Many young women will be competing this year in Shelby County’s Annual Junior Miss and Miss Shelby County Pageants. The pageants will be on July 8th starting at 6 p.m. with the Junior Miss Shelby County pageant, followed by the Miss Shelby County pageant at 8 p.m. The pageants will be held at Shelby Christian Church in Shelbyville.
Sara Long is the director of the Shelby County pageants. She says both age groups will compete in some competitions that will account for the majority of the score.
Long says the Junior Miss contestants will give a short introduction of themselves, along with other competitions solely for their age group.
Long says the older young women will then compete in other competitions the public will be more familiar with.
Admission to the pageants will be $5 for adults, $3 for children age 5-12, and kids 4 and under are free. The current state queen will also be in attendance for the Shelby County pageants.