The 2006 Meridian/Lauderdale County Miss Hospitality representative was chosen Saturday in the Choral room at MCC.
Miss Hospitality promotes economic development and tourism throughout the state. The 2006 Meridian/Lauderdale County Miss Hospitality is Rachel Rutledge from Meridian Community College.
"I'm really excited. I feel that I can do a great job this year as Miss Hospitality," said Rutledge.
Rutledge will compete in the state pageant this July in Hattiesburg.