Contestants sought for Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program, Miss Merry Christmas Pageant

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Contestants are being sought for the 2020 Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Natchitoches Events Center. This year the Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program includes the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant. All events will be at the Natchitoches Events Center Saturday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the pageant will not be open to the public. Each participant will be allowed to bring a specified number of guests to the crowning following the completion of interviews.

The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant is open to young ladies who will be enrolled in the twelfth grade in a Natchitoches Parish school. Participants compete in scholastic achievement, interview, and opening statement. The winner will be crowned Miss Merry Christmas and will receive a cash scholarship and other prizes and awards.  Christmas Belles will also be selected from the pageant. Miss Merry Christmas will serve as the official hostess of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival.  She and the Christmas Belles will represent Natchitoches at various events throughout the holiday season.

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There is a $75 entry fee to enter the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant. There must be at least 10 girls entered in the Miss Merry Christmas pageant for the pageant to take place. All applications and entry fees for the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant must be returned to the Main Street Office at 781 Front Street, Natchitoches, no later than Friday, Sept. 11 at 4:30 p.m. Applications can be picked up at the Natchitoches Main Street Office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.or requested via email. For more information, please contact Jill Leo at (318) 357-3822 or jleo@natchitochesla.gov.