This year’s pageant a rock­ing sock hop

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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 dis- count 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@hot­ 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.wee­

Sub­mit­ted photo /The Covington News

Top: 2012 Miss Covington 10+ Queens; Above: 6- to 7-year old con­tes­tants.

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