After a seven-year hiatus, the Miss America Pageant is returning to Atlantic City in September.

The pageant was an Atlantic City institution for decades, and many area residents have memories — stories, photos, video and film — of the annual parade and subsequent crowning of Miss America. The Press is asking readers to share those memories, which will be published on our upcoming Miss America website and in our print edition.

Tell us the stories you remember — please limit them to 100 words — and send photos you would like to share to Include your name and a telephone number.