Candidates sought for Little Miss Watkins Pageant

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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The Watkins Lioness Club will again sponsor the Little Miss Watkins Pageant during the Kraut 'N Wurst annual celebration in August.

All little girls who are full time residents of Watkins with a Watkins address, who have completed kindergarten through second grade, may qualify for the pageant.

Each eligible candidate must find their own sponsor. Also, any business in Watkins seeking to sponsor a candidate may do so, as well. All candidate sponsors will be required to pay a $25 entry fee for their candidate. Checks should be written to Watkins Lioness Club and mailed to PO Box 25 Watkins MN 55389, before July 16. All sponsor checks must be received prior to the Little Miss Watkins Tea party July 18.

The Little Miss Watkins Tea Party will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 18, at the Watkins Village Hall. At least one parent or guardian should attend the tea party with the candidate. Candidate pictures, pageant practice and dance routine will be explained at the tea party, so all sponsored candidates must attend.

The Little Miss Watkins Pageant will be held at the grand stand in McCarthy park at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. Alternate rain location will be held at the Watkins Village Hall. All candidates must be at the hall by 6 p.m. on pageant day for interview questions and final pageant preparation. Members of the Watkins Lioness Club will escort candidates to McCarthy Park at pageant time.

The deadline to register candidates and sponsors is Monday, July 16. To register a candidate, please contact Gloria Schmidt at (320) 764-2791. Please be prepared to supply candidate name, parents' name, sponsor's name, and last grade completed for the candidate.