McHENRY – Registration is open for the 64th annual Miss McHenry Pageant.
The event is sponsored by the city of McHenry and the McHenry Police Officers Association. A $1,000 scholarship prize will be awarded to the queen. Cash prizes will be provided for other runners-up and award winners.
The pageant is open to girls between the ages of 16 and 20. Contestants must live in the McHenry school districts and have a McHenry address. Contestants are required to obtain a business sponsor or sponsors (two maximum) totaling $200. Contestants are encouraged to obtain city of McHenry business sponsorships.
Applications are available at businesses around McHenry or can be downloaded at www.ci.mchenry.il.us. The deadline for submitting applications is April 19. Only the first 15 applicants will be accepted.
Completed applications can be dropped off with sponsorship fees to the McHenry Municipal Building, to the attention of Bill Hobson in the Administration Office.
This year’s pageant will be June 22 at McHenry High School West Campus, 4724 W. Crystal Lake Road. Applicants should review the rules, charm course requirements and time commitment calendar before returning forms.
For information, call Pageant Director Marisa Merkel at 815-347-5947.