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Fair pageant set for August 9

DEWAYNE HOLLOWAY|dewayne@mcnews.online

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The Montgomery County Fair Pageant will move to a new night this year with contestants walking on Tuesday, August 9. The talent show will also be held Tuesday, August 9.
The pageant will feature nine categories based on age and will be held at the Ode Maddox Building at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Mount Ida. The pageant will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Categories include:
0-12 months Baby Little Miss
12-23 months Tiny Little Miss
2-3 years Darling Little Miss
4-5 years Little Miss
6-7 years Petite Miss
8-10 years Princess
11-13 years Young Miss
14-17 yearsMiss Teen
18-23 years Fair Queen
The pageant this year will be a local pageant only. Winners will not advance to the state fair pageant. Organizers stated that added costs required by state officials was the reason for the decision to not participate in the state fair pageant this year.
As a result of this decision, participants in all age categories can reside outside the county as well as inside the county.
Age is determined by the date of the pageant.
There will be one rehearsal held Tuesday, August 2, at 6 p.m. at the Ode Maddox Building at the fairgrounds. Participants are encouraged to attend, but attendance is not required.
A complete list of rules for the pageant and talent show can be found in the 2022 Fair Catalogue available at locations around Montgomery County.
For an entry form or to ask questions please call Christie Kennedy at (870) 223-2390, Lisa Simpson at (870) 356-9176, or Jennifer Barrett at (479) 216-2176.
Admission to the pageant and talent show will be $5 per adult and $3 per student. Children ages five and under will be admitted free of charge.
Pageant contestants are encouraged to participate in the Fair Parade scheduled for Monday, August 8.

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