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Published 1/15/2020
5:04pm

Railroad Days Royalty Committee Looking for 2020 Queen, Princess, Prince

Changes to Contest Outlined

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The Durand Railroad Days Royalty Committee is accepting applications for young ladies who are interested in representing Durand as Miss Railroad Days 2020 Queen and Attendant. The qualifications for candidates have changed, candidates must be between the ages of 15-20, currently attending or have attended Durand Area High School, or have a Durand mailing address.
 
Scholarships provided by Randy Wise of Durand and Railroad Days, Inc. in the amount of $1000 for the Queen and $500 for her Attendant will be awarded to the ladies at the end of their reign.
 
Each candidate will secure a sponsor who will provide the $50 entry fee (provided by your sponsor, which must be a business).

Candidates will submit a written summary with their application telling the committee why they feel they would be a good choice to represent Durand as Miss Railroad Days 2020. They will also be interviewed as part of the selection process prior to the Crowning Ceremony for Railroad Days 2020. Ladies will be judged on their application entry essay, interview, answers to questions, poise, presentation, confidence, personality, and clarity of speech.

Candidates will present themselves in business casual attire for the interview and in formal wear for the Crowning Ceremony. 

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The annual Princess contest sponsored by Durand Lioness and Prince contest sponsored by Randy Wise 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 13, 2020 at 6:30pm in coordination with the Miss Railroad Days Crowning Ceremony.

All contestants will be photographed courtesy of A&R Portraits. A Crowning Ceremony for the 2020 Queen, Attendant, Princess and Prince will be held Friday, March 13, 2020 at 6:30pm in the grand ballroom of Durand Union Station—Michigan Railroad History Museum at 200 Railroad Street in Durand.

The Queen, Attendant, Princess, and Prince will represent the 45th Annual Durand Railroad Days Festival held on May 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th, 2020, the weekend after Mother’s Day. The Railroad Days Royalty will appear in various parades and community functions throughout the coming year.

Applications are available on the Durand Railroad Days website.

Additional details for Railroad Days Queen, Attendant, Princess and Prince 2020 are available with applications. Questions may be directed to Lioness Martha Owens at (810) 923-3308.

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