Harvest Festival Queen candidates are needed

    Young women interested in competing for the title of 2021 Harvest Festival Queen can register for the contest now. The annual pageant is scheduled for Thursday, September 9, at the Meramec Music Theatre in Steelville. The Harvest Festival Theme for this year is “Star Spangled Salute.”

    Those who’d like to participate in the pageant must be at least 16 years old but not older than 20 by September 1. Contestants must live in the Steelville School District. Candidates who register by Thursday, August 19 are invited to a special outing planned for that day at Wildwood Springs Lodge.
    An organizational meeting will be held at Steelville High School on Tuesday, August 24 at 3:15 p.m. That date is the absolute deadline to enter the competition.
    The pageant offers an exciting experience for contestants to form friendships and gain communication skills and confidence that can benefit them throughout their lives. Awards and prizes are given to all who compete. Sponsors cover the entry fees and can be provided, if needed.
    Entry forms are available at First Community National Bank, Peoples Bank and Shelter Insurance, which are all located on Main Street in Steelville.
    For more information about the pageant, please contact Cheryl Wilkerson at 573-259-0060.