Meat Pie Festival beauty pageant set for Sept. 9

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The annual Natchitoches Meat Pie Festival beauty pageant will take place Sept. 9 at Natchitoches Jr. High School. Girls ages 0-23 are invited to participate. This year, there is a category to women who are over 23 years of age, the Ms. Division.

Entry fee is $45 and includes the photogenic competition. All contestants will receive a trophy and a goody bag. The pageant will begin at 2 p.m. for ages 0-6 years. Ages 0-6 years will need to wear a Sunday best dress. Ages 7 and up will compete at 6 p.m. The theme for this year’s pageant is “luau”. Ages 11 and up will compete in “luau” wear and evening gown. The Miss Division, ages 17-23 years, is the only division that will compete in interview.

The Sweetheart Competition is also back. All contestants wishing to participate must sell at least $100 in tickets. Each person to sell $100 will be a sweetheart princess and will be awarded a crown, monogrammed banner and T-shirt. The two contestants selling the most tickets will be crowned the Sweetheart Queens. They will win a meat pie crown, monogrammed banner, trophy and T-shirt.

For more information, questions, concerns or an entry form, contact Alisa at 318-315-0280 or Taylor at 318-446-8407. Visit the Facebook page or email meatpiepageant@ yahoo.com to keep up with the latest updates. Deadline for all entries is Sept. 3.