CRYSTAL LAKE – Five Crystal Lake girls have been busy preparing since mid-January for the 2013 Miss Crystal Lake Pageant.
The pageant finale will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Hannah Beardsley Middle School. The public is invited to attend the pageant.
Tickets to the pageant may be bought at the door for $5 per person.
The focus of the pageant is not beauty, but a well-rounded individual interested in representing her community.
In addition to being crowned Miss Crystal Lake, the winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship.
The Miss Crystal Lake Pageant and the Little Miss Crystal Lake Pageant are presented by the Crystal Lake Park District and the Crystal Lake Chamber of Commerce.
The process leading up to the pageant was designed to provide the contestants with valuable communication and speaking skills and knowledge about local businesses.
On the evening of the pageant, the contestants will participate in evening gown and business attire presentations.
In addition, contestants will be interviewed by the pageant judges and give a presentation on their business sponsor.
To include the public in one facet of the pageant, online voting for Miss Photogenic and Little Miss Photogenic is now under way.
Vote for Little Miss Photogenic Crystal Lake at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LittleMissCrystalLakePhotogenic2013.
Vote for Miss Photogenic Crystal Lake at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MissCLPhotogenic2013.
As an added highlight to the Miss Crystal Lake Pageant, Little Miss Crystal Lake also be crowned. Nine Little Miss Crystal Lake contestants will recite a short nursery rhyme or poem, sing a group song and answer a question provided by the emcee.