OWOSSO — Applications are now available for eligible women or girls seeking the title of Miss Curwood Festival or Curwood Princess 2018.

The Miss Curwood Festival queen and princess pageant will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 10 at D’Mar Banquet and Conference Center, 1488 N. M-52.

The queen’s pageant is open to young women who have never been married, are residents of Shiawassee County, and are 17 to 23. Princess candidates must either 8 or 9.

All four winners have the primary responsibility of serving as royalty for the 41st Annual Curwood Festival, which will be held June 7-10 in downtown Owosso.

Candidates for both titles will be judged on their communication skills, personalities, intelligence, poise, and overall enthusiasm for the Curwood Festival and our community. Judging will include interviews as well as on-stage questions for both groups. There is no talent or swimsuit portion for either title.

Miss Curwood Festival and the court member receive scholarships to the college of their choice at the conclusion of their reign.

All candidates for both titles will receive a gift bag with items contributed by local sponsors.

Applications can be obtained by emailing Sarah at mgobluegrad@hotmail.com (queen) or Jamie at msujaz@hotmail.com (princess), on the festival website at curwoodfestival.com, or at the Curwood Festival office at the corner of Water and Washington Street.

All applications must be postmarked by Jan. 18. For more information, call Sarah at (517) 282-9948, Debbie at (989) 723-5055 or Jamie at (989) 277-1411.

Tickets for the pageant are $10 at the door, $5 for children under 13, and children that will be seated on a lap are free.

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