Tradition Continues With Historic Pageant To Be Held On September 15th
Bristol, CT., August 21, 2017 – The Mum Festival Committee, in keeping with this year’s theme of “Home is Where the Heart Is,” is so very proud and excited to announce that the popular Miss Mum Pageant will once again be a highlight of this year’s Mum Festival.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2017 Miss Chrysanthemum Pageant. A cornerstone tradition of the Mum Festival, the pageant will take place on Friday, September 15th, 7:00 p.m. at Chippens Hill Middle School.
“The Mum Festival is proud to be partnering with the Nutmeg Performing Arts Center under the direction of Jessica Leopizzo who will be directing and producing the event”, said Maria Salice, Mum Festival Arts and Entertainment Chair. “In keeping with our theme of “Home is Where the Heart Is” this year’s emcees will be Bristol’s own Grace Gagnon, Miss Chrysanthemum 2012, and well-known performer, Allen Stone.”
The pageant is open to all Bristol, Forestville, Terryville and Plymouth young ladies. New this year there will be four divisions: Miss Mum (for high school students), Junior Miss Mum (for middle school students), Miss Mum Mini (for 4th and 5th graders) and Petite Miss Mum (for Kindergarten through 3rd graders).
Contestants will be judged by local judges based on three on-stage appearances, and for Miss Mum an essay on the topic of “Vision for the City of Bristol”.
“The Miss Mum Pageant is truly a celebration of the young ladies and future leaders in our community”, added Jack Ferraro, Mum Festival Chairman. “Working with our friends at Nutmeg Performing Arts we were thrilled to be able to bring Pageant back last year after a four year hiatus and have it be such a big success. This year under Jessica’s direction we are looking forward to continuing the tradition with another great event.”
Applications are now available on the Miss Mum website:
For more information on the 2017 Mum Festival & Parade please visit: www.bristolmumfestival.com.
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