In conjunction with fundraising efforts to help with expenses in Brock Yeater's battle with leukemia, a beauty pageant has been scheduled for June 9 at Tyler Consolidated High School. Brock is the son of Kevin and Laura Yeater and is currently receiving treatment at WVU Children's Hospital in Morgantown.
The Mountaineer Pageant will feature the following categories: Baby Miss (0-11 months); Tiny Miss (1-3 years); Little Miss (4-6 years); Young Miss (7-9 years); and Junior Miss (10-12 years).
These contestants will compete in blue and gold wear. Anything goes, but this is not a glitz pageant. Organizers prefer Sunday Best attire. Cost to enter is $35 and sibling discounts are offered. Each contestant in the listed categories will receive a crown, sash, and certificate. Winners will receive a beautiful crown, sash, trophy, and prize package.
Other entrant categories in the pageant include Teen (13-15); Queen (16-21); Ms. (22 and up) and Mrs. (18 and up). Attire for these divisions will be interview outfit (something dressy), fan wear (WVU shirt, blue jean shorts or pants, and white shoes), and evening gown (contestant's choice of style and color).
Cost to enter is $45. Each contestant will receive a beautiful gift and winners will receive a crown, sash, plaque and amazing prize package. An award will also be presented to Miss Congeniality.
A photographic competition is also scheduled: cost is $5 per picture to enter on the day of the pageant. A competition for Fan Favorite will be held at $1 per vote. Overall awards will be given for Best Dressed, Best Smile, Best Personality, and Most Beautiful. Cost is one for $10 or all for $20. Each winner will be awarded a sash and trophy.
Brock's Angel of Hope title will be given to the contestant who raises the most money for Brock's Battle. Contestants may hold bake sales, yard sales, a car wash, ask family, friends, and businesses for donations, and sell good luck wishes ($1 each) to raise money.
All money raised for the fundraiser, including the good luck wishes, will be collected the day of the pageant during contestant registration. Registration is from 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Please make checks for the pageant fee payable to Melissa Smith. All checks donated for the event, make payable to Brock's Battle.
For more information and to obtain a good luck wish form call 304-771-5359.