Miss Farmington Fair Pageant needs contestants, judges

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DEAR SUN SPOTS: Contestant applications are now being accepted for the 19th annual Miss Farmington Fair Pageant, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Farmington Fairgrounds. Preparation, rehearsals and interview competitions will take place that day beginning at 1:30 p.m. Snacks and pizza will be provided.

Young women who reside in Franklin County and the surrounding area, and are between the ages of 7 and 22, are welcome to participate and compete for the titles of (new this year): Miss Farmington Fair Collegiate (19-22); Miss Farmington Fair (15-18); Junior Miss Farmington Fair (11-14); Little Miss Farmington Fair (7-10); and Miss Hospitality, (for the young lady who is most active in participation in the fair itself). Prizes will also be awarded for each category of competition in each age group as well as for essays and Miss Congeniality. There will also be prizes for runners-up. Contestants will be judged in interview, talent and formal presentation. Cash prizes will be awarded from the Franklin County Agricultural Society.

For an application, please call Lisa Bird at 207-839-5578 or send an email to [email protected] The deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 14. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/MISSFARMINGTONFAIR.

Past pageant winners are encouraged to attend and wear their crown and banner. They are also welcome to perform in the opening number and in their own talent.

Anyone who is interested in participating as a judge should send a letter of interest to [email protected] for details.

—Lisa, no town

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