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Candidates sought for Miss Vergas and Princess Altona 2009

The crowning of Miss Vergas and Princess Altona 2009 will be held in conjunction with one another on Thursday, August 13, 2009.

All young women ages 17 to 21 are encouraged to run in the three-phase competition and vie for hundreds of dollars in educational scholarships.

The eligibility criteria are as follows for Miss Vergas; you must be 17 by September 1, 2009 and have not reached your 21st birthday by September 1, 2009. All contestants must be a legal resident of the Frazee/Vergas, Perham/Dent, Pelican Rapids or Detroit Lakes School Districts, or have close personal ties with the community of Vergas.

Girls who have reached their 12th birthday by September 1, 2009 and have not turned 16 by September 1, 2009, are encouraged to run for the title of Princess Altona. The first 10 applications and registration fees received will be eligible. The Princess Altona entry fee is $25. Contestants must meet the same resident requirements as Miss Vergas contestants.

Application deadline is Tuesday, June 30.

More information and applications can be obtained by visiting gasRoyalty or calling Shelley Bunkowske, Miss Vergas Director or Melissa Bunkowske, Princess Altona Director at 218-342-3900.