There is still time to register for the 2013 Miss Crystal Lake Pageant. The Annual Miss Crystal Lake/Little Miss Crystal Lake Pageant will be presented Friday, March 22 at 6:30 pm (location to be announced). The pageant organizers, the Crystal Lake Park District and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce are seeking local girls, ages 16-21, to participate as contestants. Miss Crystal Lake receives a $1000 cash award to be used to further her education. Additional scholarship awards may be available for runner-up contestants. The winner of the Miss Crystal Lake Pageant competes in the Miss McHenry County Pageant, and if she wins, advances to the Miss Illinois County Pageant.
Girls will receive a full schedule at the Mandatory Parent and Contestant meeting on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 pm at the Administration Building, located at One East Crystal Lake Avenue. On Wednesday, February 6, all contestants will begin preparing for the pageant by attending workshops on personal development, community knowledge and communication. The regular meeting night is Wednesday from 7-8:30 pm, but may vary certain weeks.
Participants will be expected to attend many community functions as well as perform community service. The months of preparation will culminate in the pageant on Friday, March 22, where participants will compete in the categories of formal wear, business attire, question/answer session and the awarding of the crown and scholarship.
Registration forms are available online at www.crystallakeparks.org or at the Administrative Office located at One East Crystal Lake Avenue, Crystal Lake. The registration fee for the program is $64. Crystal Lake Park District residents may register and pay the $49 resident discount fee. Registration deadline is February 4. For more information, please call Connie Cooke at (815) 459-0680 ext. 213.