Miss Patterson pageant 2015 applications will be available starting Feb. 16 and until March 2. Completed applications must be returned no later than 5 p.m. on March 6.

This year’s contest takes place Friday, May 29 in conjunction with the Apricot Fiesta.

Young women ages 17 to 19, or age 16 if a junior in high school, who live within the Patterson Joint Unified School District or in the Diablo Canyon, are invited to enter.

Miss Patterson and her court represent Patterson throughout the year at festivals, ribbon cuttings, fundraisers and other events and perform community service locally.

Contestants must be attending school or have graduated and maintained a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in high school. Contestants must not have been convicted of any crime or have been expelled from school. Contestants must also have never married or had a child. 

Complete rules are on the application. Forms are available by appointment at the Apricot Fiesta office, 26 South Third St., Suite G.

A club, organization or individual must sponsor the contestants. Each contestant is responsible for finding her own sponsor and for submitting the sponsor’s fee of $300 to the Apricot Fiesta office, if chosen to be a top 12 finalist.

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

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