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					THE FEAST OF THE FLOWERING MOON
P.O. BOX 879
CHILLICOTHE, OHIO 45601
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Email: feastofthefloweringmoon@gmail.com

                                  QUEEN PAGEANT
                                  MAY 21, 2011
POLICY FOR THE FEAST OF THE FLOWERING MOON QUEEN AND COURT:
1). The queen and members of her court shall never have been married prior to her reign or at the time of
judging and shall remain single during her reign. It is our policy that the contestant must not have any
children or become pregnant during her reign. If it is determined by the festival chairperson that this is a
fact, her reign will end and the 1st runner up will take over as queen.
2). The crown and sash shall be worn for all appearances as the Feast of the Flowering
Moon Festival Royalty.
3). The crown and sash shall not be worn when the queen or court is wearing shorts or
blue jeans.
4). The queen and court shall be well groomed and neat for all functions and appearances.
Royalty shall appear in either dress or formal wear, as required by the host festival.
Please be tactful; do not wear short skirts, low cut shirts. Visible piercing of any body
part other than ears as well as visible tattooing will not be permitted. You will be
representing your community.
5). The queen is required to attend at least ten (10) other Ohio Festival and Events
Association (OFEA) festivals other than ours. The Circleville Pumpkin Show,
Jackson Apple Festival, and Bainbridge Fall Festival of Leaves, or Deercreek Dam
Days are usually some of the festivals attended. The queen will usually be the guest at
these functions; however the court members must pay their own costs. When the
queen is unable to attend, the 1st runner up will function as queen. The queen and
court are invited to appear in as many festivals as they choose.
6). The festival representative(s) or parent must accompany the queen and court to any
festival appearance. NO BOYFRIENDS! NO EXCEPTIONS!
7). The queen and court shall abide by all rules set forth by the festivals committee.
8). No smoking or drinking shall be permitted while participating in any festival event!
9). The reigning queen and court must be available at the next Feast of the Flowering
Moon crowning and luncheon.
10). The queen and court will be expected to commit to approximately 6-8 hours of
community service. This may include promoting and/or representing the festival
several times throughout the year, raising funds for the upcoming year, etc.
11). You must compete in the age group, which corresponds, with your age as of
May 21, 2011. (Proof of age will be required with application) Age groups will be:
                                            Teen Queen: 12 – 13 –14
                                       Festival Queen : 15 – 16 – 17 –18
12). Contestants MUST BE a Ross County resident,
13). Contestants MUST BE clear of any misdemeanors.

14). If a festival representative is unable to attend a required festival, an adult such as a
parent, aunt or uncle, or grandparent(s) must attend. A queen and/or court members
will NOT be permitted to drive/attend a festival by themselves. An adult such as
described above must also be the one to drive through the parade, especially if there

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are other royalty members present and riding on the same car or float.
NO FRIENDS DRIVING THROUGH PARADES!
15). Contestants are required to attend two (2) judging sessions. (preliminary judging and the pageant)
Contestants should dress casual (a nice skirt or dress, dress slacks, etc.) Jeans and shorts are not
recommended. All questions asked to each contestant will be based on the biography sheet that is
attached. This will conclude the interview judging session. The preliminary judging wil take place at the
Huntington Bank at the corner of Paint and Main Streets. Teen Queen contestants should arrive at 8:45
a.m. and Queen contestants should arrive at 10:00 a.m. Lunch for all contestants (at your own cost) will
be at 11:30 at 17 East, located on E. Main Street. This is strictly for contestants, judges, special guests and
the Queen Committee.
16). The final judging will take place on Saturday, May 21st at 6:30pm at the Majestic Theater on E.
Second Street. The pageant begins at 6:30, and contestants must be at the Majestic at 5:00pm for practice
and preparation. For the pageant, semi-formal attire (a nice dress or suit) is required. In the past however,
contestants have worn prom-like dresses for the contest even though it is not required. As long as the
contestant is presentable and wearing appropriate attire (a dress, etc) the individual scores will not favor
those who may wear prom dresses. This portion of the judging will consist of the introduction and a
question. Each contestant will receive a score of 1 – 5 in each category and those categories include:
introduction, speaking ability, personality, appearance, and stage presence. These criteria will be used for
both preliminary and final judging.
17). All scores will remain the property of the Feast of the Flowering Moon and no scores will be given to
contestants or parents!
18). A portion of the prizes and or money will be held back and will be given when all
obligations have been met and all rules have been followed. As of the year 2000, an
educational scholarship will be awarded to the festival queen. This money will be
kept for the queen for up to four years, unless needed before. When the money is
requested for an educational purpose, a check will be sent directly to the school of
choice by a Feast of the Flowering Moon board member. If after 4 years the queen
does not attend college, the money becomes property of the Feast of the Flowering
Moon.
19). The queen of each age group is not permitted to enter the pageant again.
However, the teen queen may participate in the festival queen category if the age
requirement is met.
20.) If a queen or court member resigns, is suspended, or is disqualified during her term, she is unable to
enter the pageant again.
21.) If a queen or court member would be suspended or expelled from school, it would
be up to the board member(s) if that individual would be permitted to be affiliated
with the Feast of the Flowering Moon in any way.
22). In consideration of holding the title of queen or serving as queen, the undersigned
royalty/queen and parents or guardian(s) hereby promise and agree to indemnify and
save keep harmless said the Feast of the Flowering Moon Festival, its board
members, the city of Chillicothe, the chairperson(s) or any person representing the
Feast of the Flowering Moon against any and all suits, claims, demands, costs,
damages, counsel fees, charges, liabilities and expenses whatsoever, which she or
they may at anytime sustain, incur or become liable for any reason of any and all acts,
including accidents, or other tortuous conduct which may occur.
23.) A legal guardian of each participant shall attend a mandatory parents meeting, which will be held
during the dance routine practice on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00pm in Yoctangee Park at the white
gazebo. A full set of rules will be distributed and discussed.




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             ***ALL APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MONDAY, MAY 9th, 2011***
                               NO EXCEPTIONS!


      ***ATTENTION QUEEN APPLICANTS***
***We will be having a simple dance routine that will be performed during the pageant on May
21, 2011. Practice will be held the week before the interviews and pageant date. The first date of
practice will be on Saturday, May 14th at 1:00 p.m. in Yoctangee Park at the white gazebo. For
this part of the pageant, the Queen Committee will decide on proper attire for the dance routine.
Revealing clothes will not be tolerated!
***NO EXCEPTIONS!!***

We have read and understand the above rules, regulations, and policies and will abide by such.
Signature of contestant: ___________________________________Date___________

Signature of parent/guardian: ______________________________Date____________

**PLEASE SEND THE FOLLOWING**
1). Proof of age (copy of birth certificate or driver’s license).
2). A check for $25.00 made out to the Feast of the Flowering Moon. This should be from your
“sponsor”. This can be an individual, or business. Your sponsor will be mentioned during your
introduction at the pageant.
3). Biography sheet filled out to its entirety
4). This sheet, which should be signed to show our understanding of the rules and
regulations of the Feast of the Flowering Moon Queen’s Pageant.
5). A picture of yourself. This will be in the Chillicothe Gazette before the contest. There
is NO guarantee you will get this picture back. If a picture is not received by May 9th
when applications are due, it WILL NOT be in the Gazette.

                                        Please mail to:
                                          Jill Thomas
                                     315 Fairway Avenue
                                    Chillicothe, OH 45601

                    Any questions please call or text Jill at (740)701-1626.
               All applications are due Monday, May 9, 2011. No exceptions!
        ***Applications will be accepted until 9:00pm on that day at my home located at
                             315 Fairway Avenue, Chillicothe. ***




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FEAST OF THE FLOWERING MOON
QUEEN CONTESTS
BIOGRAPHY SHEET

NAME________________________________PHONE______________
ADDRESS________________________________________________
PARENTS_____________________________BIRTHDATE__________
BROTHERS/SISTERS_______________________________________
SCHOOL__________________________________GRADE__________
PETS___________________________________________________
FAVORITE COLOR____________FAVORITE FOOD________________
FAVORITE TV SHOW__________________________________________
FAVORITE MOVIE____________________________________________
FAVORITE ACTOR/ACTRESS__________________________________
FAVORITE SINGER____________________________________________
HOBBIES________________________________________________
CLUBS/ORGANIZATIONS____________________________________
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE? (please use other side if necessary)
_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF___________________________

CIRCLE APPROPRIATE AGE:

     TEEN QUEEN              FESTIVAL QUEEN
     12 – 13 – 14            15 – 16 – 17 – 18

CONTESTANT’S SIGNATURE________________________________
PARENT/GUARDIAN SIGNATURE_____________________________

WHO IS YOUR SPONSOR FOR THE PAGEANT? _____________________________




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                    IMPORTANT DATES & THINGS TO REMEMBER
                         FEAST OF THE FLOWERING MOON
                        QUEEN/TEEN QUEEN PAGEANT 2011

Monday, May 9th:          Deadline for entry forms. Be sure and have your form filled
                          out, (make a copy for yourself),entry fee of $25 from your
                          sponsor, (made payable to Feast of the Flowering Moon
                          Queens), and a current picture.

Saturday, May 14th:       - Dance practice – Meet at 1:00pm at the small white gazebo
                            in Yoctangee Park
                          - Parent meeting during this practice – Contestant must have
                            a parent/guardian present for this meeting. We will go over
                            the rules and answer any questions you may have.
                          - Each contestant will participate in a fundraiser by selling 25
                            tickets for a 50/50 raffle. They will be handed out at this
                            meeting and money is due back on Saturday, May 21st at
                            the interview.

Sunday, May 15th:         Dance practice – Meet in park at gazebo at a time to be
                          determined during the first practice.

Saturday, May 21st;       - Interviews
                          - 11:30am - Lunch (contestants only – no parents – lunch
                            cost is on their own). Approximate cost is $10pp. They will
                            be chaperoned by Queen committee and judges.
                          - Break so contestants can get hair and makeup done
                          - 5:00pm – Contestants are to be dropped off for the
                            pageant. Parents are asked to leave so the girls can
                            practice the dance routine and their entrances/exits on
                            stage.
                          - 6:30pm – Pageant begins. Admission is $2pp.
                          - Cell phones will NOT be permitted.

Things to remember to bring:

Dance outfit
Pageant outfit (or two in case something happens to one)
Makeup, brush, hygiene products, hairspray, bobbi pins, safety pins, tape, brush, comb,
curling iron/straightener, shoes, hose (including an extra pair).

Admission to the pageant is $2, children under 5 is free.
Please make parents, friends, and family aware of this. Doors will open at 6:10pm.

The Feast is May 27, 28, and 29th, 2011. If you make the court, you will be busy ALL
weekend!!! A meeting for the new 2011 Queen, Teen Queen and courts, as well as
parents will be held immediately following the pageant.



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