DOUBLE SPRINGS - The first ever Winston County Fair Queen Pageant will be held Sunday, April 23, at 3 p.m. at The Rock Family Worship Center - Smith Lake Campus on Highway 278 East in Double Springs at 3 p.m.
Coinciding with the Winston County Fair, which will take place April 17-23 in Double Springs, will begin at 3 p.m. The pageant is open to girls ages 0-21. There are no residency or school restrictions for this pageant.
Registration fee for the pageant is $50. There will be an optional photogenic category, with $10 for the first photo and $5 for additional photos, with a three-photo limit. Attire for girls agens 0-9 will be formal dress, flower girl dress, Sunday best of Easter dress. Attire for girls ages 10-21 will be formal dress.
In addition, all contestants are being asked to bring in items to donate to the Our Kids Clothing Center, which works closely with DHR to provide foster and adoptive families with items for children, ages birth to teen. The charity queen award will be given to the contestant who donates the most items to benefit Our Kids Clothing Center.
To enter the pageant, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 151 Beverly Hills Road, Addison, Ala. 35540. Photogenic pictures need to be brought the day of the pageant.
Payment can be made via PayPal to email@example.com (friends and family), Cash App $MGFlynn or mailed to the above address.
Proceeds from the pageant will help support Misunderstood: Dyslexia Awareness, a nonprofit 502(c)3 mentoring and tutoring program founded by Meri Kayte Flynn, a freshman at Addison High School. Misunderstood: Dyslexia Awareness has begun work in collaboration with the Future Teachers of Alabama clubs in all schools in Winston County to incorporate Reading Buddies and to provide scholarships to local seniors who wish to become educators after graduation.
For more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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