ATLANTA — Miss America 2016, Betty Cantrell, will be making an appearance at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016.
Cantrell will help present two donation checks. The first check presentation will be to the Special Olympics with the donation made by Wincorp International, and the second check presentation will be to the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta with the donation made by Jamesway Incubator Co. and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association.
Cantrell will also be performing at 4:35 p.m. in the event area, Hall B at B-8849, and presenting awards for the winners of the chili cook-off. Tuesday evening, Cantrell will be greeting attendees at the Welcome Reception at the Georgia Aquarium. Attendees of the reception can get their picture taken with Miss America at the Georgia Aquarium as time allows.
As Miss America 2016, Cantrell will embark on a year of service that will take her on a national tour where she will address an array of audiences on her platform, “Healthy Children, Strong America,” encouraging children to make healthy choices and to get active by going outside to play. She will also continue to entertain audiences with her vocal performances and serve as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Cantrell is a junior at Mercer University, where she is studying musical performance. She grew up on a 700-acre farm in Warner Robins, Ga., and hopes to perform on Broadway one day.
The Miss America Organization is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in America — helping them reach their goals and fulfill their dreams by increasing their confidence, developing their skills and honoring their dedication to serving others.
The 2016 IPPE show hours are Tuesday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; and Thursday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
IPPE is expected to attract more than 28,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three trade shows — International Feed Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Meat Expo — sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association, North American Meat Institute and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association. More information is available at www.ippexpo.org.