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Mandan Rodeo seeks queen and princess contestants

The Mandan Rodeo Committee is seeking contestants for the Miss Rodeo Mandan queen and princess pageants. The queen and princess serve as ambassadors for Mandan Rodeo Days, the community and sport of rodeo.

Miss Rodeo Mandan contestants must be residents of the state and between the ages of 17 to 23 as of Dec. 31, 2011, to assure eligibility for the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant in 2012. Princess contestants must be between the ages of 8 and 12 as of July 1 and be from Mandan or within an approximate 125-mile-radius.

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.

Complete rules and entry forms are available at or by contacting Pierette Johnson of the Mandan Rodeo Pageant Committee at 701-527-4324 or Entries are due May 20, 2011.

New royalty will be crowned preceding the July 4 rodeo performance by 2011 Miss Rodeo Mandan Casey Johnson and Miss Rodeo Mandan Princess Kelly Knoll. Mandan Rodeo Days is celebrating its 132nd anniversary in 2011.