Sign up for Mardi Gras Queen Pageant in Pinckneyville, IL - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Sign up for Mardi Gras Queen Pageant in Pinckneyville, IL

PINCKNEYVILLE, IL (KFVS) -

The Pinckneyville Chamber of Commerce is inviting women between the ages of 16 and 22 years old to compete in the Mardi Gras Queen Pageant.

The deadline to enter is September 5.

Entrants must be single, never married or divorced.

Each girl must have a sponsor and pay a $150 sponsorship fee.

Contestants will be competing for $2400 in scholarships. They'll be judged on stage appearance, interview, evening gown and swimsuit competition.

The queen reigns over the Mardi Gras Festival and makes other appearances for the community.

Queen contestants will meet September 5 at 10 a.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church.

The new queen will be announced at the 93rd annual Mardi Gras Queen's Pageant in Pinckneyville on October 17.

If you have questions call 618-357-3243 or email: pvillechamber.execdirector@gmail.com.

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