The deadline for entering the 2016 Vilonia Royalty Pageant, sponsored by the Vilonia Area Chamber of Commerce, is tomorrow. The pageant is set for 2 p.m., April 16, in the Vilonia Primary School Big Room. You may go to their website for all details. The 2015 Miss Vilonia Sherry Kimbrell, a VHS student, will turn over the reins to her title that day.
This is an open pageant for females age 0-18. Division Queens will receive a crown, large trophy and custom embroidered sash. Vilonia Miss Queen (age 16-18) will receive a $250 scholarship payable to her college or trade school of choice. All contestants who do not place will receive a participation trophy. Queens are encouraged to use their title to represent Vilonia in a positive way.
Jill Bonnema, chamber executive officer, will be in her office at 1135 Main Street (inside Gordon Financial) to take registrations Wednesday. Bonnema may be contacted at 501-499-1312.
*This is not a school sanctioned event but one that is of interest to many parents, students and staff.