Laka Till will represent Covington County in the 72nd Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition at the Historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg July 15-17, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. each evening.  Laka Till is a 2019 graduate of Seminary Attendance Center.  She currently attends Jones College and will begin the nursing program in August 2021.  Laka plans to be a travel nurse and specialize in pediatrics.   Laka is an active member of Rock Hill Baptist Church youth group and choir.  She is the daughter of Chris and Shalinda Till.

Representing Covington County as a Little Miss Hospitality is Stella Shoemake, daughter of Morgan and Roman Shoemake of Collins.

Four years ago, the Mississippi Miss Hospitality Competition added a Little Miss Hospitality component, which encourages local representatives to serve as a mentor to a young girl from her hometown between the ages of 6 and 10.  If crowned the next Mississippi Miss Hospitality, the contestant’s Little Miss will serve alongside her as she fulfills her duties and responsibilities as Mississippi’s Goodwill Ambassador.

Tickets are available online at or by calling the Saenger Theater Box Office at 601-584-4888.  Tickets can also be purchased at the Saenger in advance or at the door if any remain.