CANTON, OHIO (March 4, 2013) – The deadline for the annual Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant is nearing. Contestants must submit a completed application and $70 fee to the Enshrinement Festival department at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce no later than 5 p.m. on Monday, Mar. 11.
Prospective contestants can apply online at www.profootballhofef.com/queen-pageant, request a paper application by contacting Kathy Lindenberger, event manager, at (330) 458-2056 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or by coming to the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, (located at 222 Market Avenue North in downtown Canton) weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Queen Pageant will take place Thursday, May 9, beginning at 7 p.m. at Canton Palace Theatre. All seats are reserved at $20 each, and tickets can be purchased at the Enshrinement Festival Office at the Canton Chamber, as well as Canton AAA, and Massillon AAA.
The Enshrinement Festival Queen Pageant is not a beauty pageant. While overall appearance is certainly an important component, contestants are judged based on personality, poise, beauty, communication skills, academic achievement and service to community. If there is a tie at any point in the judging process, it will be broken by utilizing the scores for personality, poise, and beauty—in that order.
Candidates cannot be younger than a high school senior and 18 years old by May 1 or more than 23 years of age before Sept. 1. Candidates must reside and, if employed, work within a 30-mile radius of Stark County. A Queen and seven Court members will be selected to coincide with the number in the 2013 Class of Enshrinees, comprised of Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson and Warren Sapp.
In addition to greeting guests at most of the 19 events during the two and a half weeks of the Enshrinement Festival, the Queen and Court will volunteer their time to civic organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Turnaround Community Outreach Center, Stark MRDD and many more. Certainly one of the most memorable experiences for the Queen and Court will be their ride on a float in the Grand Parade.
About the 50th Anniversary
In 2013, the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Enshrinement Festival will mark the 50th anniversary of honoring the legends of professional football, which includes conducting a world-renowned festival celebrating the annual enshrinement of football players, coaches and contributors into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The collaborative efforts of this leadership team, combined with the professional staffs at the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and the dedicated team of more than 4,200 volunteers, will ensure the success of 19 diverse events from July 19 to Aug. 6, 2013.
The Enshrinement Festival activities, attended by nearly 700,000 people, are expected to produce an economic impact of over $32 million for the Canton/Stark County area and $56 million for the State of Ohio. In addition, millions will experience aspects of the Enshrinement Festival as events are televised and covered by other media.
The central focus and highlight of this year’s Enshrinement Festival will be the Aug. 3 Enshrinement Ceremony for the Class of 2013 Enshrinees: Larry Allen, Cris Carter, Curley Culp, Jonathan Ogden, Bill Parcells, Dave Robinson and Warren Sapp.
For the complete schedule of events, ticket information, and latest news, check the web sites periodically: www.profootballhofef.com or www.profootballhof.com.
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