The annual Snow Princess Pageants will be presented tomorrow in the Warren County High School auditorium. The pageants serve as a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of Nashville, and are directed by Susan Burks. Pageant admission is $5.
Some alterations have been made to the event, adding categories for infants through 16 and up, and allowing day-of registration. Contestants can register at 11 a.m., or 30 minutes prior their age category and be dressed for their pageant.
Categories and start times are: 0-ll months, 12:30 p.m.; 12-23 months, 1 p.m.; 24 months – 3 years, 1:30 p.m.; 4-6 years, 2 p.m.; 7-9 years, 3 p.m.; 10-12 years, 4 p.m.; 13-15 years, 5 p.m.; and 16 years and up, 6 p.m.
Entry fee for the pageant is $65. To compete in the photogenic competition, a photograph and $15 are required. Contestants can also participate in the community relations category by providing non-perishable snack food items to be donated to the Ronald McDonald House. A People’s Choice winner in each category will also be chosen. Crown and sashes will be awarded in each category to the winner.
Reigning Miss McMinnville Peyton Wilson will serve as the mistress of ceremonies, and reigning Snow Princess titleholders, Dixie Hillis, Addyson Puckett, Olivia Snyder and Sarah Kinnaird will crown their successors.
Special guests signing autographs and meeting the public in the lobby include: Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison, who will be performing her piano piece from Miss America; and Miss McMinnville’s Outstanding Teen Ashlynn Sparks will debut her talent for Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen Pageant on March 5 in Jackson.
Other queens meeting guests are: Miss Murfreesboro’s Outstanding Teen Emma Conn, Miss Watauga Valley’s Teen Princess Augusta Rentenbach, Miss Parson’s Kristen Perry, Miss Middle Tennessee State University MaryGrace Wolkonowski, Miss Volunteer’s Outstanding Teen Makenna Phillips, Miss Volunteer’s Teen Princess Rachel McFarling and Miss Music Row’s Outstanding Teen Anna Grace Smith.
Assorted vendors featuring everything from make-up, jewelry, pageant wear and children’s clothing will be displayed in the lobby.
Everyone is welcome to shop, even if not attending one of the scheduled pageants. A silent auction will also be conducted during the day on a variety of fun and unique items.