Queen hopefuls sought

While July 1 may seem a while away yet, organizers already are putting out a call for anyone interested in participating in this year’s “Fun in the Sun” queen pageant.
Organizer Melissa Gushulak said Monday afternoon that registration forms will be available at the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce office (474 Scott St.) as of tomorrow (April 19).
The deadline to sign up is Thursday, May 3.
“I’m looking for contestants who are committed, with a good attitude, wants to meet new people, and is outgoing,” stressed Gushulak, adding punctuality also is a plus.
“We’ve had a couple girls over the years who didn’t know many people, and got to join up with girls who were in different cliques,” she noted. “It’s a good opportunity to get involved in the community, meet new people.
“It’s really about volunteering. It isn’t a beauty pageant anymore.”
Anyone interested in participating in the FITS queen pageant should contact either Gushulak at 274-5206 or last year’s royalty (Queen Allyssa Holliday, First Princess Liz Black, and Second Princess Shanna Ewald) at Fort High.
A minimum of five contestants must be registered by the deadline or the event will not be held this year, Gushulak stressed.
Contestants are eligible if they are between age 15-18 as of May 1, 2007, have a sponsor, and will be available to participate in community events throughout the next year (up to July 1, 2008).
Gushulak wanted to line up the contestants earlier than usual this year in order to get them involved in more activities prior to the July 1 crowning.