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Entries sought for Miss Wilkes County pageant set for Saturday evening, Feb. 25, at W-WCHS

Entries are now coming in for the fifth annual Miss Wilkes County Pageant, set for Saturday, February 25, at 6 p.m.

The deadline to enter is Friday, February 17.

Entry applications are online at MissWilkesCountyPageant.com or may be picked up at the Washington- Wilkes Chamber of Commerce located on The Square, at Bee Southern, or Tena’s Jewelry and Gifts.

Sponsored by the Washington- Wil- kes Chamber of Commerce, the pageant will be held at the Washington- Wilkes Comprehensive High School cafeteria. The entry fee is $35 per contestant, and winners in each age group will be awarded U.S. Savings Bonds.

Contestants of all ages will be competing in the evening pageant, Pageant Chairman Ashley Barnett said. “In the past we’ve held two separate pageants, but this year the pageants will be combined into one, at 6 p.m.”

As they were in previous years, little boys ages 2-5 are welcome to enter to compete for the title of Little Mister Wilkes County, she said.

In addition to the boys’ classes, pageant divisions will be: Toddler Miss, 12-23 months; Tiny Miss, 2-3 years; Little Miss, 4-6 years; Petite Miss, 7-9 years; Deb Miss, 10-12 years; Teen Miss, 13-15 years; and Miss, 16-20 years old.

There will also be a People’s Choice Award. “At the pageant everyone can vote for their favorite contestant for $1 per vote,” Barnett said. “The contestant who receives the most cash votes wins a cash award, so bring all your friends and family to the pageant to vote for you.”

The People’s Choice award has no affect on the outcome of the pageant, she said. “The cash award will be given at the end of the pageant. Judges will not know the outcome beforehand. We will need a picture of every contestant for this event. All pictures will be displayed at the pageant.”

There are mandatory rehearsals on Thursday, February 23, for all contestants.

Contact the Chamber of Commerce at 706-678-2013 or email tourism@washingtonwilkes.org with any questions.

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