miss firecracker -Yamela Mae Broadus
Tiny Miss firecracker -Kailyn Batts
Tiny Mister firecracker -Aubrey Etter
Little Miss firecracker -Georgia Waters
Young Miss firecracker -Dekoda Rink
Miss Firecracker – Jasmine Lawrence
Miss Audrey Lawrence has been Groveland’s Firecracker pageant director for the past 15 years and has taught dance and H.O.P.E (Health Opportunities through Physical Education) to students at South Lake High School. Over the years, she has brought poise and confidence to Groveland’s youth.
Miss Audrey explained the importance of the pageant, stating, “This pageant has become a fun, friendly pageant where children get to know each other and make new friends. They also learn poise, etiquette and self-control by moving about on the stage and interacting with one another”.
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