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Lithonia beauty queen gives back

8/1/2014, 6:37 a.m.
Miss Metro Atlanta Christiana Torere is hosting an Aug. 2 meet-and-greet and back-to-school drive at the W Hotel Midtown.
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Miss Metro Atlanta Christiana Torere is hosting an Aug. 2 meet-and-greet and back-to-school drive at the W Hotel Midtown.

Torere, 23, who lives in Lithonia, is a 2009 graduate of Stephenson High. She will compete for the title of Miss Georgia USA 2015 on Nov. 20-22 at the Henry County Performing Arts Theatre in McDonough.

DeKalb Commissioner Stan Watson and Lithonia Mayor Deborah Jackson will present proclamations to Torere, who is a senior majoring in marketing and international business at Georgia State University.

Torere is the daughter of Nate and Valencia Littleton and Franklin Torere.

The meet-and-greet starts at 5 p.m.

Torere’s event planning company, Ctorere Events, coordinates charitable events and an annual Holiday Toy Drive.

“My plan is to empower the community, and in order to do so, you must serve it,” she said.

The W Hotel Midtown is at 188 14th St. N.E. in Atlanta. For more information on the Back to School Drive, contact Val Littleton at 404-717-7675.