"Rice queen pageant entries due Sept.18" by: Jessica Shepard

   The deadline for the Rice Festival Queen’s Pageant entries will be Wednesday, Sept. 18. 
   Application packets can be hand-delivered to Shelly Grimes at Bay City High School, Tamara Davant at Tidehaven High School, Mayra Garcia at Palacios High School, Kari Bottke at Van Vleck High School or Ryan Ricks at Lynn C. Grebe & Associates, 2139 Avenue G, Suite 8, in Bay City. 
   All pictures must be taken by Memories by Michelle before Sept. 18.
   “We expect the Pageant will surpass the previous year once again,” said Ricks, event chairman.
   “Scholarships totaling over $5,750 will be awarded.”
   Scholarships will be awarded as follows: 

  •     Queen - $2,250
  •     1st Runner-up - $1,250
  •     2nd Runner-up - $1,000
  •     3rd runner-up - $750
  •     4th Runner-up - $500

   “This is my first time serving as pageant chairman, but I’m looking forward to making this memorable,” said Ricks.
   “My wife Rachel is on hand to help with everything and she even helped pick out this year’s dress.”
   The queen and her court receive plaques and scholarship money.
   Other plaque winners include Miss Congeniality, Best Dress and Most Photogenic.

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