Contestants sought for historic Miss Portland contest

BROCTON – Calling all families in the Brocton/Portland area! Do you have a special “Miss” at home that you think deserves a crown? As part of the Portland Bicentennial Celebration, the Portland Bicentennial Committee is proudly sponsoring the Bicentennial Miss Portland 2013 Contest for young women ages four through 18 that reside in or attend school in the Brocton Central School District.

This historic event will be judged May 23 at 7 p.m. at the Portland Town Hall and will include age categories: Tiny Miss, ages 4 to 6; Little Miss, ages 7 to 9; Junior Miss, ages 10 to 13; and Miss Portland 2013, ages 14 to 18.

Normally an event that is fondly thought of by the many area residents who have judged this event in previous years, this year’s Miss Portland Contest will proudly boast welcomed participation from the 1963 Portland Sesquicentennial Miss Portland Contest winner Cynthia Zanghi (Little Miss).

Any family wishing to participate in this time honored tradition, that not only celebrates the best and brightest of the Brocton/Portland region but encourages those young ladies to share and take pride in their region’s history, can pick up an application and official contest rules at the following locations: Portland Town Hall, Village of Brocton Clerk’s Office, Ahira Hall Memorial Library in Brocton; or at the area’s local salons: Definitely Darla’s, Jess Your Style or Hair by Nicole.

The committee reminds the community that this contest is open to all girls in selected age groups and who attend the Brocton Central School District, which will also be a focus of the bicentennial celebration.

For more information, parents and guardians may contact Stephanie Halpainy at 785-3183 or Jenean Roth at 401-1387.