Wednesday marks the last day applications will be accepted for the Little Miss and Mister Blueberry Pageant. According to Daphne Stapleton, head of the event, the pageant usually draws about 60 participants – typically 40 girls and 20 boys, she said.
This is the 25th year for the Little Miss and Mister Blueberry Pageant, and according to Stapleton, the format has never changed. Contestants must be from Marshall County and be between the ages of 3 and 6, and once on stage, they will be interviewed by the emcee and factors such as personality and the contestant’s ability to stand out will be used in deciding the winner.
The entry form for the pageant asks contestants what they would like to be when they grow up and what they would wish for if they could make three wishes. Stapleton said each child gets about a minute on stage to help the pageant proceed quickly.
Judging begins at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 30 for the boys and 6 p.m. for the girls at the Michigan Street Stage. Little Miss and Mister Blueberry are required to participate in the parade on Monday, Sept. 2. Entry forms may be turned into the Blueberry Office at 233 E. Jefferson St. in Plymouth or to Daphne Stapleton, 428 Pennsylvania Ave., Plymouth.
Click here to view the entry form for the pageant.