Time is running out to get signed up for this year’s Miss Frontier Pageant. The registration deadline for the pageant is Saturday.
It is a community pageant held in conjunction with the Frontier Western Celebration offering contestants the opportunity to gain confidence, grace, self-esteem, memories and life-long friends.
“I just think that it is a good experience for the girls,” said organizer Bree McBride. “My mom tried to push me into it when I was younger when it was Prairie Port and I never did it and now I wish I had.”
She said the pageant gets the girls out in the community and gets their faces known.
She said the past Miss Teen winners have done a lot of charity work and attended events.
“Little girls look up to that,” she said.
McBride also said it is a good experience for girls wanting to continue on to the Miss Kansas Pageant.
The pageant will include several age categories including Miss (ages 17-24), Teen (ages 13-17), Princess (ages 9-12), Little Princess (ages 6-8) and Mini Princess (ages 4-5).
The choreography this year will be done by the Wichita Thunder Dance Team.
The winners will represent the festival throughout the weekend with appearances at several events. In addition to the crown, Miss Frontier wins a scholarship for tuition at Butler Community College and is eligible to compete in the Miss Kansas Pageant.
The first meeting is on July 15. More details on this will be provided upon registration. Contestants can register online at frontierwesterncelebration.com or at the Main Street Office. The pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the El Dorado Middle School Auditorium. Prior to the pageant an ice cream social will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. sponsored by Freddy’s Frozen Custard. For more information on the pageant, contact Main Street at 321-3088.