Beauty Pageant Coming To AEDC

Arnold Air Force Base Services Youth Programs will host a Miss AEDC Pageant for ages 5-18 at Arnold Lakeside Center May 5.

The event is open to the public and will be held from 12-6 p.m. Cost to enter is $25 and each division winner will receive a crown, sash and flowers. Second, third and fourth place winners in each division will receive flowers. All entries will receive a participation certificate.

There will also be a People’s Choice winner who will receive a goody bag and sash. Divisions include Little Miss AEDC for ages 5-8, Preteen Miss AEDC for ages 9-11, Junior Miss AEDC for ages 12-15 and Miss AEDC for ages 16-18.

Participants will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate or driver’s license upon registration to ensure entry into the appropriate division. Little Miss and Preteen divisions will be judged on poise, beauty and personality. Junior and Miss divisions will be judged on poise, beauty, personality and onstage question.

Each participant is allowed one person backstage to assist in getting ready, but they must return to the front before the pageant begins. Participants should arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to start time with hair and makeup complete. There will be a designated area for changing into dresses.

Cost to attend the event is $5 and Arnold Lakeside Center will have a deli buffet for $8 ($5 for age 10 and under). Any attending may vote for the People’s Choice winner for only $1 per vote. Deadline to enter the pageant is May 3. Call Holly Jones at 454-3415, to register or for more information.