EVART — There sometimes is a second time around.

In early December, planners with the Evart Chamber of Commerce planned for a fine evening of fun and friendly competition as young people from throughout the Evart area came together to vie for the title of Miss Evart.

The annual selection of Miss Evart and the 2012 Snow Prince and Princess was initially scheduled for Friday, Dec. 2, but ...

There seemed to be a lack of interest.

The competition was canceled.

In the meantime, organizers have been approached by a good number of area residents — moms, dads, aunts and uncles — saying they would like to see the contest continue it’s tradition in Evart.

“We were busy ...” “We didn’t know ...” “We weren’t ready ...”

Well, organizers with the Chamber have set a second date - with qualification. If things don’t work out this time around, it could be the end of the road.

The new Miss Evart competition date is set for Friday, Feb. 10. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. in the Evart Middle School auditorium.

Contestants for the Miss Evart crown should be in grade nine through 12. Prince and Princess candidates can be in any grade from kindergarten through grade eight.

Application forms and packets of information can be obtained by visiting committee member Jan Booher at Details Salon in Evart, or by calling 734-6585.

“We are excited to be sponsoring the Miss Evart competition again,” said Booher

“We’ve had interest shown and folks have been in picking up application forms.

“We think it is going to work out this time. We certainly hope so.”

But if it doesn’t?

Well ...

“Folks need to understand this event is sponsored through line item funding by the Chamber of Commerce,” continued Booher.

“If we get everything going once again, and nobody shows up, that may simply be the end of it.”

The winners will be announced and crowned during festivities held on stage at the Sweetheart Dance sponsored by the GFC Evart Women’s Club on Saturday, Feb. 11, in the Community Hall at the fairgrounds.

It’s not too late to get involved or sign up as a contestant.

Don’t miss out.