Brittany Helen Shaw of Carroll County will compete Sept. 17 in Louisville to become Miss Heart of America. This is a state level pageant. With the support of the community she hopes to advance to nationals, which will be held in Orlando, Fla. during October. One of her responsibilities as a contestant is to bring at least 25 non-perishable food items that will be distributed by the state to local food pantries. The contestant with the largest amount of non-perishable food items wins a special title, “The Queen of Hearts.” To donate items, contact Shaw at (502)-525-2517.