By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Saturday, March 12, at the Madison County Central School, contestants will be able to walk on stage in honor or in memory of someone who has, or has had, cancer. Age Divisions are: Baby, 0-1; Little, 7 – 9; Sweetheart, 1-2; Junior, 10 – 12; Princess, 3 – 4; Teen, 13-16; Petite, 5-6; Miss, 17- 21. There will also be a Charity Queen and a People’s Choice winner.
Check-in begins at 1 p.m. on pageant day, and the pageant will begin at 2 p.m. It is open to all contestants, regardless of other titles they may hold. Winners from the competition will not be required to make appearances. Contestants are asked to please not ask who is competing in their age division; that information will not be given out.
Line-up for the pageant will be based on applications received; first in, last in line. There will be a limit of 15 contestants in each division. Attire will be as follows: all contestants must wear blue jean bottoms (jeans, shorts, capris, etc.) and any plain, white shirt (no design). Attire will not be judged for this pageant.
Girls may wear only age appropriate make-up; powder and lip-gloss are allowed, but no make-up is preferred. Hair must be worn natural; it can be up or down, but not stiff. Judges will be judging on natural facial beauty, poise/personality, modeling and stage presence.
Contestants may come early to practice, but there will be no rehearsal. They will perform a walk of their choice to upbeat music. Modeling turns are acceptable, but not necessary for this pageant.
There will be one Charity Queen crowned. The Charity Queen will be the contestant who collects the most donations before or during the pageant for the American Cancer Society (A $100 minimum must be collected to qualify). The Charity Queen will receive a crown and a very nice goody bag.
There will also be an overall People’s Choice winner. This is for the contestant who has the most $1 votes on the day of the pageant. The People’s Choice winner will receive a crown and a large trophy.
Prizes include: beautiful, rhinestone tiaras, an embroidered sash and trophy. Optional winners and runners-up will also receive awards. Participation trophies will be awarded to contestants not placing.
All money raised during the pageant will benefit the Relay for Life and American Cancer Society.
Admission is $5 per person. No refunds will be given unless the event is cancelled. For more information, call the director of the pageant, Channah Galbraith, at 850-973-0759, or email her at email@example.com.
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