The Miss Florida Citrus Pageant will be held on March 19 in Winter Haven at Theatre Winter Haven. This is a Miss America preliminary pageant, so contestants must have a talent. The pageant is open to all women between the ages of 17 and 24 that either reside in Florida or attend school in Florida (for at least the past six months). The winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship and expenses paid to the Miss Florida contest in Lakeland, June 28-July 3. The first runner-up will be crowned Miss Imperial Polk County and will also receive a $1,000 scholarship and expenses paid to the Miss Florida contest. For more information, contact Brenda Eubanks Burnette at 561-351-4314 or BBurne1003@aol.com.