JEANNE CALLEN/THE GREENVILLE STANDARD
The weekend of September 16, the Greenville Kiwanis Club (GKC) has two exciting fundraising events planned including Jessica Procter, the newly crowned Miss Alabama who will be in Greenville at the Ritz Theater that Sunday to emcee the Miss Camellia Pageant.
Procter’s talent is singing and she is slated to entertain the crowd with song as well as emcee the event.
First on Saturday, Sept. 16 Kiwanis will be hosting the Miss Butler County Fair Beauty Pageant at the Ritz Theater starting at 1 p.m. for young ladies aged infants through age 18.
The pageant will consist of eight age categories as follows:
Baby Miss, 0-12 months
Tiny Tot Miss, 13 -23 months
Tiny Miss, 2 and 3 years
Petite Miss, 4 -6 years
Little Miss, 7 -9 years
Junior Miss, 10 -12 years
Teen Miss, 13 – 15 years
Miss Butler County Fair, 16 -18 years
The registration fee for all categories of Miss Butler County Fair (MBCF) is $35, and there will also be a Miss Photogenic prize in each age category. The cost for each picture submitted is $5.
You can submit with your registration forms and two color or black and white photographs, no larger than 5X7 with the contestants name, age and competing category clearly written on the back of the photos.
Pictures may be picked up the night of the pageant after the contestant’s age category is awarded.
Miss Congeniality will be awarded in age groups 10 and up.
Alyssa Lear, last year’s MBCF will be the emcee, and will also be on hand to crown the new MBCF.
The deadline for registering for MBCF is Sept. 11. After that date a $10 late fee will be added to the entry fee. After Sept 14 entries will no longer be accepted.
On Sunday, September 17, the GKC will present the Miss Camellia Pageant and Rising Star.
Miss Camellia is a preliminary pageant for the Miss Alabama Pageant for young women between the ages of 17 and 24, although the 17 year old must be a graduated senior by June 2018.
The pageant will include: an on stage question, talent, swim wear and evening gown competition.
The winning Miss Camellia will compete for the title of Miss Alabama on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham in June 2018.
The entry fee for Miss Camellia is a $100 donation to the Children’s Miracle Network and that donation can be achieved through fundraising.
During the Miss Camellia pageant, girls aged seven through 11 will be given the opportunity to win a chance to become Miss Camellia’s Rising Star through a drawing.
Rising Star is a mentoring program through the Miss Alabama organization that offers pre-teen girls the opportunity to spend the day during pageant week with their local Miss having fun and getting a bird’s-eye view of what it’s like to be a part of the Miss Alabama Pageant. All Rising Stars will also be introduced on stage during the Miss Alabama Pageant.
The cost for participating in Rising Star is $50, but if the contestant also competes in MBCF, a reduced combined entry of $65 will be charged.
For all information, rules and entry requirements for Miss Camellia, visit: http//:www.missalabama.com/howtoenter, or go to misscamellia.com/ and under documents download all needed documents for Miss Camellia and Rising Star, or text your email to 334-850-2773 and forms will be sent for you to download. You can also contact Jeanne Callen at that number for all questions about Miss Camellia, Rising Star or Miss Butler County Fair.
Miss Camellia and Miss Alabama is part of the Miss America Organization, and according to the MAO website, “Miss America, a 501 (c)4 non-profit organization is the leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions annually in cash and in-kind tuition waivers.”
The pageants are hosted by the GKC, a non-profit service organization. After expenses, all proceeds will go to the GKC to be used to continue providing educational and character building programs for the children of Butler County, especially those who are underserved.