AHS hosts annual Memolusia pageant tonight

Published 12:00 am Friday, October 3, 2003

Don't expect a casual get-together at this year's Miss Medmolusia - it is strictly "A Black Tie Affair." At least, that's the theme of the Andalusia High School

pageant, and while friends and family may not be expected to break out the tuxedoes, the ushers certainly will, and the contestants will be in their glittering finest as they parade in front of a city skyline background.

There are 118 young ladies entered this year, including a record 39 freshmen. While not the largest group so far, it is one of the largest, according to Paula Sue Dubelt, who has arranged for the musical enterainment between each segment.

"I've got two soloists and guitarists," she said of this year's musical talent. Sue Bass Wilson will again be helping out on the piano, playing a range of standrads from the 1930s to the 1960s.

"A lot of love songs," said Wilson.

The girls

compete by class - freshman, sophomore, junior and senior - and from the senior ranks, Miss Memolusia is chosen. Last year's winner, Shelley Nall, will be on hand to pass the crown along to her successor.

Tickets are $5 and the pageant begins at 7 p.m. tonight. It will take place in the Andalusia High School Auditorium.