On August 22, the 2009 Griffin SheMan Pageant For A Cure will be held at Griffin Auditorium. The event begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are available for $10, which includes access to a chocolate feast.
Attendees are asked to bring “a good sense of humor and cash,” as all money raised will benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer 3-Day.
Among the participants in the pageant are former Board of Education Chairman Raymond Ray, First National Bank of Griffin President Chuck Copeland, United Bank Griffin Branch President Jim Ogletree and Piggly Wiggly Store Manager James Jenkins.
Jenkins has never participated in an event that required him to dress like a woman but looks at the upside of the pageant.
“I think it’ll be fun for everybody. (Breast cancer) affects so many families. It’s a good way to help,” he said.
Ray agreed. Although he doesn’t enjoy dressing like a woman, he didn’t hesitate to join in as a SheMan if it may help contribute to a cure for cancer.
“It’s a great cause. It’s going to be a fun night,” he said.
Asked what his expectations were for the evening of the pageant, Ray, whose stage name will be Harry-It, said, “To survive.”
Tickets for the SheMan Pageant can be purchased at PetroSouth Inc., 850 Everee Inn Road; ReMax Southern, 424 W. Taylor St.; Scoop Magazine, 410 E. Taylor St.; and Serendipity, 1525 W. McIntosh Road.