SOMERSET — TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky (TOUR SEKY) is excited to announce the seventh annual Miss Redbud Trails Pageant. Infants thru sophomores will compete for titles ranging from Tiny Miss Redbud Trails to Redbud Trails Princess. Juniors and seniors are invited to compete for the title of Miss Redbud Trails.
The pageant is open to participants in TOUR’s 47-county service area. The pageant will be held March 17 on the Union College Campus, at Conway Boatman Chapel, Barbourville, KY. (for complete county list visit www.tourseky.com )
Each contestant competing for the title of Miss Redbud Trails will receive prizes including a $500 scholarship from Union College, “Kentucky’s First College in the Mountains.” The chosen Queen will receive a $10,000 scholarship to Union College, along with a sash, crown and other gifts.
Miss Redbud Trails serves as a spokesperson and ambassador for TOUR SEKY and the Redbud Trails program. The Queen will also be featured in tourism marketing materials and will be showcased in area parades and festivals.
The Redbud Trails Program, initiated in 2004 by Congressman Hal Rogers, was established to encourage and promote tourism in Southern and Eastern Kentucky by showcasing the natural beauty of the area, therefore kicking off the tourism season in early spring. Southern and eastern Kentuckians have planted more than 500,000 redbuds since the program began.
Pageant information and applications can be found at www.tourseky.com or www.redbudfestky.com The deadline to apply is March 1, 2012. For more information about the Redbud Trails Pageant, please contact Michelle Allen at 606-677-6142 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TOUR SEKY is an award winning initiative of Congressman Hal Rogers. The organization’s mission is to educate, expand, develop and market the existing and potential tourism industry throughout southern and eastern Kentucky, while contributing to the economic, cultural growth, health and awareness, and overall quality of life of the region. For additional information about TOUR SEKY visit www.tourseky.com, or call 606-677-6093.