DYW Trunk Show set

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Alison Marie Cooper, Choctaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman, will be traveling to Meridian July 15 to compete in the state program for the title of Mississippi’s Distinguished Young Woman. The Distinguished Young Woman Program is the new title for the Junior Miss Program.

There will be a “Trunk Show” for Miss Cooper at the Ackerman Baptist Church Family Life Center on Friday, July 13, at 7:00. Alison will be performing her talent piece and modeling her attire that she will be taking to Meridian.

Alison is the daughter of Tom and Jean Cooper. She will be a senior at Ackerman High School where she is involved in numerous activities.

Preliminaries for the state program will be Thursday, July 19 and Friday, July 20. Alison will compete in Fitness and Self-Expression one evening and talent the other evening. Finals for the top ten selected in the program will be held Saturday, July 21. It is at the end of this evening’s competition that Mississippi’s Distinguished Young Woman will be announced.

If you would like to purchase tickets for the preliminaries and final night, you may contact Kimbo Floyd at (601)693-5353. Alison can also receive best wishes in the form of cards, letters, e-mail, and flowers to her in care of: Mississippi’s Distinguished Young Woman Program Choctaw County’s Distinguished Young Woman- Alison Cooper P.O. Box 582 2400 8th Street Meridian, MS 39302

Alison’s e-mail address for the week will be: alisoncooper@msjrmiss.com

The Choctaw County Distinguished Young Woman Program is sponsored by the Twentieth Century Club, who hopes that everyone will support Alison by writing letters, e-mails, and attending the trunk show.