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Posted: July 24, 2014 10:00 p.m.

This year’s pageant a rocking sock hop

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6- to 7-year old contestants.

Hosts Crissy Alter and Stephanie Hollis partnered with The Varsity to make this year’s Fifth Anniversary Miss Covington Pageant event extra special.

“We try to do different themes based on items we have,” said Alter of this year’s inspiration. “We were at The Varsity one day and thought it would be a cute theme.”

The Miss Covington Pageant will be held on August 23, 2014 at Peachtree Academy in Covington. Tickets for ages 5 and up are $7.

Alter encourages parents and children to apply as soon as possible to meet the August 15 registration deadline, as spaces fill up fast in the last couple weeks.

The pageant has divisions for girls of all ages. The $75 entry includes formal, photogenic, best dressed, prettiest eyes, prettiest smile, prettiest hair and cover model entries. Also included is one full color program and one Varsity meal (entrée, side and drink) for each contestant.Additional meals can be purchased for $11. The $30 optional supreme package includes a sock hop themed outfit of choice, a Divisional OCC side award and more. There is a $15 discount for siblings.

The program book will feature all contestants and participating vendors plus this year’s cover model. The deadline for program photos is August 11. Photogenic entries can be submitted until August 21 for side awards.

Contestants can also participate in the optional Covington Grand Princess competition,where the contestant who sells the most “good luck” tickets will take home the title.

Alter said they are also looking for local businesses to donate gift certificates, flyers, business cards and services. There is one vendor spot left for $40. Email misscovingtonpageant@hotmail.com for more information.

Alter said the pageant experience offers a lot for girls. Rather than being about fierce competition, pageantry can be fun, rewarding and create lifelong friendships.

“You win with grace, you lose with grace and you try better next time,” Alter said. “I consider it to be a healthy competition. Whether you went home with a crown or not, you can say you had a great time.”

For more information on awards, opportunities, registration, payments and more, visit Misscovingtonpageant.weebly.com

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