Entries for Shelton’s Miss Strawberry Pageant are approaching – The Clanton Advertiser

Registration for the Miss Strawberry Pageant in Shelton is approaching

Revealed at 4:32pm Thursday, January 4, 2024

Written by Carrie Reeder | managing editor

Chilton County is gearing up for the 2024 Miss Strawberry Pageant, which is able to crown 4 new queens to signify the county’s strawberry growers. Contest director Janie Ellison mentioned the expansion the competition and its successor pageant has had over the previous few years has been the very best factor about it.

“The expansion we have seen within the county with strawberry growers (is nice), and our pageant will get larger yearly,” Ellison mentioned. “I really feel like once we began this pageant and our queen program, it actually introduced plenty of curiosity to strawberry growers, and that is what I really like about it’s that we’re doing justice to our growers.”

Registration papers had been despatched to all colleges in Chilton County, the C&C Cup in Clanton and Thorsby City Corridor on January 4 to open registration for the competitors. All details about potential contestants within the competitions might be discovered on the registration sheets. She can be discovered on the Miss Strawberry Queens of Chilton County Fb web page, and web site at https://chiltoncountyStrawberryfestival.org/.

Registration for the competition will happen on January 28 from 2-4pm on the Jefferson State Group Faculty Campus in Shelton-Clanton, which is able to function a stay occasion for contestants. The 2024 Miss Strawberry Pageant will likely be held March 9 on the Jefferson State Group Faculty campus in Shelton-Clanton.

Ellison mentioned the connection the queens have with the county’s strawberry growers is particular, and if there may be something the queens can do to assist them, they’re greater than keen to do it. The brand new queens who will likely be topped this 12 months will even have the chance to work straight with a number of the strawberry farmers to be taught what they do every day.

“We have picked strawberries prior to now and so they’ve gone to the pageant, however they’ve by no means gotten up at 4 a.m. and gone to the market when that is what they should see,” Ellison mentioned. “I feel (farmers) actually admire having somebody rally for his or her particular crop.”

The worth is $80 to enter the pageant, with Little Miss Strawberry ranging in age from 5 to eight, Miss Little Strawberry from 9 to 12, Miss Little Strawberry from 13 to fifteen, and Miss Strawberry from 16 to 19. There will even be money prizes out there for the draw. On this 12 months’s pageant, Miss earned $1,000, Junior Miss $500, Younger Miss $250, and Junior Miss $250.

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