A new pageant is coming to El Dorado this summer. The inaugural Miss Ruby Slippers pageant will be Saturday, July 13 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at El Dorado Middle School.
"Our goal with Miss Ruby Slippers is to bring community involvement to younger girls," said director Paige Harris, who plans to make Miss Ruby Slippers an annual event. "This is a preliminary event for Miss Kansas and Miss Kansas Outstanding Teen."
Miss Ruby Slippers will feature five age divisions: Princess 4-6; Junior Pre Teen 7-9; Pre Teen 10-12; Junior Teen 13-16; and Miss Ruby Slippers 17-24. There is a $50 entry fee for each contestant, and registration is limited.
"They can come to 124 S. Main, Suite 101 to pick up a registration form," said Harris, "or call 316-321-1550."
Information can also be found by searching for Miss Ruby Slippers on Facebook.
The pageant will feature an opening group number followed by competition in fashion, onstage questions, talent and formal evening wear.
"All age groups will have the option to compete in all categories," said Harris.
First place winners will each receive a cash prize. The initial meeting for participants will be June 24 at El Dorado Middle School.
Pageant practices will be held July 1-2 and 8-10. Dress rehearsal will be July 12. All practices will also be at EMS.
"I think it will be a huge success," said Harris.