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Scholarship pageants slated Aug. 24 in Brainerd

The Miss Brainerd Lakes & Miss Central Lakes scholarship pageants and the Miss Brainerd Lakes/Central Lakes Outstanding Teen pageants will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, in the Chalberg Theatre at Central Lakes College, Brainerd.

Four new queens will be crowned. Candidates will be announced soon.

Current title holders are 2012 Miss Brainerd Lakes Heather Erickson, 2012 Miss Baxter Maren Goff, 2013 Miss Brainerd Lakes Outstanding Teen Serena Schreifels and 2013 Miss Central Lakes Outstanding Teen Lizzy Thurlow.

Tickets to the pageant are $15 and are available at the door and online at

A fund raiser for the scholarship pageant will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

Second Thursday at Prairie Bay Grill & Catering in Baxter will feature Dorothy Benham, Miss American 1977, and Rebecca Yeh, Miss Minnesota 2013.

Prairie Bay will donate seasonal hors d’oeuvres and labor; and Cash Wise Liquors will donate complimentary wines for tasting.

A fully tax deductible minimum donation of $15 will be accepted at the door. Proceeds will go directly to the Miss Brainerd Lakes Scholarship Program., Inc.

RSVPs are requested to 218-824-6444 or

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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