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					East Bethel Scholarship Pageant




     Candidate Handbook 2011

 Ambassadors gain self confidence through experience and knowledge
in public speaking, interviewing and etiquette. We strive to encourage
 community involvement, volunteerism, commitment, confidence and
 positive self-image for the girls and young women of East Bethel and
                          the surrounding area.


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East Bethel Scholarship Pageant
Candidate Handbook 2011

Table of Contents

Welcome to our program                    3
Program Information
     Program and Leadership               4
     Pageant History                      5
Candidacy
     Candidate Eligibility                5
     Judging                              6
     Selection Criteria                   7-8
     Sponsorship Information              9
     Candidacy Events and Attendance      10-11
     Outfit Requirements/guidelines       12-13
     Fundraisers                          13-14
     Required Candidacy Forms/Paperwork   14
     Awards/Recognition                   15-16
Royalty
     Being Royalty                        17-18


Appendix A: Contact Information           19
Appendix B: Event Information             21-34




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Hello Candidates and Families!

We have exciting events planned for our candidates this year, featuring a variety of activities
including volunteer service opportunities, parades, community involvement activities, rehearsals, a
variety of fundraising activities, our coronation and more. It is amazing how close the candidates
all become in this relatively short period of time, and how much fun each of them have!

Our volunteer run, non-profit program helps to teach girls and young women skills that they will
need in the future. Throughout the candidacy process, the participants will gain self-confidence
through experience and knowledge in public speaking, interviewing, and etiquette. These are skills
that will be beneficial long after the candidate process is over. Through our program we strive to
encourage community involvement, volunteerism, commitment, confidence and positive self-image
for the girls and young women in East Bethel and the surrounding area.


The East Bethel Scholarship Pageant has a rich history dating back to 1979, filled with fun and
memorable years that were shared among all of our past candidates and royalty. We pride ourselves
on the fact that many of our former royalty maintain contact with the pageant. Several of them
continue to volunteer with the program. We believe all of these factors indicate the quality of our
program. We are excited to welcome you into this tradition, and look forward to enjoying a
wonderful candidate program.

This candidacy handbook is not meant to be overwhelming. It was developed as a tool for
candidates and families to use to answer common questions and find information on candidacy and
the East Bethel Scholarship Program in one place.

We are always open to feedback and suggestions regarding our candidacy and/or royalty
experience, so please feel free to contact us with any ideas, questions or concerns.




Sincerely,




Kellie Hallstrom                                    Erika Rucks
Candidacy Coordinator                               Candidacy Coordinator
(Miss East Bethel 2004-2005)                        (Miss East Bethel 2000-2001)




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Program Information
The East Bethel Scholarship Program is a non-profit, volunteer run, incorporated organization. The
program is managed by a volunteer committee lead by a Board of Directors. The East Bethel
Pageant Committee conducts monthly meetings that are open to the public on the fourth Tuesday of
every month (exception of December). The meetings take place at the East Bethel City Hall from
6:30pm-8:30pm.


East Bethel Scholarship Pageant Committee

The committee is an open group, and is continuously looking for new members who would like to
volunteer their talents to the program. There are no requirements for becoming a committee
member: former royalty, former candidate, candidate or royalty parent/family member, or any other
community member is welcome to join! Royalty may become members of the committee after
successfully completing their reign, but must wait one calendar year from that date to participate as
event chaperones.

Committee Board of Directors

The committee Board of Directors consists of nine elected positions: President, Vice-President,
Secretary, Treasurer, and five board members. The Board member terms are 3 years in length and
are staggered, so that there is an election occurring annually.

Committee Board of Directors

President: Erika Rucks
Vice President: Kellie Hallstrom
Treasurer: Bobbie Meyenburg
Secretary: Becky Odella
Board Member: Doug Meyenburg
Board Member: Jessica Paul
Board Member: John Odella
Board Member: Jerrica Gorr
Board Member: Steve Russell




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Program History

The East Bethel Scholarship Program began in 1979 and has been selecting a Miss East Bethel and
Princess since that time. The Little Miss division was added in 2001 and most recently the Junior
Princess division added in 2011. A many of the members of our former royalty continue to maintain
contact with the pageant through our East Bethel Past Royalty group. Also, the majority of the program
volunteers and committee members are former royalty or family members of former royalty. The East
Bethel Scholarship Program definitely becomes a family affair!

The program has a very long-standing relationship with the Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes
Pageant and has been sending a representative each year, since the beginning. We have been honored to
have two former Queens go on to become crowned at that pageant: 1986-1987 Miss East Bethel, Kerri
Heckenlaible Johnson was crowned the 1988 Aquatennial Princess; and 1995-1996 Miss East Bethel
Bethany Hibbard Youssef , was crowned the 1996 Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes.

We have also had many former royalty compete in other pageants after completing their reigns. Some of
the additional pageant competition experience includes: the Miss Minnesota USA Pageant, the St. Paul
Winter Carnival Pageant, the Miss Coon Rapids Pageant, Miss Iowa America Pageant and other local area
pageants. Some of the subsequent pageant titles won include: The 2001-2002 East Bethel Princess,
Jessica Evenson Paul was crowned the 2006 St. Paul Winter Carnival South Wind Princess; the 2005-
2006 East Bethel Princess Steffani Tollefson Nolte was crowned the 2009 Miss Davenport, Iowa.

Candidate Eligibility
There are three different age levels for East Bethel Scholarship Pageant Candidates and Royalty. They
are: Miss, Junior Princess and Little Miss. The candidate eligibility requirements are as follows:


  Miss East Bethel and Princess:
      1) Be a female age 16-21 years old by 7/1/11
      2) Currently attending or a graduate of St. Francis, Andover or Forest Lake School District area school
         and/or lives or works in East Bethel.
      3) Never have been married or pregnant
      4) Cannot currently co-habitate with a significant other
      5) Submission of candidate application and $25 candidacy fee

  East Bethel Junior Princess:
      1) Be a female 11-13 years old by 7/1/11
      2) Currently attending St. Francis, Andover or Forest Lake School District area school and/or live in
         East Bethel.
      3) Never have been pregnant
      4) Submission of candidate application and $25 candidacy fee

  East Bethel Little Miss qualifications:
      1) Be a female 6-8 years old on 7/1/11
      2) Live in East Bethel and/or attend ISD #15 area school
      3) Submission of candidate application and $25 candidacy fee



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Judging
The Committee selects three judges during the Winter/Spring prior to the pageant. Great effort is
put into selecting judges from each of the following categories: Two judges with
experience/involvement in another local pageant organization, and one judge with
experience/involvement in the Minneapolis Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes Organization.

The identity of the judges will not be openly discussed with the current royalty or candidates prior
to the candidate interviews. The majority of the judging occurs at the individual candidate
interviews and during the coronation. The judges are invited to all public candidate events and
judging can also occur at any of these candidate events (even before the candidates are aware of
who the judges are). All candidate rehearsals and dress rehearsal are closed events that are not
eligible for judging. (See also “Event Information & Event Schedule” section)

The program does not require a specific judging system for the determination of the new royalty.
The judges are allowed to determine the selection system they would prefer to use and are not
required to inform the pageant committee of their determined selection method. The pageant
representatives only provide them with the attendance information sheet from the candidacy events
and any open behavior issues. Each contact made between judges and pageant representatives is
done in a group setting, to ensure that no inappropriate discussions are taking place. Any other
attempts from pageant volunteers, committee members and/or current royalty to be involved or
influence the judging or outcome of the selection is a direct violation of our Code of Conduct and
should be reported to a pageant committee board member.

Each year, the judges are asked select one candidate for each of the open royalty positions, as well
as two alternates for each age division.




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Selection Criteria

A detailed list of the judging and selection criteria that is presented to the judges, for each age
division, is included below.

The Miss, Princess and Junior Princess selection criteria:
(This criteria is in accordance with the Minneapolis Aquatennial qualifications)

    1) Acceptance of duties and responsibilities; the candidate will be asked to verify willingness to accept
       the role and responsibilities

    2) Appearance: The candidate’s outward appearance has no bearing on the selection process. It IS
       expected, however, that the candidate’s actions throughout candidacy be professional and
       characteristic of how she would represent the city of East Bethel.

    3) Communication Skills: The candidate should be articulate and possess interpersonal and public
       speaking skills.

    4) Community Skills: Community participation, spirit and pride are definite considerations in the
       judging process.

    5) Education: Educational accomplishments and extracurricular activities of the candidate will be
       considered.

    6) Personality: The personality of the candidate should reflect sound qualities of mind and character.
       The candidate’s actions, personality, character and overall personality will be assessed in the
       consideration of the East Bethel Royalty. Professionalism, kindness, and wholesomeness are
       characteristics among the judging criteria. She should project friendliness with proper restraint. She
       must be able to handle herself with confidence and decorum in any situation.

    7) Poise: Poise is determined in which the candidate conducts herself with others her age and the
       general public. She should be pleasant and friendly.

    8) Authenticity: Authenticity is when the candidate is true to her own personality, spirit or character.
       The candidate should be genuine and sincere in her attitude and how she carries herself.

    9) Each candidate must agree that if she is selected as Miss East Bethel, Princess or Junior Princess, she
       will not enter any other contest during her reign (Queen of the Lakes excluded).

    10) The candidate has the option to disqualify herself at any time from selection as Miss East Bethel,
        Princess, or Junior Princess at her own will. Any candidate that disqualifies herself from royalty
        selection MUST complete the candidacy experience through coronation.

    11) The Judges’ decisions are final. Judges do not have to not have to give out information on how they
        came to their decision to anyone (including East Bethel Scholarship Pageant Committee or Board
        members).



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Little Miss judging and selection criteria:

   1) Must be friendly, have a positive attitude and an overall desire to help in our community.

   2) Group Interaction: must be able to get along well with her peers and with the older girls.

   3) Parental interaction: Due to the need for parental involvement with for Little Miss East Bethel,
      parent-child interaction will be considered at candidate events and rehearsals. Parents should be
      supportive of their child’s participation in the pageant and future events if their child is selected.

   4) Authenticity: Authenticity is when the candidate is true to her own personality, spirit or character.
      The candidate should be genuine and sincere in her attitude.

   5) Each parent and candidate must agree that if she is selected as East Bethel Little Miss, she will not
      enter any other contest during her reign.

   6) Each parent and/or candidate has the option to disqualify herself at any time from selection as East
      Bethel Little Miss, at her own will. The parents and/or candidate has the option to continue through
      the candidacy experience and identify to the judges that they would not like the candidate to be
      considered for continuing on as royalty. Any candidate that disqualifies herself from royalty
      selection MUST complete the candidacy experience through coronation.

   7) The Judges’ decisions are final. Judges are not required to give out information on how they came to
      their decision to anyone (including East Bethel Scholarship Pageant Committee and/or Board
      members).




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Sponsor Information

Each candidate must have a sponsor to participate in the candidate program. The sponsor fee is
$150 for Miss candidates, $100 for Junior Princess candidates and $75 for Little Miss candidates.
Each sponsor can deduct this fee as an advertising expense for their business or organization, or as a
charitable donation for an individual.

Each candidate is required to identify and confirm their own sponsor. Many local businesses are
willing to sponsor candidates and have done so since the beginning of the pageant. However,
sponsors do not have to be businesses or organizations in East Bethel. Many candidates choose a
parent/family member’s employer or other business they may frequent in another nearby
community.

Anyone can sponsor a candidate: a local business, a business in another community, a friend or
family member or even more than one person/organization. If more than one person/company is
sponsoring the candidate, one person/company will need to be chosen as the “primary” sponsor for
publicity purposes. For example, if a whole family contributes as the sponsor for a candidate, you
would need to designate on person or one title to represent those sponsors (“Joe Smith” or “The
Smith Family”).

Family members and friends can also act as sponsors for a candidate. You can even be a sponsor
for your own daughter that is a candidate.

It is recommended that Miss candidates approach any potential sponsors in person, to begin to grow
in the area of interacting with local businesses and self-confidence. Junior Princess and Little Miss
candidates should assist or participate in the process of finding their sponsor. If you are having
trouble finding a sponsor, please talk to the candidate coordinators; they can give you suggestions
that may make your search easier and tips/tricks for requesting sponsorship.

Please recognize that sponsorship fees are non-refundable, therefore it is required that each
candidate that confirms a sponsor completes the entire candidacy through the coronation, even if
she decides to remove herself from royalty selection through judge notification.

See separate sponsorship form.




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Candidacy Events and Attendance
This year’s candidacy program includes several events that are designed to help each candidate
learn and grow. The event schedule is developed to give each candidate a wide variety of different
experiences that she may not otherwise have the opportunity to participate in. The main focus of
the East Bethel Scholarship Program is community involvement and volunteer service. There are
other events that are chosen as ways to develop personal traits and skills that will be useful to each
of the candidates in the future: interview skills, personal presentation skills, public speaking skills,
poise, overall confidence and positive self image. All of our events are also chosen as fun ways to
interact with each other and community members and to build an experience that will provide a
lifetime of memories. We use feedback from our candidates every year to help determine the event
plan and calendar for the next candidacy year’s program.

Acceptance of a position as East Bethel Royalty includes a high level of commitment. Therefore,
the attendance at the candidacy events will be tracked by the candidacy coordinators and provided
to the judges. If you will be unable to attend an event, please notify one of the candidacy
coordinators at least 24 hours prior to the event to ensure that it is not recorded as an
“unexcused absence”. In the event of an emergency, please notify a candidacy coordinator as
soon as possible; and the absence will be recorded as such.

See “Event Schedule” section for more detailed information on each event.




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             2011 Candidate Schedule of Events
Monday, June 6th:                                     Wednesday, July 6th:
      7:00pm - All-Candidate Orientation                     6:30pm-8:30pm – All candidates
                   th                                        Drawing Basket items due
Monday, June 13 :
      6:30pm-8:30pm – Rehearsal                       Thursday, July 7th:
      Candidate application and $25 fee due                  6:00pm- Isanti Parade (be at meeting place at
                        th                                   4:00pm)
Wednesday, June 15 :
      6:30pm-8:30pm – Miss and Junior only            Sunday, July 10th:
      Rehearsal                                              1:00pm-2:30pm – Ice Cream Social at Booster
      Image clinic and Bio workshop                          Park (be there by 12:30pm)
Saturday, June 18th:                                         4:00pm – Miss Isanti Coronation (Optional
      10:00am-2:00pm – Car/Bike wash fundraiser              for Junior and Miss)
      at East Bethel Ice Arena                        Monday, July 11th:
Sunday, June 19th:                                           6:30pm-8:30pm – Rehearsal at Arena
      8:00am – Coon Lake Beach Pancake                       All tickets due
      Breakfast (serves 9:00am-12:00pm)               Tuesday, July 12th:
Monday, June 20th:                                           6:00pm – Sponsor Dinner (Miss and Junior
      6:30pm-8:30pm – Rehearsal (and Candidate               Only) (be to location by 5:30pm)
      photographs)                                    Thursday, July 14th:
      All bios due (stage bio and judge packet bio)          6:30pm – Dress Rehearsal at Arena (Bring
      “In the Spotlight” idea and form due (Miss)            ALL clothing/items that you are planning to
Wednesday, June 22th:                                        use for the pageant).
      6:30pm-8:30pm – Miss and Junior only                   Fundraiser Drawing will be held
      Rehearsal                                       Friday, July 15th:
      “In the Spotlight” speech and outfit due               Kiddie Parade at Booster Park (East)
      (Miss)                                                 Movie in the Park (next to EB City Hall)
Monday, June 27th:                                    Saturday, July 16th:
      6:30pm-8:30pm – Rehearsal                              11:00am – EB Booster Days Parade
      Sponsor selection and fee due                          12:00pm - Little Miss Interviews
Wednesday, June 29th:                                        1:30pm – Miss East Bethel Scholarship
      6:30pm-8:30pm –Miss and Junior only                    Pageant at EB Ice Arena
      Rehearsal                                              8:30pm – Fireman’s Dance at Booster Park
Monday, July 4th:                                            (west)
      NO rehearsal (for the holiday)




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Outfit Requirements/Guidelines
Judging is not influenced by the amount of money you spend on your pageant wardrobe. You do not need to
spend a lot of money on outfits for the pageant and one dress/outfit can be used at multiple events. It is
highly recommended by the candidacy coordinators that you borrow outfits from friends, relatives or you can
even ask our volunteers (many of them have a collection of gowns from previous pageants/other events).

Please keep in mind that many of the events are open to the public and you are always representing yourself
and the pageant. Also, the public events may be attended by one or more judges, who will be observing your
outfit choices. Use your best judgment to choose outfits that are respectable and appropriate, to help you put
your “best foot forward”. Again, the candidacy coordinators and pageant volunteers are there to help you,
they can offer advice on clothing choice and identify cost-efficient ways to help each candidate look her best!




Fundraisers
Due to the fact that the East Bethel Scholarship Program us a non-profit volunteer organization, fundraising
is our main source of income to support our scholarships, candidacy program, and royalty events/experience.
This year we will be participating in three main fundraising efforts during candidacy: selling drawing tickets,
an ice cream social and our annual car wash.

Each candidate will be expected to sell drawing tickets throughout the candidacy. Ticket stubs, remaining
tickets and money (all to equal the amount of tickets originally given to the candidate) are required to be
turned in on 7/11/11. The drawing will take place on 7/13/11 and the candidates that sold the winning tickets
will be responsible for distributing prizes for the tickets they sold. The Miss candidate, Junior Princess
candidate and Little Miss candidate who sold the most tickets will receive recognition and an award during
the coronation.

The ice cream social is a relatively new event that candidates have really enjoyed. It will take place on
7/10/11. The cost of the event is $3 per person; your admission cost will include a make-your-own ice cream
sundae and a door prize drawing ticket. Candidates and one representative from each candidate’s sponsor
will be admitted to the event, free of charge. Please invite other family and friends to see the candidates in
action! Each candidate will be introducing themselves and naming her sponsor. Each Miss candidate will
also be presenting her “In the Spotlight” outfit. At the end of the event, there will be a drawing for a door
prize.

The candidacy car/bike wash is an East Bethel Pageant tradition. It will take place on 6/18/11 from
10:00am-2:00pm. Miss and Junior candidates will be expected to participate in the entire event, while Little
Miss candidates will be expected to take a minimum of a 2 hour shift.



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Awards/Recognition
Photos
There are always many photographs taken by pageant representatives throughout candidacy. These
photographs may be posted on our website, used in publications in local newspapers, and/or used in
marketing and promotion of the pageant. This is a way to see your name and photo in print! The committee
will do their best to inform candidates and families of the articles and areas the photos are used so you can
collect them and keep them in your scrapbooks! Any pictures taken in relation to the East Bethel
Scholarship Pageant become the sole property of The East Bethel Scholarship Program and cannot be
reproduced or distributed without the written consent of the Program Board of Directors. There is a waiver
regarding the use of candidacy photographs as part of the required candidacy paperwork (see also “Required
Candidacy Forms/Paperwork” Section).

We have many awards and recognitions at the end of our candidacy experience:

Candidacy Certificate: Each candidate from both age divisions that successfully completes candidacy will receive an
award certificate acknowledging her participation and honoring her achievements and growth throughout the candidacy
experience.

Ticket sales award: The candidate from each age division with the highest number of drawing ticket sales will receive
recognition and an award on stage at coronation.

Most Congenial: All candidates will vote on one person from their age division that is the most helpful, happy and fun
person throughout candidacy to receive the honorable title of “Most Congenial Miss”, “Most Congenial Junior
Princess” and “Most Congenial Little Miss”. The results of the vote will be revealed onstage at the coronation and each
award recipient will be presented with an award.

Most Photogenic: All candidates will have their official candidate photo viewed by the judges and Committee Board
of Directors, who will each vote on the photo they feel tastefully, most effectively and genuinely expresses the
candidate’s personality. This award promotes the positive self-image of each candidate. There will be one Most
Photogenic award for each of the age divisions. The results of the vote will be revealed onstage at the coronation and
each of the award recipients will receive a framed 8x10 print of her candidate photograph.

2011-2012 East Bethel Royalty: This year we will be crowning 1 Miss East Bethel, 1 East Bethel Princess, 1 East
Bethel Junior Princess and 1 East Bethel Little Miss.

Miss East Bethel will receive: Crown, Sash, Plaque, Crown Pin, Name Badge, Cape, pageant polo shirt, scholarship
award, dress allowance, paid entrance to compete in the Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes Pageant, and much more

East Bethel Princess will receive: Crown, Sash, Plaque, Crown Pin, Name Badge, Cape, pageant polo shirt, scholarship
award, dress allowance, and much more

East Bethel Junior Princess will receive: Tiara, Sash, Plaque, Crown Pin, Name Badge, Cape, pageant polo shirt,
savings bond award, dress allowance, and much more

East Bethel Little Miss will receive: Tiara, Sash, Plaque, Crown Pin, Name Badge, pageant polo shirt, savings bond
award, dress allowance, and much more.




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The Miss East Bethel and Princess are seen as equal ambassadors of the City and have the same
crowns, scholarships, event opportunities and attendance requirements. The designation between
the two positions is that the Miss East Bethel will also receive paid entrance to compete at the
Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes Pageant after successfully completing her reign. If the Miss East
Bethel does not meet the age requirements to compete in the Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes
Pageant, she will have the option to receive paid entrance to participate in the Aquatennial Midwest
Queens Program. If the Miss East Bethel does not successfully complete her reign or is not
interested in participating, the Committee Board of Directors reserves the right to offer the
Aquatennial entrance to the Princess. The award of entrance admission to any Aquatennial event is
not eligible to be traded in for additional scholarship award money.


All items awarded to the royalty by the pageant are the property of the East Bethel Scholarship
Pageant until successful completion of the year. The Royalty member must successfully complete
her reign to be eligible to receive any scholarship and/or savings bond awards.




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Being Royalty

We are often asked the question, “What happens if I am chosen?” The answer is an exciting, fun-
filled and busy year lies ahead!

After being crowned, it has been tradition for the new royalty to go out to dinner (candidates,
families and pageant volunteers are also invited to attend). The Little Miss need to have a parent
accompany them to dinner and the evenings events. After dinner they will be escorted to the
Fireman’s Dance, where they will be introducing themselves to the community members for the
first time. They will enjoy an evening of dancing and mingling, ending with the fireworks show.
The new royalty will then be released to their families to try to get some sleep before the exciting
next day. The day after coronation the new royalty will go with chaperones to shop for their
wardrobe.

Typical events that we attend throughout the year include parades, luncheons, coronations, City
celebrations and festivals, local volunteer service events, etc.

Miss East Bethel and the Princess are expected to attend 80% of the events scheduled throughout
the year. The East Bethel Junior Princess and Little Miss are expected to attend 80% of the
identified scheduled events (including East Bethel Community Events, other local area events and
most parades). The Junior Princess and Little Miss may choose to attend any other scheduled events
(i.e. coronations, out of town events, etc.), but they are considered optional. The Pageant
Committee does understand that our royalty have many activities and priorities to balance, and are
open to allowing a limited amount of excused absences if notified of them at least 24 hours prior to
the event date. If there is an emergency, you will be required to contact the royalty coordinator
and/or chaperone as soon as possible.

When contacting any chaperone, coordinator or volunteer for the pageant, text messaging and email
is unacceptable; you must speak to them in person.

Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to meet many other royalty groups from
surrounding communities. You will make friends and memories that will last a lifetime! You will
also have the opportunity to speak on stage at many events and take part in celebrations for our
surrounding communities. The role of being a city ambassador is considered a leadership role and
can be a great resume builder for college and/or future jobs.

If at any time, a member of the royalty is unable or unwilling to complete her reign, the first
alternate will be selected to complete the year. If the first alternate is not able or willing to
complete the reign, then the second alternate will be selected. If the second alternate is not able or
willing to complete the reign, then the reign will be completed with the remaining royalty. We do
not allow the Committee or the Board of Directors to select alternates; they are chosen by the judges
on coronation night.



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Below is a list of the scheduled events for March-July for the 2010-2011 royalty, to give you an
idea of the exciting and busy year you will experience! Keep in mind that some of these events may
overlap, so there are some days where you will choose which event(s) to attend. The royalty attend
approximately 70 events each year.
MARCH
        13    Maple Lake Parade & Coronation    12:30 lineup
        20    Cedar Creek Carnival              10:15 at the school

APRIL
        05    East Bethel Fire Dept Meeting     7:00-7:30pm
        16    East Bethel Pizza Night           5:15-8:00pm
        17    East Bethel Recycling Days        8:00-12:00pm

MAY
        08    Aquatennial Orientation           8:30-11:00am          Cassie Only
        15    West St. Paul Parade              12:00-2:00pm
        16    W St. Paul Coronation             1:00-3:00pm           Little Miss Opt
        29    Zimmerman Parade                  11:00-1:00pm

JUNE
        03    Spring Lake Park Parade           06:00-8:00pm
        06    Princeton Coronation              06:00-8:00pm          Little Miss Opt
        08    Spring Lake Park Coronation       06:00-8:00pm          Little Miss Opt
        10    Princeton Parade                  06:00-8:00pm
        12    St Francis Parade & Coronation    12:00-5:00pm
        13    Albertville Parade & Coronation   10:00-5:00pm
        16    Foley Parade                      06:00-8:00pm
        17    Tater Daze Parade                 06:00-8:00pm
        18    Cambridge Pageant                 06:30-9:00pm          Little Miss Opt
        19    Car Wash                          10:00-2:00pm
        19    St Louis Park Coronation          7:00-8:30pm           Little Miss Opt
        22    Northeast Mpls Parade             6:00-8:00pm
        24    Fridley 49’ers Parade             06:00-8:00pm
        25    Columbia Heights Parade           06:00-8:00pm
        26    Big Lake Parade & Coronation      10:00-3:00pm
        26    Fridley Coronation                05:00-7:00pm          Little Miss Opt

JULY
        01    Coon Rapids Parade                06:00-8:00pm
        04    Coon Lake Water Parade            02:00-4:00pm
        07    White Bear Ave Parade             06:00-8:00pm
        08    Isanti Parade                     06:00-8:00pm
        10    Andover Parade                    11:00-1:00pm
        11    Waverly Daze Parade
        11    Isanti Coronation                                       Little Miss Opt
        13    Sponsor Dinner                    6:00-9:00pm
        15    Dress Rehearsal                   6:00-9:00
        16    Kiddie Parade                     6:45-8:00pm
        17    Flag Raising City Hall            8:00-8:15am
        17    East Bethel Parade & Lunch        10:00-12:00
        17    East Bethel Coronation            3:00




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Contact Information


Candidacy Contacts

Kellie Hallstrom,
Candidate Coordinator
Vice-President, Board Member
c)763-438-8152
email: kelliem522@hotmail.com


Erika Rucks
Candidate Coordinator
President, Board Member
h) 763-792-4288
c) 612-978-8879
email: erikarucks@gmail.com




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                            East Bethel Scholarship Pageant


                          Candidate Event Information: Pageant Rehearsals


       These events are the heart of the candidacy. The Little Miss, Junior Princess and Miss East
Bethel candidates will spend time working together, as well as separately, to prepare for the
pageant, interviews and judging sessions.
       We will spend time learning the production number dance, practicing interview questions,
working on learning how to walk on the stage, how to speak into a microphone, and how to answer
questions on stage. We integrate a lot of fun activities and time for the girls to get to know and
enjoy each other. Candidates should arrive by start time and be picked up after the completion of
the rehearsal. These rehearsals are closed, unless otherwise indicated by the coordinator. These
rehearsals are a time for the candidates to learn the skills needed as they continue through the
candidacy, they are not judged events.


       Location: The rehearsals will take place at East Bethel Ice Arena (Hwy 65 and 209th Ave).
       Attire: All candidates should wear casual comfortable clothing. Be sure you are in
something that you can move in since we will be practicing the production number dance. Please
bring production number shoes (tennis shoes) and shoes you will be wearing with your formal
dress/gown. We will use them to practice walking on the stage. No flip-flops.




Timeline:
6:30pm: Rehearsals begin
8:30pm: Rehearsals end




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                               Candidate Event Information: Car/Bike Wash
                                        Saturday, June 18th, 2011


        This event is one of our main fundraising activities during candidacy. The Miss and Junior Princess
candidates will be washing cars and motorcycles, while the Little Miss candidates work at our lemonade
stand. This event takes place at the East Bethel Ice Arena.
                 Miss and Junior Princess candidates will be washing vehicles for the entire time the car wash
is open. Little Miss Candidates will be taking one-hour shifts to work at the car wash, and a sign-up sheet
will be provided at the rehearsal prior to the event. Otherwise, please contact the coordinator to schedule a
time. Each Little Miss candidate should be dropped off in time to start their shift, and picked up after the
shift is over. A candidate is welcome to stay longer than her assigned shift, if she desires.
Parents are welcome to stay and watch the girls at this event, take pictures, etc. Be sure to tell all of your
friends and families about the event, and have them bring their vehicles to be washed!!
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        Location: East Bethel Ice Arena (Hwy 65 and 209 Ave)
        Attire: Be sure to wear clothes that are okay to get wet! We request that if candidates would like to
wear swim suits, they also wear shorts and a shirt or sundress over the top of them. Don’t forget to wear
sunscreen!!! Also, flip-flops are acceptable on this day due to the type of event.




Timeline:
10:00am: Car Wash Opens
10:30am-11:30am: Little Miss shift #1
11:30am-12:30pm: Little Miss shift #2
12:20pm-1:30pm: Little Miss shift #3
2:00pm: Car wash ends




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                            Candidate Event Information: Pancake Breakfast
                                       Sunday, June 19th, 2011


        This year we have added a new event to our calendar this year, to let the candidates experience one
of our more common local community activities and participate in a pancake breakfast! This event is done in
coordination with the East Bethel Seniors and will take place at the Coon Lake Beach Club/Coon Lake
Community and Senior Center.
        The Miss, Junior Princess and Little Miss candidates will be working in their “teams” to help to
serve meals and clean up tables. The current royalty will be taking orders and our current “royal families”
and board members will be cooking the food. This event is open to the public, so please feel free to invite
your friends and family! The East Bethel Seniors earn any of the admission costs, while the pageant will
benefit from any tips.
        This is a great opportunity for you to experience what it will be like to represent East Bethel as
royalty and meet other members of the community. The local pancake breakfasts are always a lot of fun and
good food!!!
        Location: Coon Lake Beach Club/Coon Lake Community and Senior Center (182 Forest Road,
Wyoming).
        Attire: Candidates should wear their candidate t-shirt and close toed shoes. Miss candidates should
wear black capris and Little Miss candidates, black shorts. You can also bring a wrap or cardigan for
covering/warmth. Do not forget to bring your candidate sash!




Timeline:
8:00am: Candidates meet at Coon Lake Beach Club
9:00am: Pancake Breakfast Begins
12:30pm: Approximate ending time




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                               Candidate Event Information: Isanti Parade
                                        Thursday, July 7th, 2011



          This event is a very exciting one for the girls. The candidates will be attending the Isanti
Parade with the current East Bethel royalty. All of the candidates will be riding in a float during the
parade.
                 All of the candidates will be meeting in East Bethel and riding together to Isanti for
the parade. They will be accompanied and transported to the event by East Bethel Pageant
Committee members and volunteers. The girls enjoy seeing their family members in the audience
during the parade, so we invite all of you to come and share in the event! Since families tend to be
spectators at the event, we welcome parents/families to pick up the candidates at the end of the
parade route, in Isanti. If you are unable to do so, please let one of the candidate coordinators know
and we will make arrangements to transport the candidate back to the meeting location.


          Attire: The Little Miss candidates should wear their candidate T-shirts, with black skort,
shorts or pants. Recommend that Miss and Junior Princess candidates wear their candidate T-shirst
and Capris or pants, in lieu of shorts. Feel free to send a sweater or wrap for warmth.




Timeline:
4:00pm: Meet at and leave from St. Andrew’s Church
6:00pm: Parade begins (near Isanti Middle School)
7:30pm: Parade ends near the Isanti funeral home (approximate time, the parade lasted around
three hours last year…)



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                           Candidate Event Information: Ice Cream Social
                                      Sunday, July 10th, 2011


       We will be having an ice cream social event to get to spend time with the royalty,
candidates, their families, their sponsors and other members of the community. What is more fun
than ice cream in the summer?! The current East Bethel royalty, as well as this year’s Little Miss
Junior Princess and Miss East Bethel candidates will all be participating in this event.
       The cost of the event is $3 per person; your admission cost will include a make-your-own
ice cream sundae and a door prize drawing ticket. Candidates and one representative from each
candidate’s sponsor will be admitted to the event, free of charge. Please invite other family and
friends to see the candidates in action! Each Junior Princess and Little Miss candidate will be
introducing themselves and naming her sponsor. Each Miss candidate will be presenting her “In the
Spotlight” speech and outfit. At the end of the event, there will be a drawing for a door prize.
       Location: Booster Park
       Attire: Candidates should wear a sundress or other semi-formal dress with sandals/shoes.
You can also bring a wrap or cardigan for covering/warmth. Miss candidates should also bring their
entire “In the Spotlight” outfit, for the presentation. Do not forget to bring your candidate sash!




Timeline:
12:30pm: Candidates arrive
1:00pm: Ice cream social begins
2:30pm: Approximate ending time




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                                 Miss Candidate Event: Sponsor Dinner
                                       Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

                           This event is for the Miss East Bethel Candidates Only.


        The current royalty, current royal families, Miss candidates, judges, and all Miss candidate sponsors
will be participating in a dinner to thank the program sponsors. After the dinner is completed, the sponsors
will be excused and the judged interviews will begin. The candidacy coordinators will be there to coordinate
the interview process as determined by the panel of judges.
        The judged interviews typically begin with a timed 1:1 interview between each candidate and the
panel of judges. This is the time to let the judges know your true personality and why you would like to be
chosen as a royal ambassador of East Bethel. All candidates must wait until verification is given by the
judges that they are finished. The candidates will be excused by the candidacy coordinators when the
interview process is complete.
        Location: St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 1450 - 237th Avenue NE, Bethel, MN 55005
        Attire: The candidates should come in their interview outfit. This should be any type of outfit you
would wear to a job interview. Choose and outfit that reflects your style, personality, and coloring. This
may be a suit (skirt or pant suit), skirt or dress arrangement. Include a form of hosiery (nylons, knee highs,
etc.) Shoes may be heels or flats. Make it your interpretation of what it would be like to apply for a job as
Miss East Bethel.


Timeline:
5:45pm: Candidates arrive for dinner
6:00pm: Dinner begins
7:30pm: Interviews begin
9:30pm: Approximate end time




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                              Candidate Event Information: Dress Rehearsal
                                        Thursday, July 14th, 2011


        This rehearsal will include a complete pageant run-through, from beginning to end at the East Bethel
Ice Arena. We will use the time to let the candidates feel what the pageant will be like and how it will run.
The Emcees will be there to rehearse as well. This is also a closed rehearsal.
        The fundraiser drawing will be taking place during the dress rehearsal and you will be notified of any
winners that were sold by your candidate. Also, the prizes for any tickets sold by your candidate will be sent
home with the candidate at the end of dress rehearsal for prize distribution. We will also be posting a list of
drawing prize winners at the pageant and on the East Bethel Royalty Website.
        We recommend leaving items needed for pageant day at the arena on dress rehearsal night. All items
(gowns, shoes, etc.) will be stored until pageant day in the locked changing areas in the arena. Each
candidate will need to select her pageant escort by this date. All escorts should be available to attend the
rehearsal for 15-30 minutes at 8:00pm, to walk through the evening gown presentation.
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        Location: East Bethel Ice Arena (Hwy 65 and 209 Ave)
        Attire: The candidates should come in their production number outfit. Please be sure to send all
items they will be wearing on pageant day. This includes pageant dress/gown, dress shoes,
nylons/hosiery/socks, and candidate sash. Miss Candidates should also remember to bring their “In the
Spotlight” outfit.




Timeline:
6:15pm: Candidates arrive for rehearsal
6:30pm: Rehearsal begins
8:00pm: Evening Gown presentation rehearsal (escorts to attend)
8:30pm: Rehearsal ends (for Little Miss candidates)
9:30pm: Rehearsal ends (for Miss and Junior Princess Candidates)


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         Candidate Event Information: Booster Days Kiddie Parade and Movie in the Park
                                       Friday, July 15th, 2011


       The Little Miss Candidates will be in the Kiddie Parade in Booster Park (East), lead by the
current East Bethel Little Misses, while the Miss and Junior Princess candidates help coordinate and
lead the other children in the parade. Later in the evening, there will be a movie played on a large
screen next to City Hall.
       This is an event for the celebration of Booster Days, so feel free to bring your family and
friends! There is no charge for these events, although you may want to bring cash, to purchase
snacks and beverages at the event.
       Location: East Bethel Booster Park
       Attire: Candidates should wear their candidate T-shirts, with black skort, shorts or pants.
The parade is a walking parade, so be sure your shoes will be comfortable. Don’t forget your
candidate sash! You may also want to bring a jacket in case the evening gets cool.




Timeline:
6:30pm: Candidates to arrive at Booster Park East
7:00pm: Kiddie Parade begins
9:30pm: Movie in the Park (Movie: TBD)




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                 Candidate Event Information: Miss East Bethel Scholarship Pageant
                                     Saturday, July 16th, 2011


         The big day is finally here! The price of pageant tickets is $8 this year. Please invite your friends
and family to watch you shine. Each candidate sponsor receives a free ticket to the event.
         Little Miss candidates will be starting the day by meeting at Doug and Bobbie Meyenburg’s house
near Palisade Street (*address and map following event description), in preparation for the parade. Miss
Candidates will meet the candidacy coordinators at the East Bethel Ice Arena and be driven to the
Meyenburg’s house to meet the Junior Princess and Little Miss candidates. All the candidates will be riding
together on a float in the parade. Junior Princess and Little Miss candidate parents, please pick up your
daughter after the parade in the back at the Meyenburg’s house. Parents can feel free to park near the
Meyenburg’s residence, as well.
         Little Miss Candidates should arrive at the Ice Arena dressed and ready to begin the pageant. They
will be participating in their interviews with the judges prior to the pageant. These will take place as
individual meetings between one candidate and the panel of judges. The questions and conversations that the
judging is based on are related to the information written on the bio forms you submitted. The purpose is to
get to know the girls and see how they each interact with other people. The coordinator will accompany each
candidate into the interview and remain silently in the room during the interview, to ensure that the girls have
a familiar face to help ease their nerves.
         The Miss East Bethel, Junior Princess, and Little Miss candidates will then show off all their new
dance moves in the production number starting off the pageant. The rest of the pageant will follow,
including candidate introductions, formal gown (pageant dress) presentations, and of course the awards and
crowning ceremonies. Little Miss Candidates will be assisted by the coordinator and other volunteers for the
dressing changes during the pageant.
         Each candidate will need to choose an escort to walk them up to the stage during the formal gown
(pageant dress) presentation. This can be any person the candidate wishes; candidates will often choose their
father, mother, parents, a grandparent or other special person in their life, to do this honor. The escort will
need to be decided on by dress rehearsal as they will be announced during the pageant. The Miss and Junior
Princess candidates will participate in the traditional “fishbowl question” onstage. This year the questions
will be written and submitted by the judges. The Little Miss candidates will also be asked one age
appropriate question, by the emcee, on stage during the formal presentation.




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         During the awards and crowning ceremony, the Miss candidate, Junior Princess candidate, and the
Little Miss candidate with the highest ticket sales during this year’s candidacy will receive an award. Then
we will proceed with the Miss Congeniality presentations, Most Photogenic presentations, and then the
crowning of the new royalty.
         The newly crowned royalty will remain onstage for their first official photo, then welcomed by the
visiting royalty, and then we will welcome family and friends on stage for photos. During this same time,
the candidates and award winners will also participate in a photo shoot.
         The new royalty will be escorted by the pageant to the East Bethel Fireman’s dance, where they will
be introduced to the community for the first time. This is the first official event the 2011-2012 East Bethel
Royalty will participate in. During the event, the royalty will be chaperoned by pageant volunteers, so the
new royal families should feel free to mingle and meet the other new families. Your daughter will be well
taken care of. The royalty will stay until the fireworks and then are free to leave with their parents to rest
before their big day of shopping! This is a community event and we strongly recommend that the other
candidates also attend to show their support for the City and the new ambassadors.

Attire:
Parade: A sundress or other semi-formal dress with sandals/shoes. You can also bring a wrap or cardigan
for covering or warmth.
Little Miss Interview: Please send your candidate prepared for the pageant in her sundress.
Pageant: Please be sure you have all the items you will need during the pageant: production number outfit
and shoes, formal gown (pageant dress), dress shoes, socks/hosiery, “In the Spotlight” outfit.
Fireman’s Dance: The new royalty will be wearing their parade dresses to the dance.




Timeline:
9:30am: Miss Candidates meet at East Bethel Ice Arena
10:00am: All candidates meet at Meyenburg’s house (on Palisade; see map)
11:00am: Booster Day Parade begins
1:30pm: Pageant begins
3:30pm: Approximate pageant end time
6:30pm: Candidates, new royalty, former royalty and families may choose to go out to dinner
8:30pm: East Bethel Fireman’s Dance begins
10:00pm: Approximate time for Fireworks




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                                      Booster Parade Location Map


                                            The Meyenburg’s
                                           2301-224th Ave NE
                                          East Bethel, MN 55005




**The star indicates the Meyenburg’s residence. The dark highlighted area indicates the parade route (it
begins at 225th Ave and proceeds down Palisade to 221st Ave).**




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