Miss Callaway pageant to show off county’s fairest

Eight of Callaway’s fairest young ladies will compete for the title of Miss Callaway County during the Fulton Street Fair June 15-16.

Up for grabs is a minimum $1,000 scholarship for the young woman who receives the crown on Saturday night, with the potential for cash prizes going to the girls competing for the Junior Miss Callaway and Mini Miss Callaway titles as well. The winners will be crowned at the end of the public portion of the pageant, which runs from 2-4 p.m. Saturday on The Callaway Bank stage at Fifth Street.

Fulton Street Fair Committee member Melissa Siegel said the committee made the decision to donate $1,000 for the scholarship to help the event grow.

Pageant coordinator and former Miss Callaway County Taylor Bryant said that scholarship amount will be supplemented by the $25 entry fees and $100 sponsorship fee paid by each contestant. After paying for other pageant expenses, those funds are used for a scholarship — last year the amount was $350.

The Miss Callaway County pageant is open to young ladies ages 17-21; the Jr. Miss pageant is open to young ladies ages 13-16 and the Mini Miss contest is open to girls ages 8-12.

The Miss and Jr. Miss pageants will consist of personal interviews and a pageant meeting Friday afternoon, with an evening gown display and on-stage questions based on general agriculture and Callaway County.

The Mini Miss pageant will consist of personal interviews, outfit of choice, Sunday best dress and on-stage questions pulled off of entry forms to provide easy-to-answer questions.

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