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Seven to compete for Miss Nisswa title Friday

The Nisswa Women of Today will kick off the 42nd annual Nisswa Winter Jubilee by hosting the Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant and Little Miss Program at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, at Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa.

Reigning Miss Nisswa Carissa Voels will crown one of seven seniors competing for the 2014 title: Becca Langer, Ellie Erholtz, Makyla Thomsen, Shayna Vastila, Chloe Foster, Kayla Herubin and McKinleigh Rude.

Tickets to the pageant are $5 at the door.

Three judges will review each contestant’s essay prior to the pageant, as well as conduct 10-minute interviews in panel format.

At the event, the Miss Nisswa contestants will be judged in casual wear, formal wear and an impromptu question.

The Miss Nisswa Scholarship Pageant provides prizes to all participants, thanks to the support of area businesses and individual sponsors.

The scholarship pageant will include dance performances by both the Miss Nisswa contestants as well as the Little Miss Nisswa participants. Little Miss Nisswa Mattie Holst will crown the 23rd Little Miss Nisswa in a non-competitive segment of the pageant. This year there are 10 second-graders hoping for the title.

Mistress of Ceremonies will be Stacey Waidelich, a member of the Nisswa Women of Today. Escorts are Dylan Stumvoll, Brady Arndt and John Torgerson.

Contestants will participate in the Nisswa Winter Jubilee parade at noon Saturday, Feb. 15, in downtown Nisswa.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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