The Miss Barton County and Miss Golden Belt Scholarship Pageant will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Great Bend High School Auditorium, 2027 Morton Street in Great Bend.
On this evening, at least eight girls will be competing for the titles, but also the stardom of service for our community. Along with these awards, the girls can win $1,000 plus in scholarship money.
Organization Coordinator, Kristy Hogan said she is impressed with the caliber of this year’s contestants. “We are very pleased with the number of intelligent, ambitious and talented young women who have entered the competition.”
“With the number of outstanding contestants, it will be a challenging task for the judges to choose the next Miss Barton County & Miss Golden Belt,” Hogan said.
Contestants will compete in four phases of competition at the pageant, including an interview, talent competition, swimsuit wear and evening wear. During the competition, each contestant will also discuss her chosen platform, a social or community issue of concern to herself and our society at large.
By the end of the evening, one young woman will be crowned Miss Barton County and another will be crowned Miss Golden Belt, Hogan said.
After being crowned the two winners will travel to Pratt on the June 6 to compete for the Miss Kansas title. More scholarships will be up for grabs for these young women at this pageant as well.
Miss Kansas Scholarship Organization has made available scholarships and in-kind funds to young women throughout the state of Kansas in the past several years. For more information on the Miss Kansas competition visit this website www.misskansas.org.
Tickets are $5 and are being presold at the Great Bend City Offices, Great Bend Chamber of Commerce, Beautiful Beginnings and Straub International.
For Miss America organization information please visit, www.missamerica.org. For more information about the Miss Barton County & Miss Golden Belt Competition, contact Hogan at 620-786-4064.