Virginia-based beer firm Crooked Run Fermentation will host the second annual Mr. Leesburg Pageant on June 1 at Leesburg’s Market Station.

Crooked Run Fermentation will host the second annual Mr. Leesburg Pageant June 1 at Leesburg’s Market Station. (Courtesy Crooked Run Fermentation)

Virginia-based beer firm Crooked Run Fermentation will host the second annual Mr. Leesburg Pageant on June 1 at Leesburg’s Market Station.

The occasion raises cash for LAWS: Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Services, and raised $6,500 final 12 months.

The occasion is meant to be enjoyable and is styled after the Miss America Pageant, with contestants competing in classes that embody expertise, interview, formal put on, and — sure, there’s additionally a seashore put on class.

The judges embody what Crooked Run calls consultants of pageants and Leesburg tradition. Among them are Emily Kinsey, the present Miss Arlington, and Breana Turner, the present Miss Loudoun County.

In addition to the Mr. Leesburg crown, there can even be a Mr. Generosity winner, a title given to the contestant who raises probably the most cash for charity. Winners can even get items donated by native companies.

Last 12 months’s Mr. Leesburg winner was Jared Nichols. Mr. Generosity was Mike Golino, and final 12 months’s runner-up was Medhi Fadli.

Two Crooked Run bartenders got here up with the Mr. Leesburg pageant concept. Last 12 months, 9 males competed.

The Mr. Leesburg pageant is free to the general public, however there’s a $20 price for contestants who enter. Donations are inspired.

Crooked Run, which produces beers, wines, ciders and seltzers, opened its Leesburg location in 2013. Its fundamental manufacturing facility is in Sterling, and it has a 3rd location and faucet room in Northeast D.C.’s Union Market neighborhood.

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