The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County is kicking off the 36th Annual Main Street Festival with the inaugural Little Miss & Mister Main Street Pageant, sponsored by Sweet CeCe’s Frozen Desserts & More. The pageant will be held on the first day of the festival, Saturday, April 27th at 10:30 am on the main stage.
The Little Miss & Mister Main Street Pageant will be broken into four age groups.
- Little Miss is open to girls ages 9-12 years-old.
- Little Mister is open to boys ages 9-12 years-old.
- Jr. Little Miss and Jr. Little Mister are open to girls ages 5-8 years-old and boys ages 5-8 years old, respectively.
- Winners in all four categories will receive a $50 cash prize, $50 Sweet CeCe’s gift card, sash, crown and trophy.
- The first runner-up in all categories will receive a $40 Sweet CeCe’s gift card and trophy. The second runner-up in all categories will receive a $30 Sweet CeCe’s gift card and trophy.
“This was a great idea from our Director of Festivals, Liz Hall and it lives into our mission in a variety of ways. We strive to increase youth involvement in historic preservation and an overall community atmosphere which helps further our cultural heritage,” said Heritage Foundation CEO, Bari Beasley. “Our goal with the Little Miss and Mister Main Street pageant is to create a memorable moment at Main Street Festival for participants and attendees alike.”
The pageant will consist of two rounds. Each participant will model across the stage in their formal attire while the emcee, former Miss Tennessee USA, Allee-Sutton Hethcoat, announces their name and favorite hobbies. After the three-judge panel score the contestants, the “Top 10” in each age group will be presented with an age-appropriate question. The winners of Little Miss & Mister Main Street will participate in Heritage Foundation events throughout the year, including Pumpkinfest; Dickens of a Christmas, and Jr. Heritage Foundation initiatives.
Registration is open now until April 5, 2019 and is $75 per person. There are limited spots available in each of the four categories, and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. All participants must be Williamson County residents. For additional rules and regulations, visit WilliamsonHeritage.org/MainStreetPageant.
A one-hour mandatory, informational meeting for the parent/guardian of the contestants will be held on April 11th at 5:30 p.m. at the Lehew Magid Big House for Historic Preservation at 112 Bridge Street, Franklin, TN. During the meeting, staff will answer any questions and randomly draw the presentation order for the pageant contestants.
The pageant will be judged by former Miss Mississippi USA, Chelsea Reardon Leemon, former Miss Tennessee USA, Morgan High Orgain and Director of Miss Williamson County, Kevin Livingston.
For more information about the Little Miss & Mister Main Street Pageant, or to register visit WilliamsonHeritage.org/MainStreetPageant.
About the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN
Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage and promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation.
Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates The Franklin Theatre and the Downtown Franklin Association. For more information about the Heritage Foundation, visit https://williamsonheritage.org.