Girls, boys invited to participate in Rodeo pageant

Published 7:43 pm Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Pike County Cattlewomen’s Association is taking applications for the 16th Annual Pike County Rodeo Pageant.

The contest will take place Saturday, April 16, at Cattleman Park.

The pageant is for girls ages three to 18 and boys ages three to nine.

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The Pike County Rodeo Pageant is a pageant designed to encourage interest in rodeo and give the contestants a fun on-stage experience, said Betty Hixon, a member of the Cattlewomen.

“The Pike County Rodeo Pageant is just for fun,” Hixon said. “Contestants will be judged on beauty, attire, smile, stage presence and personality. Contestants are to wear informal western wear and there will be no practice as they will just walk on state in a model ‘T.’”

Age divisions are Tiny Miss Rodeo, ages three and four; Petite Miss, ages five and six; Little Miss, ages seven through nine; Young Miss, ages 10 through 12; Teen Miss, ages 13 through 15 and Miss Rodeo, ages 16 through 18.

Boys compete in three age divisions, Tiny Mr. Wrangler, ages three and four; Little Mr. Wrangler, ages five and six; and Mr. Wrangler, ages seven through nine.

The age of the contestants in determined as of May 1, 2011.

“Those who won in last year’s pageant cannot compete in the same category this year.

However, winners many compete if they qualify for the next age division,” Hixon said. “Winners will be expected to attend the two Pike County Cattlemen’s Association Rodeo performances Memorial Day weekend and to represent the Pike County Cattlemen and Cattlewomen’s associations at various events.”

The entry fee for the Pike County Rodeo Pageant is $25 and the deadline for entry in April 8.

Entry forms are available at BB&T, Hawkins Drugs, First National Bank, Goshen Farmer’s Co-op, WTBF, Pike County Extension Office, Regions Bank, Sisters, She-BANG, Charles Henderson Child Health Center, Rue’s Antiques, Wachovia Bank, Troy B&T, Walker’s Western Wear, Pike County Farmer’s Co-op, SARHA, Army Aviation Federal Credit Union, Troy Recreation Center, Piggly Wiggly, local schools and The Barn in Ozark.