And they’re off…

Thursday night begins competition for this year’s Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant. The event will be held at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theater in Uncasville. Finals for the teens will be held Saturday afternoon and the Misses Saturday night.

On Tuesday afternoon, the Bristol and Southington local representatives gathered at Memorial Boulevard School in Bristol to hop into two limos to take them to begin rehearsals for the big show. Families and friends wished the contestants good luck.

PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN

[portfolio_slideshow id=17119]

CAS_2508 CAS_2518 CAS_2529 CAS_2535 CAS_2554 CAS_2570 CAS_2594 CAS_2606 CAS_2611 CAS_2626 CAS_2658 CAS_2665 CAS_2674 CAS_2684 CAS_2688 CAS_2700 CAS_2716 CAS_2739 CAS_2744 CAS_2757 CAS_2771 CAS_2781 CAS_2789 CAS_2799 CAS_2817 CAS_2833 CAS_2834