St. Francis Picnic Pageant Schedule
Once again this year, the annual St. Francis beauty pageants will be held in conjunction with the annual St. Francis Picnic, set for Saturday, July 21. The registration fee for all pageants is $20 and sign-up will begin starting 30 minutes prior to each contest. No pageant wear will be permitted for contestants in the pageants for those birth to 2 years. However, pageant attire is required for the Miss St. Francis contest only.
The first contest is set for 10 a.m. as the baby contest is held for boys and girls ages birth through 11 months, and have not marked their first birthday. Three trophies will be awarded in both the girls and boys division, and casual wear is required.
The second contest is set for 11 a.m. as girls and boys ages 12 through 23 months will compete. There will be three trophies awarded in both the boys and girls division, and the appropriate attire is casual wear.
The toddler contest is set for 1 p.m. and is open to girls only ages two to four years. The dress is casual and a queen will be crowned along with two alternates. Afterward, around 2 p.m., the Little Miss St. Francis pageant will be held for girls five to eight years. A queen and four alternates will be chosen and Sunday dress is the appropriate attire.
Around 4 p.m. the Junior Miss St. Francis contest will be held for young ladies ages nine to 12 years. The judges will choose a queen and four alternates, and Sunday dress is the attire.
The highlight of the day will begin at 8 p.m. with the Miss St. Francis pageant for young ladies ages 13 to 18. A queen and four alternates will be chosen, and pageant wear is required for this division only.
Those wanting more information on the St. Francis pageants may call 870-324-0656 or 870-598-5944. All proceeds from the pageants will benefit the Hall-Gravel Hill Cemetery Association.