2020 Miss Chick Pageant registration now open


VERSAILLES — Versailles Poultry Days, Inc. is pleased to announce we are now accepting applications for the 2020 Miss Chick Pageant. The contest, sponsored by Versailles Savings and Loan and Versailles Poultry Days, Inc., will take place August 14 and 15, 2020 beginning with personal interviews at noon on Friday the 14th and the onstage interview beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday the 15th in the old VHS High School Gymnasium located at 459 S. Center Street in Versailles. Poultry Days will be following all local and state guidelines as it relates to the health and safety of our guests. Plans are being made to modify the event for the safety of contestants and the audience.

After 69 years of celebrating vibrant, dynamic young women as part of the Poultry Days Festival, the Miss Chick pageant has earned its place as a rich community tradition. Members of the Miss Chick court promote the festival throughout their reign acting as ambassadors to the Ultimate Frisbee community that participates in the tournament held in conjunction with the festival and at several other local festivals.

The court also participates in philanthropic events that raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Wounded Warrior Project, and/or conducts events like Confident Chicks Night; a program created to inspire and uplift young women.

In addition to the honor of representing Poultry Days during their reign, the chosen Miss Chick will receive flowers, a plaque, crown and $1,000; First Runner-up will receive flowers, a plaque, and $400; and Second Runner-up will receive flowers, a plaque, and $200.

Contestants must be females 16 years of age by the day of the contest, and no older than 19 years of age (Limited to graduating high school seniors of the class of 2020.) Contestants must reside in Darke County and contiguous counties (Miami, Mercer, Montgomery, Shelby, Auglaize, Preble, Jay, Randolph and Wayne)

Sponsors can be any high school organization (including athletic teams, clubs, band and musical), 4-H clubs, and businesses. A list of potential sponsors and contacts is available from the pageant chairpersons if contestants should require help in securing sponsorship. Early applicants will receive a discounted entry fee of $5 payable by the sponsor or contestant. The early application deadline for entries will be July 18, 2020. After this date contestants will be subject to a $10 entrance fee. Final deadline for entries is August 1, 2020. Anyone interested becoming involved as a sponsor or contestant should contact Amanda or Madelyn via misschick.vpd@gmail.com or follow the link to the application form via the Poultry Days website.

Contestants will be judged on the following basis: 1) Appearance – 25 percent 2) Clothing – 25 percent 3) Poise, ability to speak, platform presence – 25 percent 4) Personal Interview – 25 percent.

For more information and the application, please visit www.versaillespoultrydays.com or like our Facebook page, Miss Chick – Versailles Poultry Days. The 69th annual Versailles Poultry Days will be held the weekend of August 14 with a theme of “Loaded Up and Cluckin.”

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