'Little Miss' pageant begins

The Little Miss Douglas County Pageant will take place Friday and Saturday at Dance Workshop Performing Arts Center, 1697 County Road, in Minden. The pageant is hosted by the Douglas County Parks & Recreation Department, 782-9828 and the Dance Workshop, 782-8717.

Sign up for the pageant at Douglas County Parks & Recreation, 1327 Waterloo Road, across from Lampe Park, or call 782-9828 for information. All entries must be at the Dance Workshop by noon Thursday in order to participate.

All contestants will compete within their age group for the following titles:

On Friday at 6 p.m. will be Petite Miss first-third grade, the Little Miss fourth-sixth grade and Junior Miss seventh-ninth grade followed by Teen Miss 10th-11th grade.

On Saturday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m. will be the Baby Miss: 6 months-23 months old, the Wee Miss: 2 years-3 years and the Tiny Miss: 4 years-5 years old.

The pageant will be a three-phase competition where the entrants will have an opportunity to show off their best party dress, demonstrate their favorite talent, and talk to a panel of judges. The contestants will be judged on personality, poise, speaking ability, eye contact, neatness, dress and talent. Baby, Wee, and Tiny Miss will compete in party dress only.

All contestants will receive a gift. The winner in each division will receive a tiara, banner and flowers. The cost to enter the pageant is $45 plus $10 pageant admission fee.

For information, 721-9290.


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