Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

March 10, 2014

Womanless beauty pageant coming to Palace Theatre


CROSSVILLE — The sixth annual Parade of Beauties and Chinese Auction Friday, March 21, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Palace Theatre. Some extra things about this event is that the Avalon Center is celebrating 30 years of service. 

This is one of the biggest annual events they do and it will feature many well-known men through the community. Tickets are $13 and they can be purchased at the Palace Theatre website (

In addition, a Chinese auction will be going on for the duration of the event. How a Chinese auction works is each participant of the auction will buy a $5 envelope with 20 "tickets" with the same number on them. As the participant makes their way around and sees the different items, they will place their specific number in the desired item's bag with their own number. 

At the end of the night, they will draw out the winning number from each item's bag, and, if it is a participant's own number, they win the item. Each participant is allowed to buy as many envelopes that they want. They have many great prizes from local businesses, as well as some big items (UT baseball and softball tickets).