Monday, July 20, 2009

Miss Marigold Pageant

This year the Marigold Festival Committee is proud to crown our 34th Miss Marigold Queen. Beginning in 1973, the Miss Marigold Pageant has become a long-standing tradition of recognizing talented and bright young women with a chance to represent our community during the Marigold Festival weekend and throughout the year.

We are especially proud of the pageant's focus on scholarship and in an effort to further recognize that commitment, this year's Queen scholarship has been doubled to $2,000 in an effort to better keep pace with the ever-increasing cost of higher education.

Also for the first time this year, contestants will be scored on their personal commitment to community service and involvement as part of the overall pageant scoring. This will also be the second year a separate Community Service scholarship has been awarded to one of the contestants.

So who will be Miss Marigold 2009? Join us at 7:00pm on Saturday, August 8th at the F.M. Peterson Theater at Pekin Community High School to find out! Tickets will be available for $5.00 in advance at the Pekin Area Chamber of Commerce, or at the door on the night of the pageant.

Thanks to the following sponsors for their support: B'Ribboned, Etc., Covenant Heating & Air, Excalibur Seasoning Company, Illinois American Water, Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes, SBSi Semonis Insurance Group, Tebben Insurance Services, Timbercreek Rehab & Health Care, and Vonderheide Floor Coverings.

And best of luck to our contestants: Trisha Fleeharty, Sarah Gouliard, Brittney Heath, Diane Jess, Marjorie Miller, Katrina Robison, and Megan Shreffler.