The phrase “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder” was put to the test when the Warren County High School football team dressed up for a fundraiser for coach Tommy Johnson.
The Pioneers put up the shoulder pads, football jerseys and cleats to put on dresses, wigs and high heels for a male beauty pageant to help raise money for coach Johnson and his wife’s adoption of a child from Ethiopia.
The event raised over $3,000 to help Monica and Tommy Johnson as they try to complete the adoption process.
The night was full of laughs, along with a few standout performances from the football players.
Over 20 players participated as the event had players dress up in evening gowns and also participate in a talent contest. There was dancing and one singing performance which stood out.
Junior Austin Fisk brought down the house with a rendition of Aretha Franklin’s hit song, “Respect.”
The event was won by sophomore Ethan Turner as his donation jar had the most money by the end of the night.
The real winner though is the Johnson family, which is very grateful for the support received from the team and the community in helping to make a dream come true.