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2012 Mandan Rodeo Queen, Princess application deadline June 20

The Miss Rodeo Mandan Pageant Committee is continuing to accept queen and princess contestant applications through June 20. The queen and princess serve as ambassadors for the Mandan Rodeo Days, the community and the sport of rodeo.

Contestants in both divisions need to be available July 1-4 for participation in pageant competition and rodeo activities. Contestants are judged on horsemanship, speech, personal interview, appearance and modeling.

A pageant luncheon will be held July 2 at noon at the Seven Seas Inn and will feature princess and queen contestant speeches, modeling and impromptu questions. The luncheon is sponsored by Leggette, Brashears, and Graham. Advance tickets may be purchased by contacting Pageant Coordinator Pierette Johnson, phone 527-4324, e-mail mandanpageant@hotmail.com. The cost is $15 in advance of June 27 or $17 at the door.

Horsemanship competition will be held July 3 at 10 a.m. at the rodeo arena at Dacotah Centennial Park. The activity is free and open to the public.

Among the many prizes are trophy saddles sponsored by Express Yourself Salon and Spa, Mandan, and Western Unlimited, Bismarck. The queen also receives a Bismarck State College scholarship. A detailed list of prizes is posted at http://www.mandanrodeo.com.

Miss Rodeo Mandan contestants must be residents of the state and between the ages of 17-23 as of Dec. 31, 2012. The queen will have the opportunity to compete in the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant in 2013. Princess contestants must be between the ages of 8-12 as of July 1 and be from Mandan or within an approximate 125-mile radius.

Complete rules and entry forms are downloadable at http://www.mandanrodeo.com or by contacting Pierette Johnson of the Mandan Rodeo Pageant Committee at 701-527-4324 or mandanpageant@hotmail.com.

New royalty will be crowned preceding the July 4 rodeo performance by 2012 Miss Rodeo Mandan Stacy Jangula of Bismarck and Miss Rodeo Mandan Princess Haley Sailer of Hazen. Mandan Rodeo Days is celebrating its 133rd anniversary in 2012.

– Mandan Rodeo