Pumpkin Princess Pageant registration starting

Staff Writer
Morton Times-News

 The Morton Chamber of Commerce is seeking 10 contestants, ages 5 and 6, to participate in the 2013 Pumpkin Princess Pageant which will take place on the Gold’s Gym Entertainment Stage on Sept. 11 during the 47th Annual Morton Pumpkin Festival.

The festivities for contestants include a princess tea, princess photo, princess family picnic, rehearsals, interview, talent, costume and the pageant.

Winners will be chosen in three categories: Princess, Talent and Costume.

All Pumpkin Princess Pageant contestants will ride in the Pumpkin Princess Carriage in the Pumpkin Festival Kiddie Parade on  Sept. 12, and the Pumpkin Festival Parade on Sept. 14.   

Registrations for a chance to participate in this year’s pageant will be accepted from Monday through May 8.

Registration can be done from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the chamber’s office or submitted online at www.mortonpumpkinfestival.org/pumpkin-princess-pageant.

Miss Morton will draw the 10 contestants who will participate in this year’s pageant from the registrants.

The drawn contestants will be notified by May 10.

A registration fee of $25 will be required from those contestants drawn to participate in the pageant.