The “Little Mr. and Miss” contest will open for applications on Feb. 16.

Little Mr. and Miss Apricot pageant organizers are looking for girls and boys ages 5 and 6 to participate in the Little Mr. and Miss Apricot contest, held in conjunction with the Apricot Fiesta. Applications are available by appointment until March 2. Complete rules are on the application. All applications are due no later than 5 p.m. on March 6.

Children who live within the boundaries of the Patterson Joint Unified School District or live in the Diablo Canyon are eligible. Finalists will be chosen by lottery if more than 15 children apply.

Each contestant’s family is responsible for submitting a sponsor fee of $150 to the Apricot Fiesta office, 26 South Third St., Suite G, if they are selected as one of the final 15 children.

For more information, call Teresa Valentine at 892-5544, or Marilyn Hoobler at 892-3118.

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