The 2013 Miss Blueberry will be crowned on Saturday as the first official event of the festival, giving 14 young women the chance to compete for this year’s crown. With dance rehearsals, community service night at Miller’s Senior Living Community, and a pizza party behind them, the contestants are now looking forward to the morning of the pageant will they will undergo personal interviews with a panel of judges.
The pageant will be held in the auditorium of Argos High School on Saturday at 7 p.m. with a $5 admission. Admission for children under the age of 13 is free.
According to pageant chairman Don Morrison, the new queen will be crowned by the 2012 Miss Blueberry, Bri Trappe, after undergoing three phases of competition. A private interview with a panel of three judges will take place Saturday morning, followed by the stage portion of the contest on Saturday when the girls will compete in evening wear and theme wear categories.
The new queen will receive a $1250 scholarship, a heart-shaped cut glass bowl, a crown and necklace, and a portrait. The runner-up will be given a $750 scholarship and an engraved bowl, and the second runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship and an engraved bowl as well.
The contestants will vote for another girl to receive the distinction of Miss Friendship, and the winner will receive a $100 cash award as well as an engraved bowl.