Sweet Corn Festival Mini-Royalty contestants sought


Sweet Corn Festival Mini King Quinn Eddy, Mini Queen Abigail Sindel and Mini Pageant chairpersons, Denise Burnette and Jackie Near (not pictured) remind everyone that registration has begun for the 2017 Mini Pageant. Entry forms can be found at the Chamber Office, Graves-Hume Public Library and the Mendota Swimming Pool. The pageant will take place on Saturday morning, Aug. 12. (Reporter photo by Bonnie Morris)

MENDOTA – The Mendota Chamber is seeking candidates for the upcoming Sweet Corn Festival Mini Royalty Pageant. Plano Molding Company of Mendota will sponsor the Sweet Corn Festival Mini King & Queen Pageant. Advanced registration is necessary for the pageant.

The 2017 Mendota Sweet Corn Festival Mini King and Queen will be selected on Saturday, Aug. 12. The pageant begins at 10 a.m. on the First State Stage. In case of rain, tune to WGLC for updates.

Mini-Royalty contestants should meet behind the First State Stage at 8:45-9 a.m. for check-in. A parent will be able to stay behind the stage with the child. Judging will take place from 9-9:45 a.m.

Chairpersons for the event, Denise Burnette and Jackie Near have announced that the 2017 Mini King & Queen will each be presented with $50 in Chamber Gift Certificates from sponsor Plano Molding Company.

Contest rules are as follows: Candidates must be 5 years of age on or by the date of the contest or entering kindergarten. Candidates must be a resident of the Mendota Elementary School districts.  

Parents may register their children for the Mini-Royalty Contest by filling out the registration form and statement of intention. Forms for the pageant may be obtained from the Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce office, the Mendota Swimming Pool, and Graves-Hume Public Library. This form must then be given or sent to: Mendota Area Chamber of Commerce, 800 Washington St., P.O. Box 620, Mendota, IL 61342 by Friday, Aug. 4. No applications will be accepted after this date.


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