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Miss Farmington candidates are still needed

Miss Farmington pageant organizers are looking for a few good young women.

So far, six teens have registered to compete for the annual Miss Farmington crown, but pageant organizer Cindy Muller would like to see a few more applications before the deadline.

The pageant is not a contest to see who can sell the most Dew Days 2010 buttons. Nor is it a beauty pageant.

"It's to promote the girls to become ambassadors for the Farmington area," Muller said.

It probably doesn't hurt that that Miss Farmington will receive a $1,500 scholarship, and that the first and second princesses both earn $500 scholarships.

As part of the pageant, the young ladies will have to participate in a group dance performance, a talent performance and a fashion show. They're also required to do a platform presentation, as well as an interview with the judges. And, of course, there's the June 16 coronation.

Miss Farmington and her court will be asked to make several appearances during the June 16-20 Dew Days celebration. They're also invited to ride in several parades in neighboring communities during the summer.

"The girls have a lot of fun with this," Muller said. "They make new friends and become involved in the community."

Interested young ladies must be 17-19 years of age, and must either live in Farmington or attend the Farmington school district. The pageant will be held Wednesday, June 16, 7 p.m., in the Boeckman Middle School auditorium.

The application deadline, originally April 5, has been extended to April 12. Applications are available at Farmington City Hall, Farmington High School or on the city's web site, For more information, contact Cindy Muller at 651-280-6803.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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