Miss Crystal Lake Contestants 2013
Contestants will compete in annual pageant on Friday, March 22, at Hannah Beardsley Middle School.
Five Crystal Lake girls have been busy preparing since mid-January for the 2013 Miss Crystal Lake Pageant.
The pageant finale will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 22, at Hannah Beardsley Middle School, 515 E. Crystal Lake Ave., Crystal Lake.
The public is invited to attend this special evening. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $5 per person.
The focus of the pageant is not beauty, but on finding a well-rounded individual interested in representing her community.
In addition to being crowned Miss Crystal Lake, the winner receives a $1,000 scholarship. The Miss Crystal Lake Pageant and the Little Miss Crystal Lake Pageant are presented by the Crystal Lake Park District and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce.
The process leading up to the pageant was designed to provide the contestants with valuable communication and speaking skills and knowledge about local businesses.
The contestants were formally introduced to the business community and area leaders at a recent Multi-Chamber of Commerce Mixer. During pageant preparations, the contestants get involved in community service and are trained in speaking and presentation skills. The contestants meet many people in the community, form new friendships and have lots of fun.
On the evening of the pageant the contestants will participate in an evening gown and business attire presentations. In addition, contestants are interviewed by the pageant judges, and give a presentation on their business sponsor. The interview and presentation are weighted most heavily in the judging process.
In order to include the public in one facet of the pageant, online voting for Miss Photogenic is now underway.
Vote for Miss Photogenic Crystal Lake at
As an added highlight to the Miss Crystal Lake Scholarship Pageant, Little Miss Crystal Lake will also be crowned. Nine Little Miss Crystal Lake contestants will recite a short nursery rhyme or poem, sing a group song and answer a question provided by the Emcee.
One of the highlights of the evening will be a farewell video presentation by Miss Crystal Lake 2012. Caitlin Theros. Caitlin also went on to receive first runner up honors in the 2012 Miss McHenry County Pageant.