Chamber also seeks prince, princess contestants 

EVART — To represent a community is a big responsibility, and the Evart Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for at least three young women to compete for the Miss Evart 2015 title during this year's pageant.

The annual event is expected to begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 27, in the Evart Middle School gymnasium. Girls willing to participate must be in high school and live in Evart.

Event organizer Jan Booher believes participating is a great way to boost a resume or become more socially adept.

"That's why I started this — to build confidence in these girls," she said. "There's no reason it can't be fun."

Those competing for the Miss Evart title will participate in four categories including talent, casual wear, a personal interview and public speaking/formal wear.

"The talent portion isn't like Miss America," Booher said. "It can be anything, like even reading a poem."

The competition for Evart prince and princess will take place that same evening, judged in the same categories as those vying for Miss Evart. At least four boys and four girls from kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to compete.

A panel of about five judges will score each contestant, with the final scores revealing the winners.

The newly crowned Miss Evart will receive $500 and be responsible for representing Evart in local activities. The prince and princess will receive $100 each.

Participants have until Friday, March 20, to register to compete.

"It's such an opportunity," Booher said. "Even if you're bashful, it can be such a beneficial part of your life."

For more information about the pageant or to get an information packet, call Jan Booher at (231) 734-6585.