Pageant scheduled for Saturday
Ten young ladies will compete for the title of Webster Parish Fair Queen 2012 Saturday, September 22.
According to pageant coordinator Janis Bryan, the pageant will take place at 6 p.m. at Minden High School.
"The Princess Pageant will take place that morning at 9:30," Bryan said.
The public is invited to attend the pageant.
"People's Choice will be awarded in the Princess division and the Queen's contest," Bryan said. "We look forward to a large group of supporters. We hope a lot of people will turn out and cheer for their favorite contestant."
Girls 0-18 years of age are eligible to compete in nine different age divisions, with each age division having a Miss Photogenic and People's Choice award.
Age groups are as follows: 0-12 mo.; 13-23 mo.; 2-3 yrs; 4-6 yrs; 7-9 yrs; 10-12 yrs; 13-15 yrs; and 16-18 yrs.
Entry into the photogenic category is optional and has a $10 category fee.
"We feel all the young ladies competing are winners and, as such, all entries will receive a trophy presented on stage," Bryan said. "Our staff strives to treat each contestant special and to make their pageant experience a fun and memorable time."
The winner of each division will receive a crown, sash and trophy. Photogenic and People's Choice winners also receive awards and runners-up will receive a larger trophy.
The Webster Parish Fair Queen and her Court of Princesses will ride together in the Fair Parade on Tuesday, October 2 in downtown Minden.
New this year is a talent competition for Webster Parish children which will be held at 1 p.m., between pageants.
"This is our first year having a talent competition, but we want to try it out and see if it is something we bring back next year," Bryan said. "I think this event is going to be lots of fun and offer a way for teens and kids who don't show in 4-H or don't compete in the pageant to participate in the fair.
The pageants are sponsored by the Minden Civitan Club as a fundraiser for the Civitan Santa project which provides Christmas gifts for more than 1,200 local children each year.
For more information, contact Bryan at 426-1619.