Starke County Relay for Life Pageant Entry Deadline Approaching

 The deadline to register for the First Starke County Relay for Life Pageant is quickly approaching, as Candice Miller from DeMotte State Bank said the deadline of March 29 gives interested individuals just over a week to register.

The pageant will be held on April 21 at 2 p.m. in the family life center at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Knox, where a winner will be crowned in each of four age groups to represent their title and participate at the Starke County Relay for Life Event at the Hamlet fairgrounds in June. All Starke County residents ages 1-18 can participate in the event, with age groups ranging from Teeny Tiny Miss, ages one to three; Tiny Miss, ages four to seven; Little Miss, ages eight to 12; and Miss, ages 13 to 18.

Entry fees are $30 per contestant, and the team is still seeking sponsorships and donations to cover expenses. Applications can be picked up at DeMotte State Bank, or anyone interested can call Pamela McDonald at (574) 806-1143 or Candice Miller at (574) 806-2901.

This is the first Relay for Life pageant of its kind, and Miller said her team is hoping for a successful event. Miller indicated that if the event goes well, DeMotte State Bank would love to make it an annual part of Relay.