The Crystal Lake Park District is accepting registrations for the 2013 Miss Crystal Lake Scholarship Pageant and Little Miss Crystal Lake Pageant.
Young women ages 16-21 and girls ages 4-5 are invited to sign up for the 2013 competitions by Monday, Jan. 21.
The Miss Crystal Lake Pageant, which provides a $1,000 scholarship to the winner, and Little Miss Crystal Lake Pageant, offering a special opportunity to the winner, promise to be an exciting night of entertainment with performances, great music and dazzling contestants, according to the park district.
The registration fee is $49 for residents.
After signing up, contestants will gather for regular weekly rehearsal nights through March. Contestants will receive a full schedule at the mandatory parent and contestant meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the Crystal Lake Park District Administration office.
The pageant date, yet to be determined, will be held in late March.
All contestants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in order to be eligible for participation in the pageant. Any contestant who does not attend the first meeting with a parent will not be eligible to continue with the pageant.
The contestants are required to be at every scheduled Wednesday meeting.
If more than one approved absence occurs, the contestant will not be able to compete in the pageant, no exceptions.
Miss Crystal Lake and Little Miss Crystal Lake are expected to appear at several community events throughout the spring and summer. The winner of the Miss Crystal Lake Pageant moves on to compete in the Miss McHenry County Pageant in August. The county pageant queen advances to the Miss Illinois County Pageant.
More information is available by contacting Connie Cooke at the Crystal Lake Park District at 815-459-0680, ext. 23, or by email at email@example.com.