Friday, July 31, 2015

Mini-royalty contest needs banners

Fort Frances will see a 2014 mini-king and mini-queen crowned yet.
Organizer Melissa Gushulak said she’s determined to go ahead with the contest next month but needs one more piece of the puzzle before doing so—banners for the young royalty.

Gushulak said she has all her prize sponsors in place, but the woman who normally makes and donates banners for the contest is unable to do so this year.
This means Gushulak is looking either for someone to make one or two banners and donate them, or someone who would sponsor the banners so she could pay someone else to make them.
“I have everything in place but I don’t want to do it without the banners,” she remarked.
“The banners are a huge part.
“I just need two—one for the king and one for the queen,” Gushulak noted.
“They’re not large, and I don’t need anything fancy,” she stressed.
The banners traditionally have been embroidered but at this point, Gushulak said even iron-on letters would be good.
“Right now, I’m looking for anything,” she admitted.
“I have no sewing abilities otherwise I’d do it myself.”
Gushulak said she would love it if one individual made one banner while a second made the other so it’s not too much work for anyone.
Anyone interested in making, donating, or sponsoring the banners can call Gushulak at 275-8526.
If there’s no answer, leave a voice mail with your contact information and she’ll get back to you.
If all the pieces come together, Gushulak said the contest would be held on a Saturday in late September.
“I want to get it going, I want to get it done,” she stressed.
“I don’t want to wait until next year since I have everything lined up.
“I have all the sponsorship money, everything,” Gushulak noted.
“I don’t want it to be cancelled—it’s such a simple but cute event.”
As in past years, the contest will be open to boys and girls aged four-seven.
Each child is asked a few questions, with judges then choosing the winners.
Gushulak will start taking registrations once a date is set.

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