WAYNESBURG – Applications are now available for the 23rd annual Miss Greene County Pageant, scheduled for 2 p.m. March 3 in the Stanley Ferek III Auditorium of Carmichaels Area High School.
Sponsored by Consol Energy Inc., and the Greene County commissioners, and presented by the county’s Department of Recreation, the pageant is open to Greene County girls ages 2 to 17.
The age categories are as follows: Tiny Miss, 2 to 4 years; Petite Miss, 5 to 7 years; Junior Miss, 8 to 11 years; Young Miss, 12 to 14 years; and Teen Miss, 15 to 17 years. Age categories are determined by the age of the contestant on the day of the pageant. A queen and a first runner-up will be awarded in each age category.
To qualify as a contestant, each girl must submit a complete several application forms, $400 minimum in advertising sponsorships and one 8x10-inch printed headshot and one digital headshot, color or black and white. All materials must be received by noon Jan. 22 at the Department of Recreation, 107 Fairgrounds Road, Waynesburg. Contestant numbers will be determined based on the order in which complete applications are received.
During the pageant, each contestant will be judged on her photo and modeling of sportswear and formal wear. All age categories, except Tiny Miss, are required to perform a talent routine, and Young Miss and Teen Miss contestants will also be judged on interviews conducted prior to the pageant. All contestants are eligible for the Director’s Award, which will be presented to the contestant who sells the most in advertising sponsorships.
Pageant rehearsal will be held March 2 in the high school auditorium and is mandatory for all contestants. Tiny Miss and Petite Miss contestants must arrive by 9 a.m., and Junior Miss, Young Miss and Teen Miss contestants must arrive by 10 a.m. On the day of the pageant, Young Miss and Teen Miss contestants must be present by noon, and all other contestants must be present by 12:45 p.m. Doors open to the public at 1 p.m.
The reigning Miss Greene County queens are Tiny Miss, Bailey Barnyak of Carmichaels; Petite Miss, Alexa Smith of Carmichaels; Junior Miss, Macey Whipkey of West Finley, who also won the Director’s Award; Young Miss, Caitlyn Ricco of Carmichaels; and Teen Miss, Floretta Chambers of Carmichaels. Each of the five queens received a trophy, crown, sash, bouquet and prize.
Pageant applications are available at the Department of Recreation, the Greene County commissioners’ office, Greene County Tourism and other area locations. Applications may also be downloaded from the Greene County website, www.co.greene.pa.us.
All proceeds from the 2013 Miss Greene County Pageant will benefit Department of Recreation programs. For more information on the Miss Greene County Pageant, call 724-852-5323, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.