The deadline for this year's Huckleberry Pageant, which includes titles for girls ranging in age from birth to 24-years-old, will take place on Thursday, June 15.
The 50th Huckleberry pageant, split into two days this year, will take place on Friday, June 23, and Saturday, June 24, both days at Bulldog Arena, in Jay.
On Friday, girls ages birth to 12, will compete for multiple titles including: Baby Miss (0 to 11 months), Toddler Miss (12 to 23 months), Teeny Miss (2 to 3 years), Tiny Miss (4 to 5 years), Little Miss (6 to 7 years), Junior Miss (8 to 9) and Huckleberry Princess (10 to 12).
Doors will open for that pageant at 6 p.m., with the event beginning at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for students.
The following day, on Saturday, June 24, participants will compete for the Miss Huckleberry and Miss Huckleberry's Outstanding Teen, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
This is the second year the pageant will serve as a preliminary event for the Miss Oklahoma pageant.
This year, pageant organizer Brooke Hester said the competition is open to young women who live within a 150 mile radius of Jay, in Oklahoma.
The Miss pageant, ages 18 to 24, along with the teen division, ages 13 to 18, will take place simultaneously, with the pageants alternating after each event. Admission, TBA, will be charged.
Cost to enter the Miss Huckleberry Pageant is $100 - a donation to the Children's Miracle Network, the official charity of the Miss America Organization. The Teen pageant costs $100 per person, and those proceeds help offset the cost of the pageant. It costs $60 per person for the younger pageants on Friday.
This is the third year that Hester has coordinated the pageant. She spent much of last week with last year's winners, Miss Huckleberry 2016 Danielle Sims and Miss Huckleberry's Outstanding Teen Mackenzey Horst, at the 2017 Miss Oklahoma Pageant.
During the week, Simms won $10,750 in scholarships, while Horst won $350. Both girls will be on hand next weekend, to help crown the newest titleholders.
"Our girls did awesome," Hester said, of the two girls showing at the state competition.
During the Miss Huckleberry and Miss Huckleberry's Outstanding teen competition, contestants compete in an interview, an on stage question, wear an evening gown and present a talent of their choosing. Teens compete in a fitness wear category while the Miss division has a swimsuit category.
All entries must be received on Thursday, June 15. Persons interested may contact Hester at at 918-964-1618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.