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It’s almost time to crown 2018’s Miss Relay for Life; and if you want to participate, applications are now being accepted.
The 2018 Miss Relay for Life Pageant will take place on Sunday, Apr. 15, beginning at 3 p.m. The Pageant will be held at North Florida Community College’s (NFCC) Van H. Priest Auditorium, located at Hamilton and Sentinel Way, on the hill in the back of NFCC’s campus.
The age divisions available for entry are as follows: Infant Miss (birth-12 months), Baby Miss (13-23 months), Toddler Miss (ages 2-3), Tiny Miss (ages 4-5), Little Miss (ages 6-7), Junior Miss (ages 8-9), Pre-teen Miss (ages 10-12), Teen miss (13-15), Miss Relay for Life (ages 16-21, not married and with no children). The division entry fee is broken down into three parts: pageant attire, $50; best stage personality, $5; and most photogenic, $5. The pageant attire is jeans and a white top of contestants choice (any style, as long as it is age appropriate).
The contestant should arrive at the pageant no later than 2:30 p.m. All contestants will check in at the west entrance to receive their pageant number and purple ribbon. The contestant number will need to appear on the front right side of their outfit. Contestants will stay behind the double doors until their division is called for.
Each division queen will receive a custom crown, sash, trophy and a gift bag. All division runner-ups will receive a medal and a gift bag. All division optional winners will receive a medal and a treat certificate. Contestants who do not place will receive a medal and a goody bag. The one contestant who raises the most money beyond her entry fee for Relay for Life will receive $50, a trophy, a crown, a sash, and will be crowned Miss Relay for Life Charity Queen. This contestant must have raised at least $200 above the entry fee.
The Miss Relay for Life Popularity Queen award goes to the contestant who has the most one dollar votes the day of the pageant. There will be a bag with each contestants name on it at the front door. Audience members are asked to vote for their favorite contestant. The person with the most money in their bag will be crowned Miss Relay for Life Popularity Queen, and will receive a sash and a trophy.
There are two deadlines for entry, but as always, sooner is better. The early-bird deadline is Saturday, March 31, and the final deadline will be Tuesday, Apr. 10. If you would like to attend, tickets are $5 each (Children age 4 and under are free).
For more information, or to turn in your application and entry fee, you may call Danyel Rucker at (850) 673-8539 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cash is accepted in person only. Checks are to be made payable to Danyel Rucker; and if you would like to use PayPal, you may do so through email@example.com.