NORTH WEBSTER — North Webster Lions Club 73rd annual Mermaid Festival is rapidly approaching June 23. One of the highlights of the festival is the Queen of Lakes Pageant sponsored by the North Webster Lady Lions. The pageant has all the glamour, thrill and excitement of those shown on television.
The pageant is open to ladies ages 16-23. With years of history the title of Queen of Lakes is a very prestigious achievement that includes scholarship money.
Early bird registration fees are $100 if postmarked no later than May 5. Entry fees postmarked after May 5 will be $125. The applications and rules may be printed from the North Webster Lions Club website at www.mermaid-festival.com under applications. Additional information is available on Facebook at Queen of Lakes Pageant. Email questions may be directed to [email protected]
The Queen of Lakes Pageant will be held Saturday, June 23, at the North Webster Community Center located on SR 13. Contestants must arrive by 10 a.m. All contestants must participate in the Mermaid Festival parade to be held at 4 p.m. and then participate in the Queen of Lakes Pageant being judged on “Wide World of Sports” theme wear and formal gowns at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium of the North Webster Community Center.
The organizational/informational meeting for the pageant will be at 10 a.m. May 5.
Shoop Sports and Youth Foundation Inc. will provide scholarships totaling $5,000 that will be awarded to the Queen of Lakes and her court. Lioness Club will provide a $100 Community Service Award and a Miss Congeniality Award. Queen of Lakes parade prize scholarships awarded by the Shoop Sports and Youth Foundation Inc. will total $1,500.