A motorcade will escort Betty Cantrell when she returns to Warner Robins on Nov. 14 after being crowned Miss America in September.
The motorcade is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. at Watson Boulevard and Houston Road and will end at City Hall, according to the mayor’s office.
Cantrell’s hometown visit won’t be her first time returning to the Peach State since winning the crown. Cantrell attended the Georgia-Alabama game last Saturday, where she crowned 21-year-old Adeline Kenerly as the new Miss Georgia.
Cantrell is breaking from her studies at Mercer University during her reign as Miss America and will receive $50,000 in scholarships to further her education. She has a goal of one day performing on Broadway.
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Cantrell is the second Miss Georgia to win the Miss America crown. The late Neva Jane Langley Fickling of Macon won in 1952.
Other events include:
• A welcome home dinner set for Nov. 14 in Middle Georgia. Location and ticket information will be posted at www.missga.org.
• A cocktail dinner and reception will be held in Columbus on Nov. 13. Location and ticket information will be posted at www.missga.org.
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