The Coast News Group

Registration open for pageant

VISTA — Registration for the 53rd annual Miss Vista Scholarship Pageant and the eighth annual Miss Teen Vista Scholarship Pageant is currently under way. Contestants or their parents must live or work in the Vista area or attend a Vista school, be single, never had a child, and be between the ages of 13 and 16 by April 24 for the Teen Vista pageant and 17 and 26 by April 24 for the Miss Vista Pageant. Orientation meetings are scheduled at 10 a.m. for Feb. 27 and March 13 at the Vista Entertainment Center, 435 West Vista Way. Parents are encouraged to attend.
Miss Vista 2010 will receive a minimum $2,000 cash scholarship. Miss Teen Vista will receive a minimum $1,000 cash scholarship. Both queens receive a wide variety of prizes. Past year’s prizes have included all expenses paid trips to Catalina, a backyard spa, a donation of a diamond crown ring and gold crown pendant and dozens of dinners for two from local restaurants.
The 2010 Miss Vista Pageant and Miss Teen Vista Pageant will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 24. The pageant does not include swimsuit or talent segments. Miss Vista 2010 and Miss Teen Vista 2010 will serve as hostesses for various community events.
The deadline to enter either of the pageants is March 13. Laura Bednar, director of the pageant, can be contacted at (760) 518-4220 to enter.