Pekin Fourth queen candidate rules

Pekin Fourth seeks queen candidates

The following are rules and regulations for Pekin’s 4th of July Queen Contest:

1. Entries will be accepted until Friday, May 29, 2020.

2. Any single girl of high school age, this includes anyone entering 9th grade or from the graduating class of 2020.

3. Contestants can be from any locality.

4. Previous 4th of July queens are not eligible.

5. Contestant must not be married, or have had an annulled marriage, and will not be allowed to be married during her reign as queen.

6. The contestant can not be a mother, or become a mother, during any point of the contest or during her reign as queen.

7. The contestant must have a sponsor – any business or person can be a sponsor. Each sponsor is required to pay an entry fee of $60. The check or money order should be made out to the Pekin Community Betterment Organization. NO REFUNDS will be given in the event the contestant drops out after the deadline of Friday, May 29. Entry fee must be turned in with registration form.

8. All the contestants will be responsible for their own transportation during the parade, either in a car or truck/float. This will be judged separately. No one may ride with you. No one can walk beside your float. Your vehicle must have a poster board/sign on driver and passenger door with your name and sponsor name on it. You do not need to sign up for the parade.

9. Each contestant will be required to wear an appropriate full length formal during the contest, but will be able to choose her own attire during the parade with the approval of the queen coordinator.

10. Contestant and an adult will be required to attend the first meeting Friday, May 29, at 6 p.m. Location will be announced at the meeting. PICTURES WILL BE TAKEN FOR PROGRAM.

11. Contestants will be required to be at the parade line-up 1-1/2 hours prior to the start of the parade. (8:30 a.m. line-up at Eastern High School)

12. The Pekin Community Betterment Organization reserves the right to reject and exclude any entrant for immoral or improper behavior as they see fit.

13. After winning, the queen will conduct herself in a manner that upholds the most respect for herself, the community, and the role she is representing at all times. She will understand that she will be held to a high standard of moral and proper behavior as the Betterment Organization sees fit. She will not be involved/participate in any activities that are illegal at any time during her reign as queen. She will not be expelled from school. She may not be involved in any type of social media by liking, commenting or being tagged in anything that is not in a positive image of the role she is representing. If at any time the Pekin Community Betterment Organization can see or is shown that the queen has not fulfilled her duties by NOT following the rules for proper and moral behavior, as the Betterment Organization sees fit, her title will be revoked and she will no longer represent the Pekin Fourth of July.

14. The queen will be required to help with Shop with a Cop in December, and anything that may arise that would be a benefit to the community and the following 4th activities. During these activities, the queen will dress appropriately for the duties and weather (school or church activities are excused).

15. During activities the queen will not have friends or boyfriend participating. Any extreme facial piercings and visible body tattoos may be required to be removed/covered during contest and duties. Extreme hair styles being a distraction will also be addressed.

16. The queen, if asked to participate in anything other than mentioned above, must contact the pageant coordinator or president of the Betterment Organization and ask permission. If permission is given, the queen will be responsible for securing her own transportation for any parade or event.

17. The crown and sash will be kept at the home of the pageant director. For any events the director will bring it to the events and you will return it after the activity. After you finish your reign you will get your crown and sash to keep.

18. The day of the contest you will be at the park one hour before the contest behind the stage.

19. Each contestant and a parent/guardian must fill out the entry form regardless of contestant’s age, agreeing to all the rules.

Event, dates, and times are subject to change.

Entry form with the entry fee must be sent to: Darlene Hall, PO Box 204, Pekin, IN 47165, postmarked by deadline Friday, May 29, and MUST attend the meeting May 29 at 6 p.m.

Any questions, call 812-967-3227.



Is it possible to buy Pekin's July 4th t-shirts online? I used to have one, but it was lost in a housefire. Thanks!

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