Contestants are being sought for the 2019 Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program to be held Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Natchitoches Events Center. The Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Program includes the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant and the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant. All events will be held at the Natchitoches Events Center on Saturday, Sept. 21 at 4 p.m.
The Miss Merry Christmas Pageant is open to young ladies who will be enrolled in the twelfth grade in a Natchitoches Parish school. Participants compete in scholastic achievement, interview, evening wear and onstage question. The winner will be crowned Miss Merry Christmas and will receive a cash scholarship and other prizes and awards. Christmas Belles will also be selected from the pageant. Miss Merry Christmas will serve as the official hostess of the Natchitoches Christmas Festival. She and the Christmas Belles will represent Natchitoches at various events throughout the holiday season.
There is a $75 entry fee to enter the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant. There must be at least 10 girls entered in the Miss Merry Christmas pageant for the pageant to take place. All applications and entry fees for the Miss Merry Christmas Pageant must be returned to the Main Street Office at 781 Front Street, Natchitoches, no later than Friday, Aug. 30 at 4:30 p.m.
The Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant is open to young ladies who will be enrolled in the twelfth grade through age 25 by December 31, 2020, enrolled in high school or college, or meets the state residency requirement. Participants compete in interview, fitness, talent, evening wear and onstage question. The winner will be crowned Miss Natchitoches City of Lights and will receive $1,000 In-Kind Scholarship to Northwestern State University, official Miss America Local Crown, custom embroidered sash, and much more. The winner must be available to attend Miss Louisiana State Meeting in April 2020 and the Miss Louisiana State Competition in June 2020 held in Monroe, Louisiana.
There is a $100 entry fee to enter the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant. Participants for the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant will be required to raise $100 in Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals donations in lieu of an entry fee. All applications and entry fees for the Miss Natchitoches City of Lights Pageant must be submitted to pageant director Gregory O’Quinn via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 6801 W 70th Street #44, Shreveport, LA 71129 by Sept. 13.
All applications can be downloaded electronically at http://www.natchitochesla.gov/content/2019applicationpacket or picked up at the Natchitoches Main Street Office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Jill Leo at (318) 357-3822.