Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists (CAABJ)

Lanaire Lindo, a student member of CAABJ and senior at UNC Charlotte, will be a contestant in the 2010 Miss North Carolina Pageant. She has been selected from many qualified applicants throughout the state to take part in a two-day event in November in High Point. The winner will be crowned Miss North Carolina USA, and will go on to compete in the national Miss USA Pageant.

Contestants have been encouraged to request sponsorships from family, friends, and the community to offset the costs of participating in this pageant (the participation fee alone is $995). We have a chance to support a talented young lady and give her an opportunity to represent UNCC, CAABJ, Charlotte, and the state. You can contribute in the form of a straight donation or by purchasing an ad in the official Miss North Carolina USA program book, which is tax-deductible.

If you would like to purchase an ad in the program book (see ad rates below), you must do so by October 10. All other financial contributions are welcomed before October 20.

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Your contributions will help pay for:

1. Lanaire Lindo’s expenses during the two-day program including food, local transportation, and lodging at the Hotel High Point. Chaperones and security are provided by the pageant during the event.

2. Gifts and prizes for Miss North Carolina USA, finalists, semi-finalists, and contestants.

3. Production of a beautiful stage presentation, which includes professional equipment, sets, judges, emcees, technicians, entertainment, and staff.

4. Airfare, wardrobe, and other expenses for the winner’s trip to the host city of the Miss USA Pageant.

For tax purposes, you may make your check payable to “Miss North Carolina USA Pageants.” Please give it directly to Lanaire.

Please contact Lanaire if you would like to contribute or if you have any questions. She can be reached at lanaire.lindo@gmail.com.

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