Pageant contestants being sought

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The 20th annual Mercer County Fair Queen, Junior Miss and Little Miss pageants are in the works for Tuesday, July 12, 2011. Joni Caldwell, pageant director, is taking applications for contestants through June 1.

Queen contestants are ages 16 - 21. Junior Miss contestants are ages 11-13 and Little Miss contestants are ages 5-7. All contestants must be residents of Mercer County, except that Queen contestants can live outside the county, as long as they are a student at either Alexis, Rockridge, Mercer County or Sherrard high school.

Applicants can fill out the form on line at Any questions can be answered by the pageant director at 596-2292. Mail completed applications to Joni Caldwell, 902 18th St., Viola IL 61486, or send by email to