ROCKVILLE -- The All-American Little Miss and Mister contest, sponsored by the Parke County Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, July 25, at 4 p.m., in the Show Pavilion at the Parke County 4-H Fairgrounds.
The contest entry deadline is July 16, for forms to be in the Extension Office, located on the Fairgrounds at Rockville.
Registration forms are available at the Parke County Chamber of Commerce Office, Extension Office, REMC, most banks in Rockville and the Parke County Incorporated Office.
Contestants must be a resident of Parke County and be at least 5-years-old by Aug. 1, 2009, and cannot have reached their eighth birthday before Aug. 1.
Any contestant who has performed or competed at the professional level (for monetary gain) in anything other than an amateur contest will be considered ineligible for the contest.
This is not a beauty contest, but a contest to choose an all-around, wholesome Little Miss and Mister. Contestants are to appear in casual dress, preferably shorts, socks and tennis shoes. A white T-shirt to be worn during the public contest will be provided to all contestants approximately one hour ahead of the event back stage at the Show Pavilion.
Winners and the two runners-up will receive trophies. Little Miss and Mister will also receive a savings bond and portrait from Gobbles Knob Country Store.
Contestants must be pre-registered by Thursday, July 16. No other entries will be accepted after that date.