Miss Winterfest pageant registration now open

The Miss Winterfest Pageant will be Jan. 28 at Geneva High School. The 2016 court will give up their crowns to the new court.

GENEVA — It has been nearly a full year since Cassie Burnham first wore her Miss Winterfest crown on stage at Geneva High School. 

Sponsored by the Geneva Business Association in conjunction with the Geneva Winterfest, the sixth annual pageant will be Jan. 28 at Geneva High School.

Winterfest 2017 will be Feb. 4 in downtown Geneva.

Girls from all Ashtabula County and Madison communities can enter.

Beth Cheney, pageant director and GBA president, said the pageant represents a true winter wonderland.

The Winterfest pageant also includes the princess category for girls with special needs.

The category has been a part of the pageant for three years. Special needs contestants will be judged on personality and attire.

The pageant will include five age divisions: Tiny Miss Winterfest (ages 0-3), Little Miss Winterfest (ages 4-6), Young Miss Winterfest (ages 7-9), Junior Miss Winterfest (ages 10-12) and Miss Winterfest (ages 13-17).

Cheney said the escorted formalwear will allow fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers and brothers to participate in the pageant.

Registration for the pageant is due Jan. 13. Registration forms are available at visitgenevaoh.com or email winterfestcourt@yahoo.com.

For more information contact Cheney at winterfestcourt@yahoo.com.

Registration for the pageant is $25 for the Tiny, Little and Young divisions and $30 for the Junior and Miss divisions for the main competition.

Additional, optional titles are $10 for Miss Photogenic, and $10 for the winter fun wear competition.

Forms should be mailed to: Winterfest Pageant, Genevea Business Association, P.O. Box 888, Geneva, Ohio, 44041. Checks should be made payable to the Geneva Business Association.

For more information on the pageant or registration, or to become a pageant sponsor, call 645-5711.

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