Do you have a young daughter or granddaughter that's shown an interest in participating in pageants? I know my daughters liked to dress up and parade around in tiaras and boas when they were younger. That was more for fun and so is this but with an actual title at stake. Right now applications are being taken for the upcoming 2017 Miss Pre-Teen Rice County. If chosen, the official title and sash will be given to the winner along with a prize package and the honor to represent Rice County at the Miss Pre-Teen Minnesota pageant on Saturday, April 29, at the Wellstone Center in St. Paul.

The competition includes a personal and on-stage interview plus fashion and evening wear.

To qualify to compete for the chance to be the Pre-Teen ambassador for Rice County, the young lady must be between 9-12 years old, and be a resident of Rice County. Apply online at or write a bio form to: Miss Pre-Teen Minnesota International Pageant, P.O. Box 240537, Apple Valley, MN 55124. The application deadline is February 28.

For more info call (952) 432-6758 or email

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