Boston Community Club is seeking applicants for the 2012 Miss Boston Pageant scheduled for Oct. 13.
“This is a wonderful annual event that helps young ladies build character and self-esteem, as well as friendships that can last a lifetime,” said pageant director Christie Smith-Thomas.
Any female, ages 3-18 with a Boston address, may participate in one of the following categories: Wee Miss Boston for ages 3-5, Junior Little Miss Boston for ages 6-8, Little Miss Boston for ages 9-11, Junior Miss Boston for ages 12-14, and Miss Boston for ages 15-18.
“It’s a fun and exciting experience, and we are anticipating the best pageant ever this year,” Smith-Thomas said.
Each category is determined by the age of the contest at the time of the pageant.
Rehearsals are the week before the pageant, and all contestants are required to attend.
All girls will participate in evening wear competition, and only the Miss Boston contestants will also compete in sportswear, as well as an on-stage question. Miss Boston contestants will also have a judges interview this year, which is new to the pageant and helps the contestants display academic qualities, as well as inner beauty.
All Wee Miss and Junior Little Miss contestants will receive trophies. Winners for Little Miss and Junior Miss will receive roses, trophy and crown. In addition to roses, trophy and crown, Miss Boston will receive a scholarship through Thomas University of $1,000. First and second runners-up will also receive scholarships through Thomas University of $500 and $300, respectively.
Winners of this year’s pageant, in addition to runners-up, will ride on a float in the Boston Mini Marathon Festival Parade on Oct. 27 and represent Boston throughout the year in area festivals and community functions.
The pageant is set for 7 p.m. at the Dixie Community Center, with last year’s queens on hand to crown successors. Tickets are sold at the door for $5 per adult and $3 per student, with children 3 and under admitted free. Intermission refreshments will be available.
“This year’s pageant promises to be very entertaining, and we encourage everyone to attend and support the young ladies of Boston,” Smith-Thomas said.
The entry fee for all categories is $45, and the qualifying deadline is Oct. 5.
Applications are available at Boston Main Street Café, Boston City Hall, Southern Bella Salon and Fat Boys Grill in Boston, as well as www.bostonga.com.
For further information or applications, contact Smith-Thomas at (229) 403-7175.
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