Contributed by the Gilroy Garlic Festival:
The Gilroy Garlic Festival Association is seeking contestants for the 35th Annual Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant. Contestant applications are available now at the Garlic Festival office, 7473 Monterey Street, Gilroy or by downloading from www.gilroygarlicfestival.com.
Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen Pageant is a scholarship pageant. Contestants are judged on personal interview, speech, talent, and evening gown. In addition to the selection of Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Queen, scholarships will be awarded to many pageant contestants.
Gilroy Garlic Festival will award $1,000 to the final winner, Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival; $500 to the first runner-up, $250 to the second runner-up, a Past President’s Scholarship and a Past Queen’s Scholarship.
Christopher Ranch LLC will award $5,000 to the final winner, Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival, $3,000 to the first runner-up, $2,000 to the second runner-up and an award to each Princess.
Other awards include the OLAM Scholarship, the Franca Barsi Miss Gilroy Garlic 1986 Memorial Scholarship and the Founding Father’s Scholarship.
Applicants must be residents of Gilroy, San Martin, Morgan Hill, Hollister, San Juan Bautista or Aromas, a single female who has never been married and has no children, a high school graduate by June 2013 and between the ages of 18 to 24 by July 2013. The deadline to submit a completed application is no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 15.
The Miss Gilroy Garlic Festival Pageant is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2013, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Gavilan College Theater. For more information, call the Garlic Festival office at 408-842-1625.