Queen Of Lakes Pageant Applications Being Accepted

The North Webster Lions Club 75th annual Mermaid Festival is rapidly approaching on Saturday, June 26.

One of the highlights of the festival is the Queen of Lakes Pageant sponsored by the North Webster Lady Lions. The pageant has all the glamour, thrill and excitement of those shown on television according to a news release from the Lady Lions. The pageant is open to ladies ages 15 to 24. With years of history, the title of Queen of Lakes is a still a very prestigious achievement that includes scholarship money, the release states.

Early bird registration fees of $130 have been extended to Friday, May 28. Entry fees received after May 28 will be $150.  The applications and rules may be printed from the North Webster Lions Club website at www.mermaid-festival.com under applications. Additional information is available on Facebook at Queen of the Lakes Pageant.  Email questions may be directed to queenofthelakes@outlook.com.

Businesses or organizations interested in sponsoring a queen candidate are encouraged to contact the email above to enjoy the advertising publicity related to being a sponsor.

The Queen of Lakes Pageant will be held June 26 at the North Webster Community Center on Ind. 13 in North Webster.  Contestants must arrive by 10 a.m. All contestants must participate in the Mermaid Festival parade to be held at 4 p.m. and then participate in the Queen of Lakes Pageant being judged on “Through the Years – Celebrating the Mermaid Festival” theme wear and formal gowns at 7 p.m. in the gymnasium of the North Webster Community Center.

Video recordings by Ken Strong Productions Studio, 1700 Kimal Trail, Warsaw, will be done at 10 a.m. May 22 and will be a part of the pageant presentations.

The Shoop Sports and Youth Foundation Inc. will provide scholarship certificates totaling $5,000 that will be awarded to the Queen of Lakes and her Court to be applied to their college education. The Lady Lions will provide a $100 Community Service Award and a Miss Congeniality Award.  Queen of Lakes parade prize scholarships awarded by the Shoop Sports and Youth Foundation Inc. will total $1,500.