Fort Wayne Turners
On Friday October 31st and Saturday November 1st Fort Wayne Turners will host the District “Playdays” which consists of Bowling, Cultural Exhibit and performances; and the Miss Central States District of American Turners Pageant. We will revive the Cultural aspect of this event. You must be a Turner Member in good standing to participate
The Miss Central States Pageant will be held at 8:00pm on Saturday, November 1st on the stage in our gymnasium. A practice will be in the afternoon. A DRESSY TYPE DRESS WILL BE REQUIRED. Much easier on your pocketbook if you borrow a dress, long or short, your preference. An entrant must be 14 to 19 years of age at the time of the event. You may have an escort on stage (your father or a friend). One may be appointed for you if you prefer. The winner will be awarded a Tiara and a dozen Red roses along with the title of Miss Central States District of American Turners. A 1st and 2nd Runner Up will also be chosen. Central States District includes nine Societies from Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Each society will be allowed two entries. No late entries after the expiration date of October 15th, 2008. We need this time to collect a short Resume of you to present on stage. Must have three (3) Societies entered to host this event.
If we have more than two and no less than 5 or 6 girls interested in entering the pageant, we will have to conduct a pageant for our local society only. This will have to be held no later than October 10th or 11th.
The exhibit and performance is for AMATEUR artists and crafters. You cannot make over one fourth (1/4) of your annual income from any item you enter. The balances of the rules appear at the top of the entry form. Items to be entered are listed on the CLASSIFICATION sheet. Eligible Age Groups range from 1 to 101 years. Read the rules on the entry and classification sheets only. They will be at the left end of the bar, unless there is room on the big bulletin board. All items entered in the exhibit must have an identification label attached and may not be over two (2) years old. Ribbons will be award: First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention. Non Turner members will judge all Cultural events.
You may bring your items to the club on Thursday evening, October 30th, upstairs in the Dining Room or the kids gymnastic room. (depends on how many entries we have). All other entries will be taken in on Friday evening.
WE WILL BE AUDITING SATURDAY AFTERNOON BEGINNING AT 1:00PM. THE EXHIBITS WILL BE CLOSED FOR VIEWING UNTIL THE AUDIT IS COMPLETED.
OPEN FOR VIEWING UNTIL THE PAGEANT; CLOSED TILL AFTER THE PAGEANT. THEN YOU MAY PICK UP YOUR ITEMS.
To continue!!! Okay, I assume if you have read this article to this length, you will have several questions. I have been involved with the Cultural aspect of Turners for over 25yeas. I LOVE IT!! It has been way to long since we have held any Cultural Competitions at our Society. All information about this event will be published in the September 1st and October 1st newsletter only
I am available to answer any questions and to help with your forms. Please call me at (260) 482-2140, leave a message and I will return your call if I am unavailable. I will also meet you at Turners.
VOLUNTEERS WILL BE NEEDED
B. J. Riley