The royalty search kicks off with the Fourth of July pageant at Lincoln Park as part of the annual Independence Day festivities. Three winners will be crowned. The Little Miss Fourth of July division is open to kindergartners through second-graders, Fourth of July Princess is open to second- through fifth-graders and Fourth of July Queen is open to sixth- through eighth-graders. Girls must apply by June 23.
As the Taste of the Valley Art & Food Festival takes the place of Tracy’s long-running bean fest, a new Tracy Festival Pageant is replacing the bean royal court. The Festival Pageant will take place Aug. 16 at the Grand Theatre Center for the Arts, 715 Central Ave., and applications are due July 25. Categories are Little Miss Tracy Festival, kindergarten to second grade; Tracy Festival Princess, second through fifth grade; and Tracy Festival Queen, sixth through eighth grade.
Winners of both pageants will be recognized during opening ceremonies for the two-day Taste of the Valley Art and Food Festival on Sept. 6 in downtown Tracy.
Applications for both pageants are available on the Tracy Chamber of Commerce website, www.tracychamber.org, or at 223 E. 10th St.
For information: Tracy Chamber of Commerce, 835-2131.
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