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If you’ve ever wondered what it takes to enter a pageant in the Miss America system, here’s your opportunity.

Miss Florida 2016 Courtney Sexton.

The Downtown Lakeland Partnership, Visit Central Florida and the Miss Florida Scholarship Pageant present a Meet & Greet with the Class of 2017 Miss Florida contestants on Saturday, June 24, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at shops and restaurants throughout Downtown Lakeland.

This is your opportunity to meet the women competing to be crowned Miss Florida on July 1 at the RP Funding Center in Lakeland. Miss Florida will go on to compete in the Miss America Competition in Atlantic City on Sept. 10.

Come downtown to get autographs and your photo taken with the contestants. Here’s a rundown of where you can see the contestants:

My Office & More will host a free panel discussion at 11:30 a.m. about what it takes to be a pageant contestant and what life is like as a crown holder. My Office & More is located at 122 E. Main St.