NAPPANEE – The Nappanee Miss Apple Blossom Scholarship Pageant will headline Thursday’s opening events at the 45th annual Nappanee Apple Festival, September 17.
Incorporating a sports theme for the introduction portion of the pageant, contestants will be competing on the main stage at 7:00 p.m. at the Main Entertainment Tent, Depot Plaza.
The registration deadline for participation is August 9. Young women between the ages of 16 and 22 and residents of Elkhart County and all of the Wa-Nee School District are eligible for competition.
The application, rules, and regulations can be downloaded from the festival website at www.nappaneeapplefestival.org. Entrants must be enrolled in high school, an accredited home school program, a high school graduate or enrolled in college or advanced education by Sept. 1 of this year. All entrants agree to enlist a business sponsor.
A $1,000 scholarship is awarded to the Queen, a $750 scholarship to the first runner-up and a $500 scholarship to the second runner-up. Additionally, a cash award will be granted to the People’s Choice winner.
The newly crowned queen will participate at events throughout the four-day weekend as well as represent Nappanee at the January Indiana State Festivals Association Scholarship Pageant, and area parade events.
For more information, contact Lizzie Odiorne, Pageant Coordinator, (574) 538-9854 or [email protected]