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Popcorn Pageants Informational Meetings Set

MARION, OH – The 2014 Marion Popcorn Festival royalty will be chosen in the coming weeks; and a series of informational meetings has been set for this Sunday, June 29, for anyone interested in participating in the Little Wee Pop, Wee Pop, Teeny Pop, and Teen Popcorn pageants.  Parents of contestants are encouraged to attend, as well.  The Miss Marion Popcorn Festival and Ms Marion Popcorn Festival pageant information is available online.  All Marion Popcorn Festival pageants are open to contestants who live, work or go to school in Marion, Crawford, Delaware, Hardin, Morrow, Union, or Wyandot counties. 

 

The 2014 royalty will receive prize packages, be highlighted on the Festival’s main stage, take part in the Orville Redenbacher Parade, and represent the Marion Popcorn Festival at local and statewide events throughout the coming year.  An overview follows:

 

Little Wee Pop Pageant

Pageant date & time:                 Saturday, August 2, 9:30 a.m.

Location:                                  River Valley High School

Contestant eligibility:     boys and girls, aged 0 – 23 months

Competition requirements:         formalwear and photogenic

Deadline to enter:                      July 19, 2014

Contact:                                   Jamie Williams 740-244-1961, jamiewilliams770@gmail.com

Informational meeting time:        Sunday, June 29, 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Wee Pop Pageant

Pageant date & time:                 Saturday, August 2, 11:30 a.m.

Location:                                  River Valley High School

Contestant eligibility:     boys and girls, aged 2 – 5

Competition requirements:         formalwear, and costume & swimwear with a popcorn theme

Deadline to enter:                      July 19, 2014

Contact:                                   Linda Candel (740) 225-3147, weepoppageant@gmail.com

Informational meeting time:        Sunday, June 29, 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Miss Teeny Pop Pageant

Pageant date & time:                 Saturday, August 16, 9:30 a.m.

Location:                                  River Valley High School

Contestant eligibility:     girls, aged 6 – 12

Competition requirements:         formalwear, talent, and commercial regarding the Festival

Deadline to enter:                      August 1, 2014

Contact:                                   Morgan Schwartz (740) 341-8266, missteenypoppageant@yahoo.com

Informational meeting time:        Sunday, June 29, 2:30 p.m.

 

 

Miss Teen Scholarship Pageant

Pageant date & time:                 Saturday, August 16, 7:00 p.m.

Location:                                  River Valley High School

Contestant eligibility:     women, aged 13 through senior in high school

Competition requirements:         eveningwear, talent, onstage questions, and anything popcorn

Deadline to enter:                      August 2, 2014

Contact:                                   Kay Gwinner, (740) 382-6560, postalkay@roadrunner.com

Informational meeting time:        Sunday, June 29, 1:00 p.m.

 

 

Miss Marion Popcorn Festival Scholarship Pageant

Pageant date & time:                 Saturday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.

Location:                                  River Valley High School

Contestant eligibility:     women, high school graduate to 24

Competition requirements:         eveningwear, talent, interview, onstage questions, and popcorn wear

Deadline to enter:                      July 7, 2014

Contact:                                   Lynn Jamison (614) 205-9349, lynn.jamison@experis.com

Informational meeting time:        none … contact Lynn with questions

 

 

Ms Marion Popcorn Festival

Pageant date & time:                 Saturday, August 2, 7:00 p.m.

Location:                                  River Valley High School

Contestant eligibility:     women, aged 25 and up

Competition requirements:         eveningwear, interview, onstage questions, and popcorn wear

Deadline to enter:                      July 7, 2014

Contact:                                   Lynn Jamison (614) 205-9349, lynn.jamison@experis.com

Informational meeting time:        none … contact Lynn with questions

 

 

There is a fee to enter each pageant, and complete information with entry forms can be found on the Festival’s web site at www.popcornfestival.com.  There is also a separate photogenic contest associated with many of the pageants.  Entry in the photogenic contest is not contingent upon entering the associated pageant, and the results of one portion do not affect the other part of the pageant except as part of the Little Wee Pop.

 

Currently celebrating its 34th year, the Marion Popcorn Festival is the largest popcorn festival in the world with an annual attendance estimated in excess of 250,000 over the three-day festival.  Other events include a popcorn cooking contest, a fine art show, crafts, Popcorn 5000 5K run, Popcorn 100 bike tour, a community showcase stage, and more.

 

Main stage entertainment for 2014 includes Panama:  the Van Halen Tribute Band on Thursday, September 4; country star Craig Morgan on Friday, September 5; and classic rock band Night Ranger on Saturday, September 6.  For more information on the full slate of activities, or if you are interested in obtaining Kernel Seats for the entertainment, visit www.popcornfestival.com or call 740-387-FEST.  The Marion Popcorn Festival is sponsored in part by the City of Marion.

 

 

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