There will be competition in three categories at the 2013 Coon Rapids Junior Royalty Pageant, which will take place Saturday, Feb. 2, 1 p.m., at the Coon Rapids High School auditorium.
They are Petite Division, ages 5-7 years girls; Junior Division, ages 8-12 girls; and Teen Division, ages 13-16 girls.
• Petite Division: Marissa Stanley, Chloe Lynn Keller, Natalie Taylor and Lauryn Nicole Smith.
• Junior Division: Hannah Mudick, Maggie Gese, Isabel Carlson, Liberty Kelley, Maya McCarty, Grace Olson, Erin Kelley and McKenzie Hagen.
• Teen Division: Jessica Sherlock, Katie Jo Ascheman and Kelly Gese.
The pageant is open to boys and girls that live, attend school or worship in Coon Rapids.
Competition is based on 50 percent interview and 50 percent modeling with personal speech.
For the interview, candidates wear a sportswear outfit (shirts, skirts, etc), while for modeling/speech, the attire is party dress for petite/junior girls (t-length or short) and formal for teens.
Queen and princess winners will receive sashes, trophies, crowns/caps and flower
Winners are expected to participate in a minimum of 19 parades as well as coronations and various other fun community events and activities during Snowflake Days as well as throughout the year, according to Diane Buszta, pageant director.
They will also be asked to perform, as a group, 10 hours of community service for the city of Coon Rapids, Buszta said.
At the pageant, there will be dozens of silent auction items on which to bid with the winners announced at the end of the pageant, she said.
All pageant tickets are $8. Children under four can attend the pageant free.
The pageant is sponsored by the Coon Rapids Junior Royalty Pageant Committee.
Peter Bodley is at [email protected]