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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Email Sent to all Registered Contestants

Dr. Ellie and I are so excited for this year’s pageant!!! We cannot believe that Dr. Ellie’s little idea of bringing pageantry to a festival above the Mason Dixon line would become so popular so quickly! Our goal is for every single contestant to have fun and enjoy Punkin Chunkin in a unique way!



After the pageant, we really encourage you to wear your crown and sash while walking around! I have seen people want to get photos with contestants/runners-up/queens every year because of those crowns/sashes. So please wear them and enjoy!!!!!!



Here are some final details for everyone to remember.



Weather

I read that it is a low of 40 and a high of 60. Dress appropriately according to the weather. We want everyone to have fun….and we can’t do that if we are freezing cold.





Morning Pageant

Arrival Time – 10AM

I think I returned almost every “script” email, so the only thing to do when you arrive is to check in. We will ask that the three different divisions wait backstage after check-in because the pageant does move so quickly. For the morning pageant, one chaperone can remain backstage with each contestant if your child feels more comfortable that way. Also, any parent that wishes to help keep the kids in groups is greatly appreciated ;-)



Afternoon Pageant

Arrival Time – 12:15PM

I think I returned almost every “script” email, so the only thing to do when you arrive is to check in. We will ask that the four different divisions wait backstage after check-in because the pageant does move so quickly.



How does this pageant work:

1) You arrive, check-in, and wait for the pageant to start.

2) You will be lined up before the pageant starts by pageant volunteers (Ja’Lexis, Dr. Ellie, Me, and/or some others)

3) When called to the stage, each contestant will go directly to the microphone to do her speech. After her speech, she will do her beauty walk, which consists of walking the length of the stage from one side to the other. It does not matter which side you start or end on. I suggest stopping at each side of the stage and at the center of stage. Beauty walk should be something like this:

a. LEFT SIDE OF STAGE – stop, pause while looking and SMILING at the judges / audience / family / friends; after about 3-5 seconds, slowly walk to

b. CENTER STAGE – stop, pause while looking and SMILING at the judges / audience / family / friends; after about 3-5 seconds, slowly walk to

c. RIGHT SIDE OF STAGE – stop, pause while looking and SMILING at the judges / audience / family / friends; after about 3-5 seconds, slowly exit the stage

(you can reverse the left and right side – seriously – it doesn’t matter)

4) After exiting the stage, please wait with your age division.

5) After everyone competes, any outgoing queens that attend will be interviewed on stage. Also, visiting royalty in the audience will be invited to the stage to quickly introduce themselves (if you have a pageant queen in your family, bring them along and make it an appearance!).

6) After outgoing queens and visiting royalty, awards will start. Each age division will be called to the stage for awards.

7) Please group together on the stage after receiving your awards so that we can get a good photo of each age division on the stage.

8) Please, please, please, please stay after the pageant. I would really, really, really LOVE to get photos of every single age division in their crowns/sashes with Dr. Ellie and I. Dr. Ellie and I spend a lot of our time volunteering to produce this pageant, it means a lot to us to have beautiful photographic memories.

9) Practice Time – due to the shortness of this pageant, there really isn’t time to practice on the stage beforehand. Opening ceremonies for the Chunk begin at 10AM. During those opening ceremonies, we will be checking in contestants and lining every up for competition.

10) Every contestant is judged exactly the same. We have one contestant this year that will require some extra assistance to ensure that she can effectively participate. Please be aware of this if you notice anything different.



For pageant advice, see the blog post:

http://punkinchunkinpageant.blogspot.com/2011/10/pageant-advice-i-gave-parent.html