2016 Railroad Days Princess Jenna Wilburn and Prince Joseph Earegood/Durand Now Photo
Durand Railroad Days Royalty Committee announces its annual Princess Contest sponsored by Durand Lioness and Prince Contest sponsored by Conrad’s Towing of Durand. The contest is for girls and boys 7-10 years old who attend Durand Area Schools or have a Durand mailing address. Applicants must secure a sponsor to provide the $50 entry fee and place the contestant’s canister in their business for the two weeks of voting. Each cent collected in contestant’s canister will equal one vote. Winner will be determined by the most votes received and will be announced on March 10, 2017 at 6:30pm in coordination with the Miss Railroad Days Crowning Ceremony.
Contestants will be photographed courtesy of A&R Portraits. The Princess and Prince will represent the 42nd annual Durand Railroad Days Festival held on May 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st 2017, the weekend after Mother’s Day.
The Railroad Days Princess and Prince will appear in various parades and community functions throughout the coming year.
A Crowning Ceremony for the 2017 Queen, Attendant, Princess and Prince will be held Friday, March 10, 2017 at 6:30pm in the grand ballroom of Durand Union Station—Michigan Railroad History Museum at 200 Railroad Street in Durand.
Additional details for Railroad Days Princess and Prince 2017 are available with applications. Questions for the Princess may be directed to Lioness Martha Owens at (810) 923-3308 or Amy Lake at (989) 666-7227 and for the Prince to Jennifer Lindner at 734-652-9343. Completed applications must be postmarked no later the November 18th deadline.