Miss Hospitality preliminaries held in Hattiesburg

Miss Hospitality preliminaries held in Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Nearly three dozen young women from across the state competed in Hattiesburg Friday night during preliminaries for the 66th annual Mississippi Miss Hospitality Pageant.

A total of 30 contestants are hoping to be chosen as the new Miss Hospitality.

She'll travel both inside and outside the state to promote tourism and economic development.

The theme for this year is "A moment to Celebrate."

The finals will be held Saturday night, beginning at 8 o'clock.