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 - Jo o- The annual Miss Bluebonnet Pageant, which...
Jo o- The annual Miss Bluebonnet Pageant, which is to be a preliminary preliminary to the Miss Texas Pageant, will be held November 1 at Mary Hard In - Baylor College, College, Belton. Twenty - seven students students will compete for the coveted coveted Miss Bluebonnet title. The pageant will be held in Presser Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Miss Carolyn Asher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Asher, of Mexia has been chosen as one of the four candidates -at - large by President Tanner and a committee committee of faculty members. Candidates other than Miss Asher Asher are Miss Sharon Crane, Miss Debbie Dietreil and Miss Sharon Weatherford. Miss Asher is being being sponsored by American Printing Printing Company. Bill Elliott will serve as Master Master of Ceremonies for this annual pageant with franchise being awarded Mary Hardin - Bailor pageant by Don Magness, executive executive director of Miss Texas Pageant. As a Miss Texas - American preliminary, the Miss Bluebon- nett Peageant must include talent, swimsuit and evening gown competition. competition. The top ten selected will be presented on November 1. "In producing this peagent it is my primary purpose to serve the community," said Pat Holcomb, executive director. "It is my intention intention to contribute to the social and cultural development of the community, that will bring the public's attention to the beautiful and intellectually talented college women. The annual scholarship program offered at the State pageant will contribute to the ed- ucational opportunities of a young woman." Several organizations are cooperating cooperating with the pageant such as the Belton High School Band under the direction of Richard Crane; Tom Dyers in Temple, who will furnish 26 aqua - blue swimsuits, swimsuits, white fabric shoes will be furnished by Payless Shoe Company and Welder of Comal Cotton furnished the pageant with blue velvet material trimmed in white fur which will serve as the Queen's royal robe. "We Are Tomorrow" is the pagenat theme with the format placing evening gown competition first with the swimsuit following and ending with the talent competition. competition. Each contestant is allowed allowed a maximum of three minutes for a talent presentation. The Miss Bluebonnet will receive receive a scholarship trophy and several other items. Trophies will be presented to the fourth, third, second and first runners- up. The contestants will select among themselves a Miss Congeniality. Congeniality. Mr. and Mrs. Larry Wadleand children of Houston are visiting during the Homecoming weekend with their parents, Mrs. Lawrence Lawrence Wadle and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Lively. Mrs. Jane Reece of Dallas and Miss Virginia Lee of Waco are visiting Virginia's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry C. Lee.

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  1. The Mexia Daily News,
  2. 27 Oct 1969, Mon,
  3. Page 3

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