The Garrard County Rural Heritage Festival Pageant now is an official preliminary to the Kentucky Festival State Pageant. This year the state pageant will be Nov. 10 and 11 at the Hyatt Regency in Lexington. All division queen winners for the Garrard pageant will advance to the 2007 Kentucky Festival State Pageant.
Sign-ups for this year's Rural Heritage Festival Pageant will be 5:30-7 p.m. Monday and Aug. 13 at Linda's Custom Sports Store on the Public Square. The final date for sign-ups will be Aug. 20 at Garrard County High School. Forms also may be picked up at Linda's Custom Sports and mailed before the Aug. 20 deadline.
The divisions are:
Little Miss - 5-6 years old, $25 registration.
Miss Sweetheart - 7-8 years old, $25 registration.
Little Miss and Miss Sweetheart contestants will model a Sunday dress outfit.
The Little Miss and Miss Sweetheart Pageant is 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at Garrard County High School. If there is more than one participant in the same household for Little Miss or Miss Sweetheart, the registration fee is $20 each.