Entries accepted for peanut butter pageant

Published 7:30 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Miss Peanut Butter Festival Pageant is set for Sept. 25 and entries are now being accepted in eight age divisions.

The pageant is sponsored by the American Red Cross Pike County Branch in connection with the annual Peanut Butter Festival in Brundidge the last Saturday in October.

The pageant will be at 6 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Pike County Elementary School gymnasium. The non-refundable entry fee is $20.

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Entry forms are available at the American Red Cross Office on S.A. Graham Blvd. in Brundidge.

The pageant is for ages two through 21. The divisions are Baby Miss, ages two and three; Tiny Miss, ages four and five; Little Miss, age six; Petite Miss, ages seven and eight; Young Miss, ages nine and 10; Junior Miss, ages 11 and 12; Teen Miss, ages 13-16; and Miss Peanut Butter Festival, ages 17-21.

The judges will select a winner and first, second and third place in each age division.

Jane Thrash, American Red Cross director, said the pageant is in keeping with the flavor of the Peanut Butter Festival and country and western attire is the proper attire for the pageant.

Because the 900th Maintenance Company of the Alabama National Guard based in Brundidge is currently in Indiana training for deployment to Afghanistan, the theme for this year’s pageant is “A Salute to Our Military,” which includes the men and women of the 900th as well as all who serve.

“We are encouraging contestants to incorporate red, white and blue into their attire,” Thrash said. “They can wear some type of military hat if they choose. The contestants’ waves will be salutes to the American Flag and the 900th Maintenance Company.”

Thrash said the winners in each age division will be expected to participate in events advertising the Peanut Butter Festival, local parades and city and country events, as requested.

“All proceeds from the pageant entry fees and admissions will benefit the American Red Cross disaster budget in each of the five counties covered by the South Central Alabama Branch serving Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Crenshaw and Pike Counties,” Thrash said.