Pageant with a Purpose
In 2006, the Miss Dacula Pageant was extended to encompass volunteer opportunities for the girls to serve their community.
The idea quickly spread to include surrounding cities and counties, so that soon there was a "Miss Dacula" girl everywhere we looked.
Over the years the girls have served Thanksgiving dinner to nursing home residents, painted the faces of autistic children, raised money for organizations such as the Gwinnett Humane Society and Relay for Life, sent letters to soldiers, escorted Special Olympics' athletes, filled food bags for the needy, and many other opportunities.
Every year new organizations contact us to be a part of their causes because of the reputation of the Miss Dacula girls in past years, and the legacy that has been created.
The Miss Dacula Pageants and Program in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 received the Gold Medal from the President's Council on Civic Service and Volunteerism. The wonderful idea about the volunteer opportunities is no one is required to volunteer. The girls are given the chance to serve their community for any amount of time that they wish.
Near the end of the girls' reigning year, they are honored by the Mayor of Dacula for their service to the community.
Soon thereafter, the Governor of Georgia and our local Georgia legislators also invite the Miss Dacula crowned representatives to visit the Governor's Mansion where they are honored with a Resolution of Recognition for their community service. They
willingly give of their time and energy to show the community that the
crown on their heart is larger than the crown on their head.
The entire year is one to be remembered and the girls become part of a Miss Dacula family that they will always remember!