60th Miss Snake Charmer Pageant Announces Increased Scholarship Amounts for Winners

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The 60th annual Sweetwater Jaycees Miss Snake Charmer Scholarship Pageant is a time where young ladies from throughout the Big Country come together to compete for scholarship money. The annual pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, at the Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium.
The pageant is open to all girls between the ages of 16-19 who live within a 60 mile radius of Sweetwater. A total of $5,000 will be awarded to the winners; $2,500 will be awarded to Miss Snake Charmer while $1,000 will be presented to the first runner-up. The second runner-up will receive $800 and the talent competition winner will receive $700.
Applications are currently available at local high schools or by contacting Laura Gilbert at 338-2713.The deadline to enter the pageant is Feb. 17th. The competitions will include talent, evening gown and casual wear this year. Prior to the pageant, contestants will be involved in several events and practices. Beginning Friday, Feb. 22, the contestants will be part of the annual media day.
During the pageant, Sweetwater High School Senior Cyera Pieper, daughter of Melanie Ray, Rick Wilson, and Britt Pieper, will turn the title over to the new 2019 Miss Snake Charmer.